Aug 23, 2016
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Todd Snyder x PF Flyers launch new shoe

Aug 23, 2016

Designer Todd Snyder and footwear brand PF Flyers have announced the newest style in their ongoing footwear collaboration, a military and athletic inspired hi-top sneaker.

The Grounder hi-top uses premium army inspired canvas with Todd Snyder's sport-fueled design to appeal to the modern man. The sneaker specifically uses 14oz military canvas, a pigskin leather lining, and a solid rubber outsole.

Design details in keeping with the military aesthetic include grommets, lace tips and a signature patch.

"I love digging through flea markets and hunting for treasures, so when I went to visit Christopher Tobias and the PF Flyers team in Boston and saw all their catalogs from the early 1900s it just blew me away," says Snyder.

The designer continued, "This new style is based on an amazing vintage sneaker in their archive from when they were making shoes for the military. The military has always been a huge source of inspiration for me, and when I saw that, I just knew we had to reintroduce it."

PF Flyers was an iconic footwear brand in the '50s and '60s, started with the tire rubber technology applied to footwear by inventor BF Goodrich. He patented the Posture Foundation technology for use in athletic shoes and ultimately developed the PF Flyers brand whose shoes had a role in American military history. PF Flyers is now owned by New Balance.

The Grounder shoe is available on both the PF Flyers site as well as on Snyder's site.

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