June
26
2009
By
Vinny Locsin
for Valet.
 

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The Quintessential Summer Shoe

You've got your mocs, your loafers and your drivers. After all, what's classier than a slick pair of slip-ons? But what about the kind of easy shoe you can sport on days when keeping cool and casual are the only things that matter? Might we suggest the Ake by up-and-coming shoe company, Zuriick? Founded in 2005 by Salt Lake City natives Michael McCaleb and Chad Tovey, Zuriick's popularity has been on the rise after being stocked at top shops like New York's Oak and Seattle's Blackbird.

Ake canvas shoe, $55

  • The charcoal gray Ake is Zuriick's most popular shoe.

A lightweight canvas shoe with a vulcanized rubber sole, the Ake separates itself from the pack of other laceless options with a slimmer profile and trimmer fit. Simple, subtle and extremely packable, it's the ideal travel shoe. And while the Ake comes in ten different colors, they're all grounded by Zuriick's signature purple undersole (a clever take on logo-less branding).

 

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