NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Designer Todd Snyder and footwear brand PF Flyers present the latest launch in their ongoing partnership: the Grounder Hi-Top in military canvas and leather. This new style combines Todd's obsession with military functionality and PF Flyers' American legacy, resulting in a smart sneaker for the modern man.
Rugged and refined, the Grounder combines a vintage army aesthetic with premium materials and sport-fueled functionality. Based on an iconic original from the PF Flyers archives, the Grounder is constructed from 14oz military canvas, with a solid rubber outsole and pigskin leather lining. A new tailored last plus signature PF Flyers insert offer premium fit and comfort, while elevated rubber foxing, gunmetal eyelets and lace tips, and an embroidered leather ankle patch add a handsome touch.
"I love digging through flea markets and hunting for treasures, so when I went to visit Christopher Tobias and the PF Flyers team in Boston and saw all their catalogs from the early 1900s it just blew me away," says Snyder. "This new style is based on an amazing vintage sneaker in their archive from when they were making shoes for the military. The military has always been a huge source of inspiration for me, and when I saw that, I just knew we had to reintroduce it."
About TODD SNYDER
Iowa native Todd Snyder makes effortless everyday luxuries that reflect a belief that well-made, perfectly fitted clothes make the man. Blending Savile Row craftsmanship with a downtown New York aesthetic, the line is informed by heritage yet updated for today, with an emphasis on quality and impeccable tailoring alongside versatility and comfort. Snyder has been named one of GQ's Best New Menswear Designers, a CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year nominee, and a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist, and has held important roles at Polo Ralph Lauren, the Gap, and J.Crew. Todd Snyder is available at toddsnyder.com, as well as at department stores and boutiques in the U.S. and around the globe. The brand's first U.S. boutique opens in New York's Flatiron District in the fall of 2016.
About PF FLYERS
In the early 1900's, inventor BF Goodrich manufactured several lines of vulcanized athletic shoes from tire rubber. In 1933 he patented the Posture Foundation insole, changing the sneaker landscape and immediately growing in popularity. In the 1950's and '60s, PF Flyers became one of the most popular shoe brands in America, dominating the athletic sphere and integrating into the military. Now owned by New Balance, PF Flyers continues to grow off of their past success and reclassify old designs with a modern twist. Touted as some of the best shoes for a secure ankle, PF Flyers incorporates contemporary design elements, colors and comfort technologies into a traditional style to revitalize an American classic.
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