Much as we love the sneaker/oxford crossover, it’s important to do it in the right way. Otherwise you end up with…well, this.
Heyday Footwear has been pushing a “wingtip-inspired sneaker” called the Winger, and it’s a sign of what happens when the crossover goes awry. Instead of taking the classic wingtip form and giving it a some of the pop glossiness of a sneaker, Heyday just makes the shoe softer, squishier, and less useful.
The result is the worst of both worlds. Too casual for suits and too stilted for jeans, this is a good idea gone bad.
- — Russell Brandom