PF Flyers have been making a serious comeback this last year, and for good reason. PF Flyers have had a bit of a tumultuous history. Originally produced by BF Goodrich in 1937, and reaching a level of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, they eventually lost steam and faded to a bit of obscurity during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Eventually the brand was purchased by Converse in 1972, but later had to be sold off due to antitrust issues. New Balance recently purchased the rights to the brand in 2001, which had been laying dormant since 1992, and actively worked on resurrecting the iconic shoe it in 2003. Here we are now in 2010, with PF Flyers vying for elite sneaker status alongside some of the big boys in the game. And the Drake Sneaker is one of the reasons why.
Part dress shoe, part chukka, the Drake Sneaker, is the perfect mid-way shoe for when you want to be a touch more formal than a sneaker, but not as formal as a loafer. Coming in either a brown or black leather upper, the Drake is finished off with gray tristan print lining and the classic PF rubber sole complete with wave tread.
Do yourself a favour and check out what PF Flyers have to offer.