Paul Evans Footwear
The gents from Paul Evans sent over a pair of their cap-toed Cagney for me to try out and after wearing them out and about the past few weeks, I’m impressed. Often shoes can look good in the store but not wear well on the street and Paul Evans foots both bills. With the Goodyear Welt and design details, one might mistake this fine footwear for a pair of Allen Edmonds, yet the slimmed down European toe reveal a more updated and youthful shoe that can do business at the office while remaining capable after hours.
From their founder, Evan Fript, “I had trouble finding shoes I was really in love with at a price I thought was appropriate. Having spent time in Europe, I was envious that Europeans had many different options to suit each individual’s sense of style. I wanted to bring a similar edginess in style, color and cut to our side of the pond. After endless Google searches and conversations with industry contacts, I realized my vision was attainable. We plan to initially operate exclusively online, catering to the growing number of internet shoppers by offering free shipping, free returns and excellent customer service. By sourcing our own suppliers and avoiding the costs associated with traditional retail, we can deliver high quality dress shoes with an unmatched mix of crafts-manship, material quality and style at a more attractive price point.”
You’d be hard pressed to find footwear that offer such quality and construction at a more affordable price. Take a look at the up close images below and head over to Paul Evans for pricing and purchase info.