Style Pick of the Week: Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses – Most Affordable Men’s Sunglasses

My friends, the headline says it all as to why we’re here today for another Style Pick of the Week. We’re in the midst of a brutally hot summer that shows no signs of letting up, so why not treat yourself to some of the best sunglasses for men, and a highly affordable pair, at that? A guy’s got to keep his vision on-point in the heat, after all. Thankfully for you and me both, the Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses really live up to the hype as far as affordable sunglasses are concerned. They strike that tricky balance between easy to buy (the Huckberry Cruisers retail for $45 at the most) and easy to wear (they manage to be both highly durable and highly stylish).

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In short, they’re exactly what you might expect, in the best way possible, as far as sunglasses from Huckberry are concerned. It’s as if the lauded San Francisco retailer, long one of my favorite brands, has managed to put a bit of everything great about the company into the Huckberry Cruisers. For stylish guys everywhere, and for guys who want to shield their eyes from the sun without spending a ton, this is great news. These shades are just the latest in a stylish run of Huckberry-branded gear that also includes hats and luggage, and again, it helps that these are the most affordable sunglasses on the market. Scroll on to find out more, folks.

SHOP: The Huckberry Cruiser Sunglasses

The Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses manage to do the impossible as far as the best men’s sunglasses are concerned. They blend top-notch functionality, including polarized, scratch-resistant lenses and durable frames, with the kind of cool, easygoing style you need for summer. The frames are lightweight and surprisingly sporty, yet the oval lens shape and notched nose bridge calls to mind classic Persol sunglasses. It’s design touches like these that give the Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses a leg up on the competition. This classic and crisp design means you can also rock these Huckberry sunglasses with everything from a tailored suit to a polo or T-shirt and slim chino shorts.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll also keep coming back to that remarkably low price, the kind of price at which it’s normally impossible to find a pair of shades like the Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses. And yet, the good folks at Huckberry have you covered: Take your pick between six frame and lens combinations, including the old-school, yet modern, Tortoise blend shown above, or the instantly iconic Gloss Cola Huckberry Cruisers. No matter the style you pick up (and you should certainly pick up at least one), the Huckberry Cruisers Sunglasses are the ultimate in terms of style and accessibility on the eyewear market. The most affordable sunglasses for the rest of summer can be yours today.

SHOP: The Huckberry Cruiser Sunglasses

Style Pick of the Week: OBRA 240 Canvas Sneakers

By this point in July, you’ve hopefully acquired a pair of the best men’s sneakers. They’re a summertime menswear essential, after all, and can be every bit as much of a workhorse as your favorite leather boots in the colder months. The right sneakers can work, well, anywhere. We’re talking cookouts, road trips, even the office if you get the right pair and keep them clean. And if that’s not quite the case yet, have I got just the pair of men’s sneakers for you. Meet the OBRA 240 Canvas Sneakers, an exceptionally well-made, sustainable and fairly produced set of the best sneakers for men — and certainly, the kind of kicks you’re lucky to find at Huckberry. The lauded retailer first started selling these sneakers last year, to great fanfare and to plenty of immediate sell-outs. Luckily for you and me both, the OBRA Canvas Low-Top Sneakers are quite well-stocked for the dog days of summer, so you’re going to want to hop right on these affordably priced kicks. That’s probably an understatement, but I’ll let you decide for yourself once you’ve checked ’em out. The 240 Canvas Low-Wrap Toe start off with a bang as far as sneakers are concerned: A durable 240 industrial canvas gives them both durability and yet breathability. It gets even better when you take a closer look at these sustainable, made-in-Brazil sneakers.

SHOP: The OBRA 240 Canvas Sneakers

It pays off when you get plenty of bang for your buck (these men’s sneakers retail for $120), plus standout construction, to boot. On top of that industrial canvas upper — available in five distinctive shades, including the crisp Navy shown above — the OBRA 240 Canvas Sneakers are made with a rubber-wrapped toe design, all the better to provide added support for hours on end. The vulcanized rubber outsole isn’t all that different from some of the best boots for men, either. And to make matters even better, the OBRA 240 Canvas Sneakers feature a suede lining for ultrasoft comfort. Throw in a heel tab in a neat shade of bright blue — we’re talking cool design and easy access — and these are certainly some of the best men’s sneakers you’ll wear this season. At that price, you can even get a couple pairs of without breaking the bank.

Eco-conscious materials make the OBRA Canvas Low-Top Sneakers a true must-buy if you need dependable men’s sneakers for plenty of wearing occasions. These team nicely with classic summer looks for the office, like lightweight men’s chinos and one of the best men’s polos, as readily as they work with your favorite henley and drawstring shorts. With the OBRA Canvas Low-Top Sneakers, you can do no wrong: I guarantee it.

