Shelty Mid by Buddy Shoes

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Buddy shoes and bags are made in Japan with happiness in mind. Their color-saturated designs bring a youthful twist to traditional men’s fashion. Even their “news blog” will put a smile on your face, featuring puppy pictures alongside brand updates.

Inspired by the Shetland Sheep Dog, the Shelty Mid is a playful yet sophisticated mid-height shoe. The Shelty Mid is long and round, just like the nose of its namesake, and the heel loop may even wag when you walk. The thick suede is puppy-soft, stitched down, and made of chromium-free pig leather, a natural alternative to synthetics. Composed of fiberglass and rubber, the sole is stamped and comes with the name and size written in by Buddy. However, the “owner” and “date” are left blank for you to personalize, kind of a dog collar before the age of certified tags and microchips. The Shelty comes with its own dog tag, a leather medallion which hangs from the laces. Whether you’re heading back to school or are enjoying grown-up life with a canine friend, the Shelty Mid will brighten your step. The Shelty Mid is available in firetruck red, mustard yellow, jade green, navy, and black. We have a soft spot for the jade green. What’s your favorite color?

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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