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.
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.
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.
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.
The world's first Fair Trade Certified footwear manufacturing company produces finely crafted shoes and sneakers by hand, with each pair carefully designed, cut, and assembled in the company's Addis Ababa, Ethiopia factory