New York City’s 3sixteen purveys simplicity and class with a clean, fuss-free aesthetic very much in line with A.P.C and Nice Collective, but with a slightly tougher outdoor appearance that is distinctively American. The label had collaborated with Maine’s heritage shoemaker, Quoddy Trail, to create a special silhouette, the Deck Chukka, with premium materials and meticulous handiwork Quoddy Trail is know for. Quoddy Trail’s shoe makers are more like craftsmen than cobblers, and the Shorey family who started the label had been hand-sewing shoes to the finest quality since 1906– all Quoddy shoes are sewn and re-sewn with relentless dedication until it is perfect.
For the collaboration with 3sixteen, the duo sourced premium Navy Chromexcel leather from Chicago’s famed Horween Tannery. The shoes take on a fusion of deck shoes with chukka boot, and the result is a pair of casual hi-top deck shoes that will be an interesting update to the summer staple. Other than a wonderfully comfortable leather upper, the shoes are also fully leather lined with a leather vamp, nickle eyelets and hand-sewn stitched tip and kicker. Paired with crisp white soles, the shoes keep it clean and casual and will provide a wonderful contrast to your favorite blues. Cuff your pants and shoe these off, these shoes are now available for order online via: 3sixteen.