Though they only recently hit on European and American shores in 2008 thanks to a brand reboot, Warrior Footwear isn’t exactly short on history. The label was born in Shanghai, way back in 1935. What started as shoes for Chinese athletes became a household name by the '60s, '70s, and early '80s, with everyone from politicians to common folks sporting a pair of Warriors. Fast-forward back to the 21st Century, and the company’s simple, low-profile shoes have become favorites among Chinese alternative youths and Stateside style acolytes alike.
Inspired by the sneakers worn by midcentury Shanghai athletes, Warrior Footwear is both utilitarian <i>and</i> handsome. The white-and-red Court King sneakers are a great leap forward from Jack Purcells from the same time. Factory People’s T-shirts, meanwhile, are vaguely proletarian but strangely comfortable and definitely stylish.
Ah, that perennial problem: You’re scouring a sale for shoes, and just when you think you’ve found the perfect pair, and are starting to figure out which suits and jeans they'll work with, you suddenly discover that the store is completely, utterly sold out of them in your size. It’s the shopping equivalent of that old trope in the movies where a turntable needle scratches across a record. Well, whether you’re looking for sneakers, boots, or lace-ups, you won’t experience that here, because every shoe in this sale comes in your size.
Our roundup of great picks under $50 is all about elevating your style without devastating your wallet. From footwear to shirting to accessories, we’ve got what you need to kit yourself out without breaking the bank.
As much as we here at Gilt love all of our sales, we can't argue with the instinctive logic of a shoe sale that give you quick access to all the great options we've got in your size. For all you size 10 members, we've got a great array of shoes by Cole Haan, Alexander McQueen, ALIFE, Paul Smith, and a ton of other celebrated designers. See a pair you like? We suspect they'll be a perfect fit.