Price as Reviewed: $100 at Helly Hansen
It’s comfortable, stylish, and well, it’s a sneaker — so that counts for quite a bit. Thanks to the myriad of navy tones and the white and red flourishes, the Kordel leather shoe is somewhat playful without looking juvenile; I can wear it with a dress shirt and jeans, then attend a media event with my dignity and style intact. It fits comfortably, with enough height and cushioning to feel as if you”re wearing a usually thick pair of socks.
Score: 8/10While I do worry about the (off) white along the outsole, I’m pretty sure it will take a while (and a few miles of walking in NYC) to truly render the Kordel dirt, worn and otherwise no longer worthy of being worn. And in case you were wondering: yes, I can skateboard with it, but I wouldn’t recommend it. After all, isn’t that why you have canvas and rubber shoes rather than the Kordel leather and suede?
- Charming pair of lifestyle shoes
- Might not be in high vitality after a month of wear