Ask Ball and Buck founder Mark Bollman what makes the new PF Flyers x Ball and Buck Center Lo a must-have, and you’ll get a plethora of worthy responses that any style-minded guy would do well to consider. “It’s packed full of cool elements,” Bollman said of the durable-yet-comfortable white PF Flyers sneakers, ccented with tan mil-spec cotton canvas that nods to Ball and Buck’s heritage-minded focus. Ballistic nylon cordura and an exceptionally comfortable DEMSA-injected polyurethane midsole also help emphasize quality and comfort.
Additional touches, like the orange footbed and a camo-lined heel cap, make these sneakers the perfect pair for the guy who likes to stand out subtly, yet with an eye for the details. Bollman recommends buying and wearing them now, the better to give them a little character. His ideal pairings? Rolled chinos or denim, plus socks with a shot of pattern or color. Oh, and don’t think of the Center Lo as a sneaker that only works in spring and summer. Bollman suggests using them as a crisp and clean offset to deep indigo denim and a flannel shirt once fall rolls around. “Put some miles on them” now, as Bollman says, and reap the benefits in terms of cool style later on. For just $150, we’d bet there’s not a better, more enviable pair of sneakers on the market now. – $150