Final Touch: Style a Rubber Boat Shoe
Forget chirping birds and the sudden return of children’s laughter to the parks. The most joyful sound of spring is the sweet, sweet music that melting snow makes as it drips madly off roofs and streams ferociously into the gutters. Sure, winter tends to leave town like a reckless hotel-trashing rock star, but that doesn’t mean your style has to suffer as the seasons shift. To stay dry and dapper in the concrete jungle, consider a new waterproof option for spring 2014: the rubber boat shoe.
Whether you’re hitting the deck or just pounding the pavement, nothing merges practicality with style quite like the Olaf in navy with bold yellow laces. The rubber boat shoe has the classic shape of the traditional New England sailing shoe, but the rubber texture and eye-catching yellow side laces give it a modern update.
Pops of colour are all over men’s 2014 footwear, and shoes are meant to stand-out this season, so pair the Olaf with understated cuffed khakis. Opt for an all-American colour palette on top by sporting a scarlet red shirt with a dark blue spring jacket for a look that’s classic Ivy League.
Make like Vampire Weekend and take the preppy rocker look to the max by adding a watch with a navy strap to match your shoes. Top off the look with a pair of sleek Korpi sunglasses because summer is definitely on its way.