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    Walk-Over returns to Gilt on Tuesday at 9a



    I know this will be especially tempting to OnlyShawn!


    It's an American shoe company. Check out their back story: http://www.gilt.com/giltmanual/2012/03/walk-over/


    "The fifth generation of a line of shoemakers that started in Bridgewater, MA, 1758, Keith was searching for a moniker for the thriving footwear business he officially founded in 1874. “Walk-Over” conveyed strength and simplicity—exactly the kind of qualities he wanted to telegraph about his shoes—and thus became the first brand name in men’s footwear in America. Over the course of the following decades, the company, drawing on an already-century-long tradition of crafting straightforward shoes of exacting quality, became one of the premier names in American footwear. By the 1950’s, Walk-Over was known worldwide, and by the ‘80s, Walk-Over’s wares—notably its revered bucks and saddle shoes—were part of the upper echelon of US-made shoes and boots. But in the ‘90s, things took a less favorable turn. Feeling the crunch from an industry-wide trend favoring quantity over quality, Walk-Over was forced to cease production. A sad day, no doubt, but there were better times ahead.


    In the midst of the recent heritage boom, Walk-Over was given new life. With a slew of styles that paid homage to the brand’s archives but balanced things with a healthy dose of modern irreverence—think classic dirty bucks finished with neon green soles—the brand launched again for Spring 2011. Still made in the US to the standards that made it a force in years past, Walk-Over has quickly reestablished itself as the go-to shoe for semi-traditional types looking for footwear with the requisite levels class, craftsmanship, and humor."


    Their shoes look awesome and are well regarded. In the preview pic, saddle shoes are in the offing. I guess we'll know soon enough.


    #2


    Ha....Already gots my walkover fix...eyeballs are only for boat shoes at this point.


    Y'all, however, best be spyin' those bucks. Summerssential.

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      #3


      hmm...hope they run a deal on those bucks.

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        #4


        There are already a few pairs in one of their other sales:


        http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/shoes-shoes-shoes-169/product/123148582-walk-over-leather-saddle-shoes


        http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/shoes-shoes-shoes-169/product/123148558-walk-over-burnished-leather-derby-oxfords


        http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/shoes-s...-derby-oxfords

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          #5


          Anyone know if they run true to size, or if you need to size up/down?

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