Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Nick Wooster’s Summer Obsession


This Summer my obsession is the white shoe.

I have always owned them, but they’re the thing I always changed my mind about at the last minute–until now.


I always thought they were a bit jarring but now I can’t get enough of them.  I’ve been wearing them non-stop since April.


I also think the white shoe is the perfect item to wear with Fall/Winter clothes to make something “weather appropriate” feel new as the season starts to change. Transitional dressing is the hardest.


I wore them with my tuxedo to the CFDA Monday night!  (Maybe a bad idea–but I went for it).



-Nick Wooster


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  1. Gap

    June 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    This summer I’m obsessed with white shoes, really this happens every summer…
    xox, Gap.

  2. Dark Knite

    June 4, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I think all guys should have some white Addidas or Vans shoes.

    • Greed

      June 5, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Agree with the sentiment regarding white shoes, but not with the brands. I don’t see why Adidas rather than Nike, Vans rather than Onitsuka. As long as the sneakers look good it doesn’t matter.

      • Dude

        June 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm

        Nike still makes quality shoes?! Who knew!

  3. dorochatte

    June 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    on the lookout for a second pair of jack purcells – whitish, oyster grey preferably

  4. e

    June 4, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    enough with sneakers!
    dont you guys have enough money to buy proper spectator shoes made in Northampton UK?
    what a bunch of loosers!

    • RW

      June 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Why do you look at this homepage if you have a problem with fashion? Shoes from Northampton UK are great but maybe not very fashionable in all circumstances… How dare you call people losers that you dont know. I am certain its you who is the loser!

  5. Ro Moreira

    June 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm

  6. The-astro

    June 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I’m obssessed with white shoes too but not only !! I love the “all white everything” look !!—s-e-l-f-i-e

  7. El Presidente

    June 4, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I, too, have been afflicted by white shoe addiction…over 20 pairs at it’s worst and every one different…

    ….only a trained professional eye could tell them apart….

  8. Lisa

    June 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I think it’s always worth it to go for it, so I say bravo on the tux + white shoes. I read a Winston Churchill quote about art needing tradition and innovation to move forward, and I think it applies here, too. Way to stretch yourself.

  9. justray

    June 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I have the white Jack P’s in leather. They are great. Good for most things, and most seasons.

  10. It's About L.A

    June 5, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Love this summer trend!



    June 5, 2014 at 5:33 am

    I notice some Converse Jack Purcell’s in there and I’m with you all the way!

  12. Gaia

    June 5, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I LOVE them!


  13. Jessica Snow

    June 5, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Love your collection!

  14. Shannon

    June 5, 2014 at 11:08 am

    There’s something unavoidably adorable about a man in white shoes.

  15. Mark W

    June 5, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I bought a pair of hightop Jack Purcells a year–not overstylized, close to the original. Have yet to break them out but you have inspired me to sport them now.

    I love and collect retro Pumas, Converse and adidas. Still pondering Nikes (maybe a white Cortez pair).

    Looking for some adidas Stan Smiths with green trim for a reasonable price. Would love to have some Le Coq de Sportif Arthur Ashes (where?).

    Mom always said confidence pulls off most of what one wears as long as one is clean and courteous to others.

  16. racomer2

    June 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    The white bucks will melt their heart….

  17. Sally

    June 7, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Nothing is better than a pair of white tennis shoes. What brand are the ones in the farthest bottom left corner? I’m quite taken by them and their subtle, seemingly, sea foam detailing.

  18. Nici

    June 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Here in Melbourne, on the other side of the world, I also wore white shoes all summer. How does it happen?

  19. wooshakooo

    June 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

    The raf simons X adidas stansmith shoes is really posh!

  20. Joy75

    June 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    What brand are the ones at the 2nd row (from the bottom) 1st column from left ?
    Nice thing to be obsessed with.

  21. Eleonora

    July 4, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I understand Scott: those shoes on the third line are beautiful!

  22. stefano

    May 25, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    who knows the name of model of adidas on the right ?

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