SHOP: The OBRA 240 Canvas Sneakers

Style Pick of the Week: Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt

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Folks, if it’s an adventure shirt for summer that you want, then it’s an adventure shirt from noted heritage outfitter Eddie Bauer that you’ll get. It’s fitting that we’re talking about an icon of American gear and style this fine Fourth of July weekend, and it’s even better that the brand makes a little bit of everything for outdoor excursions. When I say a little bit of everything, I really do mean it, from the best spring and summer rain jacket to the durable and road-ready¬†Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt, today’s handy and helpful Style Pick of the Week.

It’s one of the best men’s shirts for a reason, with all the season-ready durability you need and no extra bells and whistles that haven’t been carefully thought out. You’ll read about those in just a minute, but it’s also worth pointing out that the Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt could just be one of the most affordable shirts for men out there, too:¬†It’s available right now starting at $40 at Eddie Bauer.¬†Talk about a standout deal on one of the best shirts for men, no doubt about it.

The Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt is the perfect lightweight adventure shirt when you want extra protection from the sun, yet you don’t want to overheat. Take it from me: I wore Eddie Bauer shirts aplenty on a recent upstate New York getaway (courtesy of the brand — check out my Instagram for more). There’s a time and a place for going super-lightweight with only, say, a T-shirt, but the thing about the Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt is that you get plenty of critical functionality in the mix.

SHOP: The Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt

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As I said, it’s got plenty of what you need if functionality is what you seek. In fact, functionality should be top of mind through the heat of summer, and it’s with this in mind that Eddie Bauer really have crafted one of the best shirts for men.¬† Take the fabric, which is shockingly lightweight. The secret is the FreeDry¬ģ moisture wicking technology, which uses a blend of polyester and nylon, then lines it with a micro-textured interior to physically keep the fabric of this rugged outdoor shirt off your skin.

The whole approach keeps you cool and breezy, something that’s all too critical these days. Mesh-lined shoulder vents add to the serious cooling effect that you get from the Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt, while the zip chest pockets offer handy storage space for everyday carry essentials. Helpfully, it also gives you room to layer, and it pairs up nicely with Eddie Bauer hiking pants (and more!) as well. It doesn’t get any better than that, folks. See you out there this summer!

SHOP: The Eddie Bauer Guide Long-Sleeve Shirt

Style Pick of the Week: Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts

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Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to put away your sweatpants and athletic shorts and step out this summer wearing some of the best men’s shorts for summer and well beyond. If you’ve read the blog (or glanced at the headline), then you know that the best shorts for men this summer are yours for the taking from a longtime favorite of The Style Guide: Buck Mason, a brand that drew initial style inspiration from Ohio before setting its sights on locales like Austin, L.A. and New York City.

The great news is, you can wear the Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts to each and every one of those cities, and on summer adventures, and anywhere you darn well please this season. How’s that for a return to normal and a return to standout summer style? I’m right there with you, and even on paper, I can definitely appreciate the classic style and durability of these Buck Mason canvas shorts. They’ve got all the proper specs when it comes to your new favorite shorts, and we’ll keep getting into what makes ’em so great — if you keep scrolling, that is.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts 

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Helpfully, the Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts are much more stylish and well-built than the sweatshorts you’ve probably been rocking consistently as of late (guilty as charged). The stretch cotton canvas offers durability and yet ease of movement, with the design modeled after army surplus shorts. They’re about as classic a pair of men’s shorts as you’ll find, right down to the easy-access front slant hip pockets to haul your everyday carry gear. The 8-inch inseam is neither too short nor too long — it should hit above the knee, but if you want a pair of Buck Mason shorts with, well, a shorter cut, give the Buck Mason Deck Shorts (featuring a 6-inch inseam) a look. It helps that they also feature a hidden drawcord waist, a handy touch for ease of movement and comfortable patio lounging. As with most things Buck Mason, these rugged canvas shorts are agreeably priced, retailing for $85 at Buck Mason.

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These durable canvas shorts have plenty going for ’em on the style front, too. You’d be remiss not to wear them with everything from a classic white T-shirt to, say, a Buck Mason polo for a bit of breezy summer fun at your next BBQ or beer-centric patio evening. Plus, four color options, including a khaki-like Willow Mojave Wash, offer up something for everyone as far as crisp, cool summer style is concerned. And once again, that mobile and easy-to-wear fabric blend (cotton and spandex) makes these a pair of stylish canvas shorts you can wear everywhere from the trail back to town. And trust me: You’ll want to wear them¬†at least¬†that much.

