Shoes February, 3 2012

Creative Recreation Lacava Sneakers

Hidden laces remind of skate shoes, and they tend to work well when the rest of a shoe bearing them hews to the pragmatic styling of something built to resist griptape. These Lacava’s from Creative Recreation have the proper balance of familiarity (classic vulcanized sole; low-profile silhouette) and surprise (those lace covers look like a crisp popped collar and who knows how your pants will react to the heel tab). Pulling inspiration from the more expensive Turino model (leather; made in Italy), these canvas floats retail for $62 with eight more color schemes in the wings, though it’s hard to imagine anything more eye-catching than the red and blue colorway. -jt

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