The Summer Sneaker Hybrid

The penny loafer and Vans slip-on sneaker occupy completely opposite positions on the spectrum of summer footwear staples. One's a preppy mainstay touted by Ivy Leaguers and menswear fans alike, while the other is a casual sneaker championed by the likes of Jeff Spicoli and numerous skaters. However, this hybrid penny loafer, hatched from the R&D labs of Vans manages to channel the easygoing style of a loafer with the timelessly rebellious look of a Vans waffle sole.  Factor in contrast suede uppers and attractive back heel tabs, and these make for an easy go-anywhere sneaker. Which is what a lot of us are looking for these days, right?

$75, at Ubiq

Styling Tip

These will, of course, go great with shorts or chinos. But up the seasonal style with a Hawaiian shirt.
 

Published on

July 23, 2012
 

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