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Kenny Powers Endorses Them. Need We Say More?

K-Swiss Tubes Run 100

K-Swiss may be known for their classic tennis and street sneakers, but with theTubes Run 100 ($75)they're hoping to change that. Sold in ten different color

Add a Little Chrome to Your Wheels

Chrome Midway

Move over Chuck Taylor. Meet the Batman of urban lifestyle footwear, the Chrome Midway ($90). Chrome, a San Francisco based company, has prided itself for 14 years on providing durable messenger

American Reinterpretation of an American Classic

L.L.Bean Signature Boot

Alex Carleton of Rogues Gallery, has a knack for taking classic American staples and putting a modern twist on them. Nowhere is this more evident than his collaboration with L.L.Bean for this August's launch of L.L.Bean's Signature Collection. With

Going Brogued

Converse Jack Purcell Brogue Leather

Known for its versatility, Jack Purcells by Converse are, in the world of sneakers, a modern-day classic. The shoes go well with a linen suit, chinos, or a pair of jeans. But, matching clean sneakers with a highly structured suit can

By Their Hands for Your Feet

Helm Handmade Boots | Ray Ray

The idea of spending $395 dollars on a pair of boots may seem a bit outlandish. But quality comes at a price. Designed in Austin by Joshua Bingaman and handmade by a leather/boot specialist in Istanbul, Turkey, Helm Handmade Boots are

Because Aqua Shoes Are So 5th Grade.

Opening Ceremony and Timberland Watershoe

Brand collaborations are taking over the world of men's fashion and boutique label Opening Ceremony is leading the charge. In this latest tag-team effort, the brand has combined their detailing flair with Timberland to create a versatile shoe that should do good-by

Please Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself

New Balance 320

New for fall 2010, New Balance is bringing back the heritage 320 ($65) running shoe as part of their lifestyle collection. The 320, originally released in 1976 for men when the numbering system matched retail prices ($32, 320, get it?) helped

Australian for Boot

Blundstone Original 500 Series Boots

While spending a couple of weeks in Sri Lanka helping clean up after the 2004 tsunami, I met a friendly Australian ex-pat who was a walking cliché of his homeland. He wore a bush hat with one side rakishly buttoned up, a

A New Style Steeped In Great Tradition

Clarks Originals Pilton Town Shoes

Clarks Original fans know just how comfortable their shoes can become after a few wears. So the real decision that has to be considered when buying a pair is which style suits your look. These new Pilton Town Shoes ($77) are

Pared Down for Pairing

Rider Boot Co. | Made in Maine Driver Mocc

Recently at Leffot, one our New York must stops, we laid eyes on the Driver Moccasin from the "Made in Maine" handsewn collection by Rider Boot Co. The completely handsewn mocc is constructed of Horween unlined #2 Chromoexcel leather. Gorgeous. Mounted

Brand Spotlight | FEIT Shoes

Brand Spotlight is a series on Gear Patrol focused on highlighting unique and creative brands we feel should be on men's radars. Most shoes are made like cars, meaning they are massed produced in

Hot Foot It

Wenger Boar Boot

Designed for extreme weather situations, Wenger's new Boar Boot ($250) for Fall 2010 is offically their most technically-advanced cold weather boot. Utilizing an integrated rechargeable heater, the boot provides three user-adjustable levels of heat targeted at the ball of the

Nothing Like Your Dad's Pair

New Balance M850RGW

Those not tuned in to the sneaker scene might be surprised to see a pair of New Balances "peacocking" with such a bright street inspired color package. Especially with the classic 850 shoe which was originally produced back in 1991.

Shoes You Own, Not Just Wear

Allen Edmonds McAllister Wing Tip

Every man should at some point or another purchase himself a pair of well made, welted dress shoes. Doesn't matter what kind, we each have our preference. Regardless of what you choose, they probably won't be inexpensive, but they'll return in spades

Smart Kicks

GoLite Lime Lites

The GoLite Lime Lites ($110) are hard shoes to describe. Light hikers? Approach shoes? Urban knock-arounds? Yes, yes and yes. You could put these shoes on for casual Friday at the office and wear them straight through Sunday, with a day hike,

Royal Name, Vassal Price

Clae Ellington

Looking for a comfortable but stylish alternative to Converse or Vans sneakers? Take a gander at the Clae Ellington ($95). Made from either canvas or leather, both materials enhance the shoe's silhouette in different ways (styles and

Branding Aside, There's Nothing Generic About These

Generic Surplus Army Green Perforated Leather Chukka

The leather chukka is something we endorse as a men's footwear staple. Problem is, once the thermometer starts to peak, having your foot encased in solid leather can lead uncomfortable sweating and we all know where that leads to. That's why these

The Classic Desert Boot With An African Twist

Oliberté Adibo-S Black Sheep Desert Boot

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Charities, non profits, and governmental aid are some ways countries around the world and their citizens can be helped back on their feet. We don't want to undermine the noble work and impact of these forces of good, but the reality is

Built for Summer and The Planet

Simple Flippee Recycled PET Flip-Flop

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Europeans may never fully understand it but when the heat of summer arrives state sid, we American's instinctively reach for our flip-flops. Despite really being nothing more than a sole and thong strap though, it's been our experience that many guys hold

If You Have to Ask About the Price...

