Samuel Hubbard: Where Business Meets Comfort

Their mother was a sneaker, their father was a dress shoe. Comfort engineering is at the heart of how Samuel Hubbard designs and builds their shoes.  They are uncompromising in their choice of materials and construction, offering shoes of the utmost quality. The Foursome is proud to introduce these ridiculously comfortable shoes into our menswear collection:

Hubbard Free, the “un-sneaker”  These shoes are designed for the active lifestyle. The performance elements of the Hubbard Free are inspired by athletic shoes, but the look is a classic leather shoe. Available in three colors.

Ivy Legend  The beloved, classic loafer but promoted to the next grade level with richer leather and impeccable attention to detail. Easy on and off for airport security lines and can be paired with your favorite pair of jeans or your boardroom best. Available in Tan Whisky leather.

 

 

 

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Ivy Legend in Tan Whisky Leather

Founder  Classic five-eyelet oxford has an air of authority and complements a fine pair of dress slacks or your favorite tailored blue jeans. For the man on the go or for long hours sitting or standing, these light and springy shoes are the perfect Go to Work shoe. Available in Black Leather or Chestnut Brown leather.

Frequent Traveler This slip-on addition to the Go to Work collection is the ideal shoe when you’re on the go.  This model is one of the favorites of the founder, Bruce Katz. Available in Black Leather.

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Frequent Traveler in Black Leather


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Handmade from the finest materials.
Samuel Hubbard uses only the finest European leathers and materials.

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Best insoles in the business

Triple-density memory foam insoles featuring superior-comfort Poron under a layer of silky smooth leather – conforms to the unique shape of your foot for a custom fit. Easily romoved if you wish to use your own orthotics.

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Replaceable Sole
The Vibram soles are designed and constructed for easy replacement, to cushion your every step for years to come.

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Shop Samuel Hubbard footwear at The Foursome Fine Men’s Apparel in Plymouth, MN or online at www.thefoursome.com/samuel-hubbard

Limelight Shoes: A Slice of Color and Nice

Lets talk about something that will put a little spring in your step. Limelight shoes. Even if you don’t get out much, I am sure you have seen brightly colored shoes somewhere, in some way, shape, or form. I am not a trend expert but I notice things. And anyway, neon is hard to miss. We saw a splash of it in golfwear and neckwear for spring 2012 and I know there is more of to come this spring. I wrote a blog post about color when fall apparel hit. But right now I am mainly talking about shoes. The bright and vibrant shoe trend, throbbing with color from laces to soles. I did not catch much of the Olympic Games this summer but enough to notice the hundreds of athletes shod in electric footwear. Check out this article about Nike’s neon shoe ambush. It is pretty intriguing.

So I know what you might be thinking – neon colors are a blast from the past. The 80’s are over. Not interested. Or – I am not into wearing florescent athletic shoes. Fine. But that is not the only way to wear this trend. How about a pair of dress shoes with just a slice of color? A sole with a bit of hue? Brightly colored laces? If you are not walking down the fashion runway on a regular basis, then accessories and footwear are the best and most versatile way to incorporate these vigorous colors into your wardrobe. And the reason for doing so is not mainly to be trendy. It is important to maintain your timeless fashion while continually adding bits here and there to stay current and interesting. A pair of exceptional shoes is one way of doing just that.

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As I perused the men’s shoe selection at The Foursome the other day looking at our newest footwear, I noticed two specific things seen in various brands. Wingtips and color. In most cases they were together. A traditional shoe design merged with the color craze. Subtle, yet full of character. Brilliant and tastefully crafted. Allen Edmonds, one of our highest quality and most timeless shoe brands designed a brown wingtip with hot orange rims and replaceable matching laces. Also hip wingtip boots accented in red and other similar designs. Cole Haan created a dull-ish sea blue wingtip with brighter blue laces in the same color spectrum. Or how about a pair of two-toned brown saddle shoes with blue soles. Don’t be concerned about if you have something at home that matches. They are not meant to match perfectly, that would be contrived. You can wear wingtips and colorful shoes with jeans or slacks, sport shirts or sport coats. Wingtips easily dress up or down. These shoes are worth kickin’ up your heels about. That is why I bring them to your attention. For your own fashionable good. So step out a little, your spirits will thank you.

– By Beth Dougherty, Inspiration and Display Coordinator at The Foursome