Whether you call them plimsoles, or retro sneakers, or whatever, the Converse-a-like basic canvas footwear market is rammed. However, as a reader of this site, I’m gonna assume a certain level of personal exactitude when it comes to such matters. I’m gonna assume you’re a dick like me. Being severe there are only so many brands that qualify as wearable to a serious gentleman of the cloth. Normcore heads go with the ‘perceived’ anonymity of Vans and Converse, while Dumblebores of the health-goth scene only roll with Rick Owens and Raf. The more discerning seek out the unknown.
This range by UK newcomers Good News is released in February. Brilliant women’s flat shoe virtuosos En Brogue were all over these yesterday, I clocked them this morning on London Fashion Week Men’s showrooms list.
The range has a 70’s US sports culture vibe and this is carried through to the individual style names (‘Dinger’, ’Hurler’, ’Babe etc…) which have something to do with American Rounders apparently. I just like the big-ass sole – elevated towards the back and riven with chunky grooves. I’d keep it simple with the white or navy models.
My only concern is the anticipated price points. At a rumoured £50 for the lows and £60 for the highs, frankly I worry they’re not expensive enough. Sounds like a staple of the ‘diseased trends life support system’ that is Urban Outfitters. Hope I’m wrong.