SHOP: The Buck Mason Canvas Walk Shorts 

Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Apres Pants

As we cruise through Memorial Day weekend into the rest of summer, there are certain essential menswear brands you’ve got to keep top of mind to outfit you properly for the dog days ahead. If you read the blog on the regular, you probably know what I’m about to say next: San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch is one of the best menswear brands out there, and it just so happens that the Taylor Stitch Apres Pants are, well, some of the best men’s pants to beat the heat in style all summer long. With the comfort of tailored sweatpants and the same style as, say, Taylor Stitch chinos, believe me when I say the Taylor Stitch Apres Pants are a must-have pair of summer trousers.

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The time is now, as in, right now, to restock your wardrobe with the best pants for men, the kind of breezy pair you can wear without a second thought, no matter how hot it gets out there (and no matter what’s on your summer agenda for each and every weekend). The key, as with classics like a Taylor Stitch indigo shirt or the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee, comes with the unique blend of durable construction, breezy style and versatile good looks. It’s a trio of must-haves that Taylor Stitch gets right over and over again. Let me put it this way: The Taylor Stitch Apres Pants are the answer to the question, “What pants can I wear when it’s hot out?” and man, do they ever answer it decisively.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Apres Pants 

The great thing about the Taylor Stitch Apres Pants is the fact that, first and foremost, they wear like your breeziest, most comfortable pair of sweatpants…and yet, they’re not the sweats you’ve been wearing for over a year at this point. No sir, the best pants for men are made from an organic cotton double cloth that’s been heavily washed for a lived-in feel right from the start, and the indigo dye will wear in nicely over time.

Mack Weldon¬†The front slash pockets aren’t all that different from your favorite chinos (same thing with the back patch button pockets), and yet, the Taylor Stitch Apres Pants channel perfectly laidback comfort and style all the same. The elastic waistband is a touch that works nicely for relaxed days at home or days about town (wear the Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee and a Taylor Stitch denim jacket, and no one will be all the wiser that you’re not wearing a belt). It’s that ideal blend of utility and dependable style, at home or on Zoom calls or at your favorite brewery, that makes these some of the best pants for men this summer. You can count on Taylor Stitch’s pants when you need them the most, so it’s time to add ’em to your shopping cart.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Apres Pants 

Style Pick of the Week: Herschel Supply Co. Tech Novel Duffle

Spend any time perusing the pages of this blog (or the Shop By The Style Guide), and you’ll realize that the best road trip gear is paramount to any successful seasonal trips, no matter the time of year. Especially when it comes time to dress for a fall road trip or in this case, a summer road trip, nothing less than the best duffle bag for men will do. And folks, well, I think I’ve found it. That would be the Herschel Supply Co. Tech Novel Duffle, the perfect blend of functionality, utility and sleek style for days and nights on the go, starting this month and moving through summer and into fall and winter.

Call it the best bag for weekend getaways, or call it a new addition to a rotation that probably already includes road trip luggage, but just be sure you give Hershel Supply Co. a fair look when it comes to the gear you need for your next road trip. Available in a cool and versatile shade of grey dubbed Raven Crosshatch, it’s a bag that’s as durable as it is stylish to carry — note how well it’ll match up with, say, your #OOTD featuring an Oxford shirt as you hit the road. That’s only for starters, however, because the Herschel Supply Co. Tech Novel Duffle¬†has plenty going for it beyond just standout good looks.

SHOP: The Herschel Supply Co. Tech Novel Duffle

The kicker here when it comes to your new favorite weekender bag is that it’s as suited for casual weekend getaways as it is suited for business travel (eventually). That’s because this stylish weekender bag — also available in a classic and slick black colorway — featured a fleece-lined 16″ laptop compartment, plus the ability to fit over the top of your Herschel Supply suitcase with a zippered luggage trolley sleeve. Plus, it features the signature Herschel Supply Co. striped liner, a very helpful shoe compartment to hold your new favorite summer sneakers, and 45 liters of carrying capacity.

It’s one of the coolest weekender bags on the market, and that’s just a fact. You’ll only want to pack up the Herschel Supply Co. Tech Novel Duffle¬†for trips near and far. The durable exterior fabric also helps stand up to blustery spring and summer breezes or sand from the beach. Seam-sealed zippers and a removable shoulder strap make this durable bag easy to carry on the go, too. Simply toss it in the back of your car and hit the road for a weekend getaway, no questions asked. If you’ve been searching for one of the best weekender bags for as long as you’ve been planning your first summer trip, well, you’re in luck: This is the best men’s weekender bag to buy right now.

