Over the past few years, Greats has cemented its place as one of our favorite sneaker brands, and when its Spring/Summer 2017 line dropped we knew we had to check it out. Greats' shoes are designed in Brooklyn but made in Italy: the perfect blend of new world design and old world craftsmanship. But the best part about Greats is their affordable price point—attained by cutting out the middle man and selling directly to consumers. While their SS17 launch offers everything from leather slip-ons to smooth suede trainers and elegant runners, our favorite release is the Perforated Royale.
An updated version of their signature minimalist Royale silhouette, the Perforated Royale infuses the classic with a light, airy vibe for the warmer months ahead. Made with luxury Italian leather on the outside and soft vegetable tanned vachetta calf leather on the inside, the sneaker is ideal for those of us who prefer to keep our socks in the top drawer from April to September. Flawless with a slim cut navy suit sans tie or your favorite swim trunks on the way to Montauk, the Perforated Royale is your do-it-all sneaker of the season. I like to wear them with a pair of ripped jeans and a light sweater for an easy street style look that complements the Royale's simplicity and attention to detail. Get yours below.
This post was produced in partnership with Greats Brand.