For decades fashion has been influenced by the utilitarian look of military uniforms. From surplus jackets to combat boots, the design influence is evident in everyday closet staples like tailored blazers, classic trench coats, and even sneakers. The design cues seep in through structured silhouettes, neutral color palettes, and functional designs. Our take on the trend is the Grounder, a sneaker originally released from PF flyers in the 1940's as a U.S. military issued sneaker. The style later saw a resurgence on the baseball field, and today it's been reimagined as a fresh take on streetwear.
Neutral and rugged, this style is a perfect match for the elements. The functional design of the Grounder combines heritage design elements that give the sneaker a worn in look, with modern features that keep the shoe feeling elevated and premium. This sneaker was designed to bridge fashion and modern adventures, making it a versatile statement piece that can be worn with a mashup of casuals and more sophisticated fabrics.
The Grounder features our signature cushioning with an eco-sockliner that is molded to offer optimal under foot comfort and arch support. The sneaker's canvas upper is treated with Durable Water Repellent, making it ready for everyday wear in the elements. Premium leather detailing throughout the lining, heel stay, and authentic circle patch, to elevate the style so it's not only your go-to for getting to and from, it's a sneaker you can wear all day without thinking about where you're headed.
We can't wait to see how you style your favorite pair. Go ahead, show off your style.