Timeless as they may be, a pair of canvas sneakers presents a bit of a paradox: They’re forever in style but they sure are hard to wear for, well, ever. Canvas shows age and with the frequency we wear ours that can happen way sooner than we’d like. We chatted with our friend, Chris Cottle at Vans, who could be considered a bit of an expert seeing as he’s surrounded by canvas shoes all day long. He did a little sleuthing and shared a few personal care tips. Tip numero uno? You’re gonna want to bookmark this post.
In Defense of Sneakers, All Day, Every Day
Artist and sneaker devotee Sophia Chang muses on their merits
As a New York native from the borough of Queens, I’ve always been a big fan of sneakers. When you’re running across the street to catch a light, you aren’t thinking to yourself, “Oh, I wish I were in heels.” You are more likely thinking, “Thank god I’m in sneakers.”
Thanks to an enduringly retro shape—and exclusive-to-us colors—Saucony’s 30-year-old sneaker style is feeling fresher than ever. And because sporting a pair might get you a style compliment or two, here are five charming facts about the iconic brand to keep handy. (You know, so you have something to say other than, “thanks!”)