T shirt - thrifted
Shorts - Cutoff thrifted jeans
Shoes - Trippen Army
This is not paid endorsement. I've been obsessing over Trippens for quite some time, and after a really good experience with ordering Cydwoqs from Pedshoes, I decided that was where I needed to order my Trippens from. They don't carry the Happy sole like I had originally intended to buy, but they had another shoe that fit my personal style perfectly: Strappy, weird sole, color I didn't own.
Pedshoes was the only online shop I found carrying this specific colorway (bitter brown with blue edging), but you can probably order them straight from the Trippen site as a special request.
The Trippen army is a flat shoe with lots of straps (and no pesky zipper!). It hails from the Cups family of shoes, which consist of two separated rubber "cups" for soles. Similar to jazz shoes. It's purely an aestetic thing because I can't feel the odd sole when I walk around. The insole is shaped to support, but like Cydwoqs, the buttery leather and cork (?) insole begin to take on the shape of your feet. The Army shoe also benefits from the straps and it's customizeable fit.
Now here's the information I found most hard to find when researching Trippens - Sizing: They run large. At least in the cups family. I ordered a 36 (US size 6), which I'd put closer to a 37/6.5 in fit The flats also run slightly wider than average, but as someone with a slim heel and wider at the toes - this shoe is pretty great. I'll also be able to wear socks with these without stretching them further because I can set the straps to different tightnesses. So hooray for year round wear.
I wore these for two days straight and the one thing Trippen is and should be known for is incredible comfort. Next to my grey Cydwoqs, these are the most comfortable shoes in my closet right now. However unlike my vintage line Cydwoqs, these are not dainty. Plenty of toe room makes these great for comfort but a slightly bulky look.
I am overall thrilled with my purchase though, and would have gladly paid 100% retail, however I did use a discount code which spurred me to order asap. Thanks to Megan for the heads up on the code and to everyone who ordered buttonflowers, custom orders, art commissions, and ebay sales for making it possible. I'm still open for buttonflower sales and art commissions.
I still really want to order a pair of Happy-sole boots, but I'd also love to bring home a pair of Fence, Good and maybe a pair of Royal Booties. If only I could win the lottery. Haha.