The Seavees Maslon Boots Are Mid-Century Modern Footwear

These kicks are cool, clean, and ready for the summer heat.

Architect Richard Neutra was known for visually light, literally breezy homes built to take advantage of southern California’s temperate climate. With those white, spindled structures in mind, California-to-the-core sneakerheads Seavees drew up their Maslon Desert boot, named for the now-demolished Maslon House in Palm Springs. The boots’ palette—muted whites, tans, and greys—pays homage both to the colors of the landscape of the Coachella Valley and the ivory paint that adorned so many Modernist homes, from Villa Savoye to the Farnsworth House. Suede and vegetable-tanned leather mean these arid shoes will keep you stylishly shod in the desert for a long-time, if not forty years. [$128;]

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