It’s rare that a new brand pops up that offers style while also remaining affordable, especially when it comes to shoes. You can throw a stone and hit a dozen companies handcrafting boat shoes for $300 but it’s a lot more difficult to find a variety of quality brands in the sub $100 range. That’s what makes the Flynn Boat Shoe from New Republic so enticing.
New Republic is a new venture from famed designer Mark McNairy with a focus on affordable luxury. The Flynn Boat Shoe adds a new twist to the boat shoe spectrum. It combines elements of boat shoes, moccasins and bucks in a refined package. Built with moccasin construction for stability and comfort, that element is most apparent in the tongue. Classic boat shoe styling pervades the rest of the shoe and a rubber outsole provides traction and stands up to heavy use. The suede upper adds a twist that resembles the classic spring buck. One of the six colors is even called dirty buck. With these shoes already knocking it out of the park, I’m sure this won’t be the last time New Republic graces these pages.