Mr "Marc" Hare had to date been known for his dressy smart shoes
for dudes. But now the self-proclaimed "sneaker head" brings us his
first proper "dress sneaker": the Vonnegut. He knows the turf
better than anybody: before 2009, when he founded his own label,
Hare worked as a consultant for brands from Nike to Dr. Martens.
Like many New Balance/Cortez-loving chaps of a certain age, Hare
has looked back to the post-Prefontaine era of the running shoe,
for him the most romantic time in trainer history and design. But
while the first Nike trainers were made with liquid rubber and a
domestic waffle iron, this pure breed sneaker is made of Italian
calfskin by Tuscan craftsmen.