Julian Boots

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What we know about Julian Boots is limited to the very brief description on their incredibly sparse website. That, and of course hearsay from those lucky enough to own them. Julian Boots construct their benchmade to-measure boots completely by

Classic Basketball Style from 69' to Now

Adidas Originals Superstar 2 NBA 2010

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Adidas Original Superstars first graced the feet of basketball players back in 1969. They were the first low-top basketball sneaker to feature an all-leather upper and a rubber shell toe. Staying true to their heritage, this year's Original Superstar 2 designed

Beijing Style You Can Now Call Your Own

Warrior Footwear Classics

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Since 1935, Warrior Footwear has been a household name in China. Known as one of the original sporting shoe brands for Chinese athletes, not much has changed with these shoes despite the years that have passed, except that American's now

A Step Up in Healthy Living

MBT Kimondo Chime

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Quick-fix fitness solutions are nothing new for men. We've all seen "miracle" diet pills and ab belts that "do the work for you". If you've ever invested in those types of solutions, then you have undoubtedly learned the hard

Where Sneaker Meets Skipper

Jack Purcell Boat Shoe by Converse

jack_purcell_boat_shoe_smalFor some reason or another, the yachting life-look is back with a vengeance in men's fashion. If you aren't really inclined, though, to throw on a pink polo shirt over a navy polo and pop both collars (and we don't blame

The Anti-Shoe

MBT Shuguli GTX

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We know you've seen the commercials for toning sneakers on TV. Seriously, what guy isn't a fan of the Reebok ads? Perhaps you've considered buying a pair for your girlfriend. Perhaps you've considered buying yourself a pair. No matter what

It's All in The Details

Gucci Retro Leather Trainers

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It's time to throw pragmatism out the window, or at least put it on hold for the next paragraph or so. Clean and basic, with perfect amount of color flash for standing out in sea of Converse and Vans, these white

Like Two Shoes in One, Hand Made in Maine

Quoddy for 3Sixteen Deck Chukka

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Combining two classic men's shoe styles into one beautiful silhouette, these Deck Chukka's are as stylish as they are well crafted. Created for fashion outfit 3Sixteen by shoe maker Quoddy, each pair is hand sewn in Maine with locked-stitched tips and

Will Hunting's Around-The-House Shoe

L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers

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Made entirely of real sheepskin shearling, the ankle high L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers are the indoor shoe for chilly winter days and long winter nights. The shearling conforms uniquely to your foot like memory foam and provides a super

Go Play In The Rain (Or Snow)

Keen Obsidian WP Hiking Shoes

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“There’s no such thing as bad weather. Only inappropriate clothing.” I don’t know who said that, but odds are, he was wearing waterproof shoes. As anyone who has spent much time outdoors knows, there are few things more uncomfortable, more demoralizing,

For the Casual Skater in All of Us

Vans Chukka Low 2009

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Before the year officially comes to a close, it might be a good idea to take a second glance at the 2009 lineup of Vans Chukka Low styles. Above, we've gathered some of the more conservative colors of the batch and

Footwear with Heirloom Potential

Frye Dakota Mid Lace Boot

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Known for their durable, classic boots, the Dakota Mid Lace is a classic style anyone should consider owning. Taller than a chukka and secure around the ankle, whether you by them for fashion or day hikes with friends, these boots

Life Beyond Galoshes

Tretorn Strala Rain Boots

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Not up for trudging those expensive leather shoes or boots you purchased through salt infused slush and rain this winter? There is life beyond galloshes and lucky for you it's not pricey. Inspired by a Chelsea boot style (this author's

All-terrain Slippers

Keen Ormond Slides

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For the past decade, Keen shoes have made a name for themselves as worthy companions to both watery and terrestrial adventures. The company has leveraged its distinctive toe bumper design (originally to avoid stubbing toes on sailboat deck cleats) to

Pure Running Science

ASICS Gel-Kinsei 3

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When it comes to running shoes, many runners latch onto a particular brand. While Dusty happens to be a Brooks man, I, on the other hand, live by ASICS. As a cost-conscious individual, I usually get my new pair of Gel

Boots Of The French Foreign Legion

Palladium Baggy Leather Boots

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Palladium boots, originally designed and manufactured for the French Foreign Legion, circa 1947 (nod to Sinatra), are like many vintage military products these days. That is to say, in fashion. The Palladium Baggy boots are a not-too-pricey boot option for casual