SHOP: The Herschel Supply Co. Tech Novel Duffle

Style Pick of the Week: Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim

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Some of the best men’s jeans for spring and summer.

Any list of spring and summer style essentials has to have a pair of the best light wash jeans, right? They’re the proper way to trade out your heavyweight selvage, and a nice in-between when you don’t want to wear your favorite shorts. The pair you’re looking for, the pair you’ve been waiting for and hoping to find, well, that pair is the Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim, my friends. They’re as reliable as it gets, they’re as stylish as can be, they look great with more casual or more tailored essentials (like your favorite Oxford shirt), and between the light weight and the light wash, they’re the best jeans for spring and summer. Now, if you read the blog on the regular (which I certainly hope you do!), then you know all about Flint and Tinder, the rugged-yet-classic and frequently made-in-America brand from Huckberry.

Of course, Huckberry has long been one of my favorite retailers (find my other favorites in The Style Guide Shop), so it’s no surprise that Flint and Tinder churns out consistently excellent staples like the best light wash jeans for men, season after season… after season. F&T also makes one of the coolest lightweight shirts for men, plus rugged shirt jackets and plenty more. So, it helps that the Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim pairs more than readily with those Huckberry style essentials, right? Yessir.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim

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Selvage construction makes these more durable, despite the comfortable stretch.

So, what else makes this pair some of the best jeans for men, period? It comes down to the stretch selvage fabric blend, which blends 13.4oz. denim fabric (heavier selvage can top 15oz. or more) with 4 percent polyester & spandex. That slight amount of stretch is going to help these jeans move and breath easier, crucial on days when you want to wear jeans but don’t want to suffer for your style. The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim also feature a true custom gold selvage ID, as shown above — these jeans are the real deal. And it continues to get better, because these jeans are made in the denim hotbed that is Los Angeles. Plus, the hardware is custom to F&T, and the YKK zipper won’t give out on you. I’ve got a pair of these jeans myself, and I reach for ’em every chance I get. I think you will, too.

¬†Yes indeed, these are the best men’s jeans for spring, for summer and beyond that. You know you can count on Flint and Tinder, right? Absolutely. Wear these with a breezy Flint and Tinder T-shirt or an equally breezy Flint and Tinder polo for perfectly laidback seasonal style. And just like that, your warm-weather wardrobe gets a major upgrade.

SHOP: The Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim

Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder 5-Pocket Chinos

I tend to ring in spring and summer in several different ways, from cold beer to a stylish T-shirt in my rotation, and you know what pairs well with both of those essentials? A pair of the best men’s chinos, a seasonal staple that can actually be worn in any season — but one that’s at its best when worn as part of your new spring and summer wardrobe. And Todd Snyder’s 5-Pocket Chinos are the latest and greatest pair up for consideration. The best chinos for men are versatile — these are highly versatile (note the slim fit and jean-like construction). The best chinos for men are highly stylish — note the cool range of colors.

And the best chinos for men are, well, these ones. Just as Todd Snyder makes one of the best overshirts for men or one of the most essential cashmere sweaters out there, so too does he come through with an essential pair of classic pants for men, the kind you’re going to want to wear all summer long. And whether it’s the casual-yet-sharp design (similar to denim) or the 11 colorways from which to choose from, you’re getting what just might be considered your new favorite pair of pants.

SHOP: The Todd Snyder Slim-Fit 5-Pocket Chinos

As with all things Todd Snyder, it all starts with the fabric and construction. In this case, the Todd Snyder Slim-Fit 5-Pocket Chinos start with a cotton-polyester-lycra fabric blend, which means they’ve got enough stretch to wear as you work from home or explore a favorite part of your hometown (yes, you can and should wear them to either the coffee shop or the brewery, folks!). The stretch cotton twill fabric is also garment-dyed for a nice, comfortable feel right out of the box.

And they wouldn’t be some of the best chinos for men without a cleanly tailored fit, the kind that looks great with everything from your favorite T-shirt to a classic denim shirt. Heck, you can even wear these tailored chinos more casually with one of the best hoodies for men — how great is that sort of versatility, ehh? The fact that they’re built like jeans is crucial in adding to that utility — wear ’em with everything from canvas sneakers to your favorite chukka boots, too. Of course, it’s going to be tough to decide between the cool-as-heck colorways on hand, including Surplus Olive as seen above. Whichever pair you go with though, you’re getting some excellent bang for your buck (they’re $148 at Todd Snyder), and the type of go-anywhere style potential you crave. Who could say no to that?

Style Pick of the Week: Nisolo Diego Low-Top Leather Sneakers

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A unstoppably cool pair of spring and summer sneakers from an ethically produced brand.

