The world's favourite spy, James Bond, has long been a style icon. From his Brioni and Tom Ford suits, Omega watches and stiff British dress shoes, 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 when pursuing super villains and the safety of the world is on the line.
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 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 to supply him with all types of high tech 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 appearances without compromising his physical abilities. After all, we would hate to see Bond bested by a villain in sneakers!
Which kind of sneakers do you think 007 should go for?
1. Adidas - Stan Smith
From it's tennis court origins, this classic trainer is the world's best selling sneaker and has become the template for virtually every new "minimalist sneaker" in existence.
2. Tom Ford - Russel Low
From the man behind Daniel Craig's suits come these classy kicks. Clearly the progeny of the iconic Stan Smith, these Italian-made sneakers feature magnificently coloured calf leathers worthy of 007's style (and budget).
3. NobleSole - Oxford
A classic dress shoe mounted atop a sneaker sole. This shoe is designed to combine timeless style with sneaker comfort. The question is, would 007 opt for our own Sneakers Disguised As A Dress Shoes?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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