Spring has sprung (continues to spring!) and with it you can put your boots on the backseat and embrace lighter footwear.
One of our staples for Spring and Summer here at Pickings & Parry are PF flyers, the thinking man’s choice of chuck.
Born in 1933 by a man who knew a thing or two about rubber - B.F. Goodrich. He wanted to improve the comfort of casual shoes by creating the new insole he named as the ‘Posture Foundation’ and hence, PF Flyers.
Vintage BF Goodrich Branded PF Flyers
A little more substantial in sole with their signature ribbed cup sole at the front, The PF Flyer is now approaching its 85 full year as a brand but the classic shapes still remain.
In store now we have the core range version of the Center Hi (sic) in all black, created in 1944 and popularised in eighties film 'The Sandlot' allowing the kids to outrun the Beast and generally run faster and jump higher! We can’t guarantee that but they definitely look and feel great on the foot...
It certainly worked for Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics star who marketed them in 1958 and made them an overnight success for basketball fans and hipsters alike.
Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics Wearing His PF Flyers C.1958
Also among the recent delivery is newest edition of The Grounder, which you may have seen in store last season when we stocked the PF Flyers x Todd Snyder Grounder shoe. Now you have another chance to grab that silhouette but in plain black, with natural toe cap and trim with a very nice contrast gum sole...
An Original Military Issue Grounder by PF Flyers
The Grounder was military issue shoe for the US army for a while so it’s sturdy as hell for a sneaker, the rugged sole thicker and more noticeable than the Center Hi. It also carries that ribbed outsole over the front of the shoe for extra protection on your toe cap. A casual shoe but with a nod to durability and the military; choose The Grounder to last you the distance.
The PF Flyers 2017 Grounder - Available in Store and Online Now!