It’s hard to get behind an article of clothing that you can only wear once or twice a year, but you’ve probably already got a few resting in the far corner of your closet that you’ve realized you can’t live without. (Namely, a tuxedo).

So, for the upcoming Independence Day festivities, you might consider picking up these star-spangled sneakers from the makers of some of our favorite summer shoes, Superga (hat tip). First, a word of caution: we’re never in support of using a holiday as an excuse to throw sartorial caution to the wind. But sometimes things come together and just work. Case in point: this Fourth of July, you’re going to be outdoors (probably in a casual setting, standing on grass or near a barbecue) and feeling extremely patriotic. What’s more, you can only get a pair of these limited-edition kicks by actually visiting their NYC flagship—meaning, it’s going to require a bit more effort (and reflection) than a mouse click.

It’s not often you can match your shoes to your can of beer.

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar