In football-obsessed England, the name “Gola” is nearly sacred. Founded in 1905, Gola (an anagram of “goal”) was one of the first companies to produce sneakers specifically designed for playing football. The iconic sports shoe company earned a permanent place in UK footwear history when the Liverpool team wore Gola boots for their 1965 victory at the Football Association Challenge Cup. In 2008, the company celebrated its fortieth birthday by relaunching its classic Harrier training shoe, using the original pattern and construction. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, Gola’s Quota low-top sneakers come in a wide array of bright color combinations to match all your favorite casual outfits. Like its shoes, the brand’s collection of backpacks, belts and hats embody an aesthetic that blends British sophistication and soccer chic.
Plaid, like drink, is good in moderation. Don't do any tomfool thing like wearing all these plaids together but do carefully apportion out these bright examples of plaid at its best. From Steven Alan's famous plaid shirts to a deep green seersucker plaid blazer from Tailor Vintage to plaid sneakers courtesy of Simple, this is a primer in plaid, a thesis on checks. Study it well and wear it better.
Spend some time browsing these pieces from Farah, and you realize: this brand has an eye for color. It’s evident in the slim-fitting, plaid dress shirts. Even more so in bright purple cardigans and oxblood V-necks. There are even a couple football polos sporting the telltale yellow and green of Brazil and the blue and white of Italy's national side. They’re a perfect match for Gola’s iconic soccer shoes, available here in styles that are both classic and modern.
It's no surprise that soccer enthusiasts are particularly picky when it comes to their gear. And though Gola sneakers first made their mark in England, any true footie fan on these shores is well-acquainted with the brand, which has appeared on the feet of many a World Cup athlete over the course of the last century. Our sale has an array of the brand's street-smart high-tops, sleek sneakers, and casual slip-ons—everything you'll need both on the field and off.
A truly stylish sneaker is hard to find. You’ll want something that is both athletic and understated. Luckily, we've done all the work for you: Every sneaker here, from a redux of the classic Reebok Pump to Gourmet's upmarket skate sneakers to Clae's minimal but colorful canvas styles, gets you off on the right foot.