Gone are the days where good-looking and comfortable could not be used to describe footwear in the same sentence. Times have changed and we can confidently say that
Josef Seibel’s Lawson men’s sandal is both a good-looking and comfortable sandal. The design is perfect for today’s relaxed workplace or for leisure. Plus, the sandal not only looks cool, they will help you stay cool. This is because the sandal is constructed from rich leathers from the uppers and linings, to the nubuck footbed, which means you benefit from the natural breathability of leather so sweat and moisture are evaporated quickly through the shoe.
The the casual rounded closed toebox that gives you a shoe-like protection with great wiggle room for your toes. You can also see the contrast stitching that highlights the multi-panel leather construction.
Below, the raised tread pattern gives great grip over a variety of surfaces. The sole is thick enough to withstand stones and sharp objects, but has a malleability that still gives you a good feel for the terrain. The outer sole is made of PU which is very lightweight and durable. Josef Seibel also says that the outsoles are produced in an environmentally friendly manner without the use of C.F.C.
Our feet get excited looking at this shot of the shoe because it shows that Josef Seibel took the time to build in excellent arch support on both sides of the footbed, something many sandal manufacturers neglect. The arches are not just extra bumps of padding, but are cupped by the lateral winds on the outer sole. The result is arches that are actually supportive.
A closer reveals the outer sole is actually hand stitched to the body of the shoe. This gives the Lawson extreme flexibility for natural feet movement while walking and looks great as well!
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The only thing worse than having flat feet is having to find shoes for flat feet. Not many shoes have built-in arch support and those that do, often aren’t adequate. But, just take a look at the insole of the men’s Romika Romotion XT 502 and you will get an idea of what kind of support you are getting.
The Romotion XT 502 includes a firm footbed that provides consistent cushioning all day. The handsome shoe is also lined with a soft fabric that is breathable. What is neat about the shoe is that it features a midsole that provides optimal pressure distribution and improves blood circulation to leg muscles by activating the muscles at the sole. Impacts on joints and your spine are reduced thanks to cushioning from the thick insole.
The direct-injected polyurethane outsole is formulated to provide grip and resist wear. It’s slightly rounded all around to encourage heel-to-toe walking as well as lateral movement so your ankle muscles get a work out.
The Romotion falls under Romika’s “K width” which means the shoe gets a rounded toe box and a wider body for all-day comfort. The laces allow you to adjust the wide opening of the shoe – you can tighten the shoe for a narrower, lower-profile fit at the beginning of the day, then to a looser, more relaxed fit at the end of the day. No matter how to wear it, the rugged, technical shoes is suitable from relaxed work environments to trekking outdoors, no change of footwear required.
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With the ever-increasing choices of footwear, sometimes the best way to stand out is to go back to basics. The Melody 02 by Josef Seibel brings you back to a time when shoes were first and foremost a practical item with minimal fuss.
In an espadrille-inspired design, the Melody 02 surrounds your feet in large panels of leather bound together with oversized stitching, which hearkens back to the days of hand-made shoes. We especially love the fact that the interior footbed and linings are made of soft leathers which is ideal for sockless wear. The shoe also features a practical rubbery sole for grip all around town. With the waxy leather uppers, these little shoes give you a bit of weather resistance as well.
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Spring weather is finally here to stay, and with the mercury rising steadily, you don’t want to be caught without the right footwear for the season. What we need is something that will be comfortable all day while looking great. We think we have just the perfect shoe: introducing the Lilly 02 by Romika.
The classic Mary Jane design adds a few twists to keep it fresh and has all the right appointments to make you feel in tip-top shape. The smooth leathers are perforated for breathability and barefoot comfort. The rear heel counter is made of rougher leather to prevent heel slippage as well.
Don’t think that this slim shoe doesn’t have room for a padded insole. The insole is not only firmly cushioned and leather-topped, it’s removable as well.
The Mary Jane strap looks simple, but the metal buckle is fully functional, giving you three degrees of adjustment. The black material you see in the photo above reveals the smartly concealed elastic goring that keeps the shoe snug on your foot without binding.
The shoe has great width for all sizes of feet and the rounded toe box gives you stylish way to stay comfortable.
The underside features a PU sole with a unique ribbed design that keeps gives great grip and increases flexibility of the shoe.
We’ll leave you with one last picture of the shoe. It’s a looker from all angles, don’t you agree?
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While we think a great shoe is one that works for many outfits and occasions, sometimes you need a specialized shoe to do the trick. For any water activity, Cudas is a great choice. They are designed to stay lightweight while wet and drain water through the soles so you don’t ever feel weighed down. The best part might be the fact that you can just rinse them with water and air dry when you’re done. We think they look pretty cool too!
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Our loyal customers at Old Shoe Dawg may have noticed the New Arrivals section of the store. This is where you can find the fresh new products for the season that cover every fashion base. New shoes are added on a continuous basis so keep checking back and you’ll be sure to find your next favourite pair!
We are so excited about the latest styles for the coming spring season! You, our loyal customers, have told us that you really enjoyed our current collection, and with days getting longer and warmer, we think you’ll enjoy our coming collection even more. Keep checking back on our store or sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when the shoes arrive!