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Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).
For our last SSU of the year, we’re rounding up five pairs of perfectly unexpected kicks that you can snap up at deep discounts at East Dane’s End-Of-Summer sale. What better way to bid farewell to summer than with some fall-forward steals…
Opening Ceremony’s Mason Slip On Sneakers
A serious upgrade on your old standby of slip-on Vans, Opening Ceremony’s streamlined take is perfectly minimal yet a little out of the ordinary. The “natural” colorway feels a little more “what I did on my summer vacation”, but we love the versatility of the black-on-black for wearing into fall. Get it here.
Veja’s Transatlantico Sneakers
D'you ever find that too much of a good thing makes a great thing? That’s sort of how we feel about these Veja sneakers. Combining multiple preppy standbys–the chukka-inspired silhouette, the leather trim, bright color blocking–these shoes end up as something greater than the sum of their parts, something that ends up feeling less outright preppy and more tongue-in-cheek, maybe even…edgy? Get them here.
Alejandro Ingelmo’s Josh Haircalf High-Top Sneakers
A great way to start off the next season, this pair might be our favorite of the bunch. Rich Italian haircalf plays into the whole athletic-luxe vibe, while the subtle camo motif is just one of those things that’s always in style come fall. Did we mention they’re Italian haircalf high-tops? At 70% off? A no-brainer. Get them here.
Tretorn’s Nylite Splashes Sneaker
Nothing says summer like these splatter-paint twists on a Tretorn classic. Just add a boardwalk and a mojito. Get them here.
Marc Jacobs’ High Top Sneakers
While the color block motif reminds us of semaphore flags, these high-tops would be just as sharp with a fall uniform of dark denim and a button-down for a pop of color. Hell, scratch that– we’d wear them all year round. Get them here.