If you’ve spent any time checking your calendar or checking the weather, or plotting your next spring getaway, perhaps you’re already ahead of me on this one: It’s clear you need a new favorite pair of spring and summer sneakers, right? That’s why we’re here today with another Style Pick of the Week, and it’s a doozy, you might say (in a good way!). The Nisolo Diego Low-Top Sneakers are exactly the pair you need right now, packing in style, sustainability and standout construction. Now, we’ve talked about Nashville-based Nisolo in the past on the blog over the years, from the fact that they make some of the best travel shoes for men to the fact that they also make one of the coolest weekender bags for spring travel (and beyond that). The brand owns a factory in Peru and uses exacting standards to get precise results, and that’s great news for you and me indeed.

So, it only makes sense that they’re making some of the best men’s sneakers, and that they’re doing it the right way. That might even be an understatement, because Nisolo uses sustainable, ethical practices to craft the best sneakers for men (and more), and these attributes are huge bonuses these days. Let’s get into it, shall we? For starters, this particular pair of Nisolo men’s sneakers blends a Vibram rubber sole with ethically sourced and produced leather, and it gets better from there (and how cool is the white leather and gum rubber combination, ehh?).

SHOP: The Nisolo Diego Low-Top Sneakers 

These aren’t your average pair of canvas kicks that might give out quickly either, and it’s all owing to the durable and tough construction (yet, that Vibram outsole is going to prove light and springy). Yessir, Nisolo men’s sneakers feature all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a versatile pair of leather sneakers, including waxed cotton laces for a dressier finish than normal. The anti-microbial and cushioning insoles are also crucial, because you’re going to be able to get as much wear as you want out of the Nisolo Diego Low-Top Sneakers.

Helpfully, they’re also priced quite nicely: They’ll run you $150 at Nisolo, and that’s a downright steal compared to other premium leather sneakers for men on the market. The silhouette itself is low-profile and casual, yet easily wearable with chinos and an Oxford shirt. Of course, it’s also cool and laidback enough to wear with your favorite chino shorts and an indigo polo on breezy days this season. To round things out the right way, you actually get your choice between six essential color and leather combinations when it comes to the Nisolo Diego Low-Top Sneakers. If you’re feeling splurge-worthy, consider picking up two and wearing the heck out of ’em for spring and summer. They can handle it: They’re from Nisolo, after all.

SHOP: The Nisolo Diego Low-Top Sneakers 

Style Pick of the Week: Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers

Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers

Dependable leather high-top sneakers from the makers of your favorite boots.

Now, you’ve assuredly heard of Wolverine men’s boots if you read the blog, right? Not only do they make some of the best men’s boots for spring, but they’ve also got quite the knack for making some of the best sneakers for men, and if that sounds too good to be true, well, you’re in luck today. The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers are everything you could want in your new favorite pair of sneakers, especially as you navigate the ever-shifting climate of spring (and perhaps you’ve read about ’em on the blog before here, ehh?). Consider these a warm-weather option from the same brand that makes your favorite cold-weather boots, like the Wolverine 1000 Mile Faribault Boots.

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After all, when a brand has decades of heritage and USA-made construction going for it, they tend to make high-quality products across the board, yes? And again, that encompasses your new favorite pair of sneakers, even if it might not seem like it at first (bear with me, folks!). After all, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers¬† have it right in the name — they mimic the brand’s classic Wolverine 1000 Mile boots, but in sneaker form. What exactly does that mean? Keep on scrolling to find out.

SHOP: The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers

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Just a few of the stylish color options in which you can find these Wolverine sneakers (careful, they’re selling quickly!).

When it comes to the Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers, the difference is in the details, in the best way possible. They’re sturdy-as-heck, with durable construction and a classic silhouette that’s a nice change of pace from other high-top sneakers — in fact, they’re more like chukka boots than sneakers. This is great news if you’d like a pair of durable kicks to carry you all around town and on road trips (or weekend coffee or brewery runs!) this season. The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers aren’t clunky in the slightest, though. They’re made using Vibram outsole for a lightweight fit and feel, plus plenty of comfort.

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And the tumbled Essex leather, sourced from Chicago’s Horween tannery, is as good as it gets. These stylish men’s sneakers for spring really are the perfect pair to wear with casual style staples aplenty, like indigo denim and a rugged men’s henley for laidback, easygoing weekend wear. The point is this: The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers are a nice change of pace from the ordinary, made with plenty of durable style and performance in mind. And at the proper price — as these are — they’re a deal that’s too good to pass up.

SHOP: The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneakers