The world's favourite spy, James Bond, has long been a style icon. From Brioni to Tom Ford, his suits have epitomised how stylish men should dress. His Omega watches and classic British dress shoes solidify the look that make men want to be him and women want to be with him.
However, as dapper as he looks when all suited up, his outfits hardly seem the ideal choice while in pursuit of devious supervillains. Afterall, when the the safety of the world is on the line there really is no time to die.
This is especially true when it comes to his shoes. As elegant as a pair of Church's or Crockett & Jones may seem, they are certainly not designed for foot pursuits, parkour or hand to hand combat atop of a moving train. Aside from the obvious issue of grip, running through the streets in a pair of leather soled shoes with a raised heel is murderous on the joints - as personal experience has taught!
While appearances are extremely important for a man of 007's position and stature, the rigours of his profession demand a more modern footwear solution - especially since Mr. Bond has Q at his disposal to supply him with all types of mission critical gadgets.
With that in mind, it seems Mr. Bond would be a prime candidate for a modern footwear upgrade that would allow him to maintain his iconic appearance and reputation for style without compromising his physical abilities. After all, we would hate to see Bond bested by a villain in sneakers!
Out of deep concern for the future of civilization, we believe we have found a solution for Mr. Bond's footwear conundrum. Our Oxford Sneaker (or trainer if you prefer) provides all the elegance and class required of a fine dress shoe with the benefit of a rubber sneaker sole which enhances mobility and reduces stress on the joints - especially in the course of foot pursuit over city streets. Of course we're biased but we think all 00 agents would benefit from our covert kicks!
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