The Rosen is a solid choice if you're looking for a no-nonsense sneaker on a budget. But if you'd like something a bit more substantial, the new Greats Pronto Sneaker should do nicely. This high-end runner is made by hand in Italy, and has a ballistic mesh and Italian suede upper, a 100% rubber outsole, a hand-cut leather stabilizer, reflective material from 3M on the toe, and full leather lining. Available in navy (Cadet), olive (Cargo), and dark gray (Graphite).
It's built on the company's 1936 last and inspired by a design from the 1970s. Yet somehow, the Danner Canoe Moc looks like it predates them both. This camping shoe features a suede upper that's hand-stitched to a full-grain leather rand for a classic look, then finished with a crepe rubber outsole and removable polyurethane footbed for added support and comfort.
No space-age technology. No crazy colorways. No gimmicks. Greats Rosen Sneakers are defined as much by what they aren't as what they are. That is, a straightforward, handsome, logo-less pair of sneakers sporting a high density nylon and suede upper, a dual-density EVA midsole for comfort, and a Vibram Freeride outsole with circular lugs for excellent traction. Available in navy (Cadet), olive (Cargo), and white (Nimbus); designed in Brooklyn.