Jack Erwin’s “Cooper” Boat Shoe

Updating the classic style with natural leather and a longer silhouette

NYC-based Jack Erwin is on a mission to create well-made, high-quality affordable men’s shoes. Their latest style, the Cooper, is their take on one of summer’s most classic styles, the boat shoe. The 100% leather welt shoes are available in three colorways—Navy Calfskin, Caramel Nubuck and Slate Nubuck—and have a natural finish so they maintain a subtle and sophisticated look. With a slightly longer, more elegant silhouette than traditional boat shoes, the Cooper can be dressed up easily and is a summery alternative to loafers. The soft leather will mold to your foot over time, and a microfoam insole makes these comfortable the first time you put them on. The slip-resistant and

non-marking sole is traditional, and helpful if you’re actually going to be boating.

The Jack Erwin “Cooper” boat shoes are available online in men’s sizes 7 to 14 for $125.

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