These LOSERS Sneakers are Decorated in an Aggressive Slogan

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 6, 2015
References: losers-styg & highsnobiety
From far away, these LOSERS sneakers look like a fairly clean-cut skate shoe: they come in crisp white with painter polka dots, in an elegant laced, thick-sole silhouette. Take a few steps toward them, however, and the shoes have a not-so-nice message for anyone who gets too close.

The LOSERS sneakers are based on the brand's SCHOOLER silhouette, which also comes in a high-top version and has seen previous iterations of the polka dot pattern. The colorway is concisely named "F.O." and is also available in red on white.

These "F.O." LOSERS sneakers tap into a particular genre of preppy skater style. While men in their late teens and early twenties still have a desire to display the rebellious and nonchalant mentality embodied by skater culture, they also want to look more put-together and tasteful than board shorts and ripped-up Vans allow for.