Congratulations, you made it! 2018 has been with us for a scant 3 weeks, and maybe you're craving a deep breath and a shift towards new habits and priorities. Perhaps that means a style edit, paring back your wardrobe and giving thought to what you want to wear, how you want to feel, or brands you want to support. This may be the year you edit your accessories and invest in shoes that look good and feel good, no compromises. We've got you covered. Both our PedX and PedX North locations have timeless brands and enduring styles in stock to help you fill any gaps in your shoe closet. For instance:
Dorsey Flat in Black by Osborn
These chic, minimalist flats give us Tilda Swinton vibes (the best kind). Osborn makes all their shoes by hand in Guatemala using locally sourced leather. Their ethos focuses on small-scale production, reducing waste, and creating on a core group of perennial styles. Osborn doesn't offer a ton of choices, just the right ones.
Madeline Loafers in Black and Grey by Fortress of Inca
Known hereabouts as the "magic shoe". The Madeline is a perfect loafer-ankle boot compromise that looks good with skirts and pants of all lengths (we've tested!). The slight heel turns your walk into a strut. Office appropriate and smart-casual-approved. Fortress of Inca's operations are based in Peru where they employ local communities who have generations of shoe-making experience with a thriving (not just a living) wage.
Superga Cotu Classics in Grey and Buttercup at PedX on Alberta Street. Also at PedX North in Black, White, Vintage Blue, and Red.
Supergas are known as "the people's shoe of Italy". If you want to refresh your sneaker collection this year, these are a classic option. The youthful style is very flattering on, plus they feel great. The footbed is supportive and the canvas is sturdy enough to wear through the chilly days of early spring with a little sock. If you're tired of wearing through your canvas sneakers quickly, give this durable, timeless style a try.