We at The Manual really dig sharing all of our ‘How To’s’ and Guides with you the reader. But what is equally fun, is when we actually get to put a great bag under your arm, or a pair of shoes on your feet. Today, we’re doing just that with our friends over at To Boot New York.
Their high-quality footwear is a big step up from the old beaters you put on to mow the lawn or walk the dog. These are business casual kicks with a vintage twist, made with the kind of high quality materials you can really feel when you lace them up. Wear them with khakis, joggers, or slacks – you’ll always look clean and snappy.
For over 20 years, designer and co-founder Adam Derrick has been enchanted with the careful precision and quality of Italian leather craftsmen. For him, “there is no substitute for this attention to quality and detail to achieve the finest result.” And achieve he has, producing seasonal collections every year, and from boots to loafers, they’re all created with the highest quality materials.
It’s also a move in a different direction for To Boot, one that they put a lot of careful thought into. Derrick has a few things to say on the matter, stressing the importance of quality and clean, classic construction, rather than following trends.
“While a lot of designer sneakers skew to a bling-y, look-at-me style, I wanted to do a sneaker that spoke to my customer’s more understated and quality-conscious aesthetic. Like my shoe and boot collections, the sneakers are made in Italy with the same time honored shoe making traditions of hand-cutting, sewing and lasting.”
With that in mind, To Boot New York and The Manual are very pleased to be giving away a pair of the Farley Black sneakers, with smooth leather uppers, and supportive rubber outsoles with a leather upper welting for a more professional look. Just head over to our Facebook page and share the post from there; we’ll be choosing a winner on Friday. Good luck!
The Farley Low, as well as the rest of the spring and summer collection, is available over on the To Boot New York store page.