Severe rainfall hits some of the most fashionable cities in the world, resulting in the ruin of many well-crafted shoes. That’s less of a concern today since Norwegian lifestyle brand Swims pioneered in 2005 its version of the modern galosh, a water-resistant shoe covering that fuses function with style. These qualities manifest again this spring with its release of the new Luca sneaker, a design inspired by the German Army Trainer. The soft, breathable upper mesh, along with an antibacterial, shock-absorbing insole, makes it ideal for wearing without socks, and it’s also machine washable. In this lightweight shoe, going from a stroll through the park to a meeting in the city is a smooth transition—no change of footwear required.
April 10, 2014