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.
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.
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>
From A. Testoni's haute Italian footwear to Zuriick's resolutely casual sneakers, the styles here range broadly but the size is just yours.