Immortalized in <i>The Sandlot</i>, and championed by basketball legend Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics, PF Flyers and its sneakers are as authentically American as they come. Founded in 1937, the label has perfected its edgy yet classy aesthetic with shoes and boots distinguished by thick rubber soles and unparalleled comfort. Retro-sneaker buffs will dig PF Flyers' vintage-inspired Cousy low-tops, the chevron-embellished Number 5, the Center-Hi Sandlot, and other archival reissues, which come in materials and colors ranging from soft green suede to bead-embossed leather and black canvas. In case you’re wondering, “PF” stands for Posture Foundation — an insole technology patented by the company in 1933 and still applied to every pair.
Rubber-soled style appears here in both formal and casual, classic and contemporary shapes. From the classic PF Flyers and PRO-Keds to the decidedly modern sneakers of Cushe, Clae and Gourmet, this massive sale has all you need when benchmade wingtips are too formal but a pair of beat up sneakers is too <i>declassé</i>
Retro-sneaker buffs will dig PF Flyers’ historic Cousy 1956 low-tops, which come in waxed or oiled canvas and in pearlized or bead-embossed leather. There’s also a wide range of high-style high-tops designed in the ’50s and ’70s.
Enjoy insider access to hand-selected, luxury labels at up to 70% off retail. ZYNC℠ STYLE Pack enrollees receive free shipping as a special benefit. The Private Sale will begin at Noon Eastern Time on September 22, 2010 and will end at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on September 24, 2010. To be eligible for free shipping you must be enrolled in the ZYNC STYLE Pack and registered to be a Gilt member through ZYNC Center (at americanexpress.com/stylepack). Free shipping will only be applied to purchases made at www.gilt.com/zyncoffer. Purchases made from Gilt Men, Home, Children, Gifts Jetsetter and City are not eligible for free shipping.
Before Chuck Taylor laced up his Converses, before Michael Jordan put on his Nikes – heck, before Michael Jordan was even born – Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy was tearing up and down the court in his PF Flyers. It was the Posture Foundation insole technology that gave the sneakers their name, but PF Flyers quickly earned a more famous name for helping men and women look great and feel even better in a wide array of sneakers. More than 50 years after Cousy became basketball’s first superstar, these oiled canvas and Italian bead-embossed leathers are ready to turn you into a style all-star.