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As you may have noticed, there are a lot of plimsolls out there, but we’re ready to call the game for one all-purpose model. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on Kempt’s favorite plimsoll. (At least for now.)

They aren’t as eye-popping as some of the other models, but they make up for it with two important tricks. First, those uppers are linen, which means they’ll be a good deal more breathable than its canvas competitors. Second, the sole is heavy rubber—one of Seavees’ specialties—giving it a sturdiness that’s usually missing from plims.

That means, unlike the brighter, more disposable versions, you’ll actually want to take these off before you dash into the ocean on your next Caribbean jaunt…but they’ll also still be around next summer.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom