Ah, the magic of McQueen, Steve McQueen, that is, though there’s also Lightning McQueen if you’re part of a younger generation.
Whether on four wheels (Bullitt) or two (The Great Escape, On Any Sunday), McQueen’s touch expanded the value of whatever vehicles he drove, rode or owned.
The King of Cool also apparently has inspired the McQueen Driving Loafer by Paul Evans, a company which says on its website that it has “turned the luxury footwear industry upside down. By sourcing the highest-quality footwear available and eliminating excessive retail markups, Paul Evans is the leading direct-to-consumer luxury men’s footwear brand manufacturing exclusively in Naples, Italy.”
Paul Evans was founded in 2013. BusinessInsider.com claims Evans’ shoes may be the best dress shoes available.
The McQueen driving shoes are available in three styles — Marrone (pebbled) leather, Nero and Havana Brown, and in various colors in calfskin or suede, with each pair hand-painted by a Napolitano artisan.
Each shoe is created to “elevate your comfort level all year long in a pair of lightweight driving shoes with gommino rubber soles,” the company’s website explains.
Each pair is priced at $265.
Among Paul Evans’ other men’s shoe lines are those named Cagney, Newman, Brando, Olivier, Poitier, and even Van Damme.
For more information, visit the Paul Evans website.