Monday marks the unofficial end to the summer season, even if summer doesn’t officially end for a few more weeks. That means the days of wearing boat shoes are also growing slim. But there’s still plenty of time to break in a new pair. No matter what the calendar reads, as long as it’s warm enough to go sockless, it’s a good time to wear the Cooper Boat Shoe from Jack Erwin.
Jack Erwin was started with the purpose to create high-quality men’s shoes that were also well-priced. The Cooper fits that model. It’s just a tick above most entry-level boat shoes in price, but it has the credentials to back that up. Full-grain calfskin uppers are available in three colors and are attached to a natural, proprietary rubber outsole. The inside is lined with micro-foam for extra comfort, as these shoes were with all-day wear, particularly in the city, in mind. The custom last used for the shoes results in a slim silhouette that gives the shoes a dressier look. This is a boat shoe for those that normally think boat shoes are too casual or too clunky. And with plenty of warm weather left, you’ll have ample time to break them in so they’re in perfect shape for next spring.