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The low-top SeaVees Army Issue Standard is available in US men’s and women’s sizes. Its nylon upper offers lightweight feel. The conventional lace-up closure provides a customizable fit.
The SeaVees Army Issue Standard features a modest silhouette, due to its expedition-grade nylon upper and old nickel eyelets blended with virtually monochromatic color schemes. It may not have the eye-catching factor of some other SeaVees shoes, but its versatility with casual clothes more than makes up for it.
The enhanced comfort of the SeaVees Army Issue Standard is primarily due to its contoured perforated footbed. Its nylon upper exhibits water-resistant properties.
SeaVees was a business venture that was established in 1964 by the tire company BF Goodrich. The brand focused on lifestyle shoes which embodies the 60s coastal casual vibe of California. It was moderately successful during its first seven years, but for one reason or another, the SeaVees brand suddenly ceased from the sneaker market.
Around 40 years after, Steven Tiller found a SeaVees sneaker in a thrift shop in Tokyo, Japan. Captivated by its style, Tiller decided to rebuild the brand. To secure finances, he sold his house and car which is situated in Boston. He then moved to Santa Barbara, California with his family to set-up a shoe studio that will eventually lead up to the re-introduction of a forgotten American brand.
As the brand looks forward to its relevance in the lifestyle category, the SeaVees Army Issue Standard is among the models that would help to realize that goal. Offered for both men and women, this low-top is inspired by soldiers during the 1960s stationed at San Bernardino County, California.
- The color schemes available for this shoe are military olive and black for men. Ladies’ color schemes are olive and black.
- Another variant called the Army Issue Low is also available. This model comes with unlined, soft, burnished leather uppers.