I can’t articulate it, but I kind of love these shoes. Bates makes these for the US Navy. I’ve had two or three of the US Army versions of these, which are black. You can usually find these in any decent surplus store, they are tough shoes. They are graceless, but there is an appeal in their brutal simplicity- that is, in black.
In white, they are surreal, and somehow I like it.
Lightweight oxford for US Navy dress uniform.
- Leather upper
- Breathable lining
- Cushioned removable insert
- Non marking Bates Lites® outsole
- Goodyear welt construction
- Assembled in the USA