Designer Sung Choi got the idea for Clae, his back-to-basics footwear label, while working at DC Shoes in the late 1990s. Choi realized that he wanted to strip away the trinkets and extraneous details adorning so many sneaker styles of that era, and bring about a more refined sensibility. The result was Clae and its concept of “athleisure.” Clae combined casual silhouettes and the supreme comfort of athletic shoes to create styles like white patent leather sneakers, canvas low-tops, and the Russell suede high-tops. Choi names Clae’s goods after Steve McQueen, Sonny Rollins, Jacques Cousteau, Romare Bearden, and other personalities he admires — adding a touch of history to your step.
Step out in boots, oxfords, and more finely crafted footwear conveniently sorted by size
Named after Jazz greats like the Parker (Charlie), the Rollins (Sonny) and the Miles (Davis), Clae shoes riff on classic sneaker silhouettes while giving the material a high-class update and keeping details to a refined minimum. Be sure to check out the low top Ellington with its perforated leather upper, and the sleek, wingtip-inspired Whitman.
Sneakerheads, rejoice—we’ve rounded up a massive selection of every guy’s favorite casual kicks in this sale. Whether it’s high-tops or low, or fashion-forward or old-school varieties, you’re sure to find something in this slew of designer kicks that suits your style.
Whether your tastes run to old-school or cutting-edge, the shoes and sportswear in this sale are fantastic finds. PF Flyers give sneakers instant retro appeal, while Creative Recreation’s sleek high-tops are the modern guy’s dress shoe. For fancier footwear, check out Schmoove’s oxford-sneaker hybrids. You’ll also find jeans and tees by Chip and Pepper and swim trunks and linen shirts by Vilebrequin.