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We may have been a little premature in calling the summer for the canvas chukka. This afternoon we got word on F-Troupe’s new crop of summer sneakers, and it’s more familiar than we thought. After turning out one of our favorite canvas oxfords last year, they’ve turned their attention to the saddle shoe.

The result is a cartoonish twist on one of trad cobbling’s more whimsical items. (Mr. McNairy would be proud…we think.) And while the hues might be a bit too bright for anyone hell-bent on being taken seriously, we doubt you’ll run into too many of them at the beach.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom