Shop: Flying Mocs

You may have heard of driving shoes: Italian moccasins, hand-stitched with buttery leather or suede, that are comfortable for long car rides and performance driving. The Prada-owned, storied Italian brand Car Shoe claims to be the original driving shoe, but many removed derivations abound today.


Fluo Nappa driving shoes, €330, Car Shoe

I believe that nowadays a driving moc is no longer needed. Rather, today’s travelers require a flying moc. Yes, a shoe for traveling by airplane. The same principles apply: easy to slip on and off, comfortable to walk in and stylish enough (but not too formal) to convey a well put-together image in public.

cole haan tillby loafers

Cole Haan ‘Trilby Driver’ moccasin in blue topaz nubuck, $150, Zappos

Traveling is hard enough on comfort and style, why make your feet suffer?