Let me introduce you to Mocks. You’re going to love the canvas editions because they’re super light and foldable, which means they’re the perfect travel companion.
I always try to travel with just a carry-on suitcase because it means I get to skip the check-in desk or bag drop off at the airport, it usually saves me being charged a fee by the airline and it means I don’t have the worry of my case not turning up on the carousel. Travelling like this is a fine art and I’m still trying to nail my routine down. It means I have to be strict with my outfit choices and that I usually have to limit the shoes I bring with me. *sob*
The canvas Mocks remove any question of whether they can fit in your case. They’re the ultimate obliging friend. No room in your case? Not a problem. They’ll bend, fold, roll – whatever you need them to do to squeeze into your bag, they’ll do it. When you get them back out they’ll jump up and back into shape like they’ve been in their box the whole time.
The crepe sole means they’ll fold and roll, but it also means that they’re cushioned and super comfy to wear. As they’re also made of canvas you don’t have to worry about blisters in the same way you would with leather shoes.
Priced at £40, they’re not going to break the bank. I opted for the black canvas with a red sole as I figured they’d coordinate with more of my outfits. I admit I was swayed by the name of them. They’re called Bari. I like to think it’s after the city in Puglia that I visited earlier in the year. However, they do come in nine different colours and they have a range for guys too.
I’m not sure they’d pair well with a summer dress, but they do look good with skinny jeans. They’re casual enough for a daytime stroll around a city, but smart enough to wear for a laid back dinner out.
The canvas Mocks aren’t necessarily my dream shoe, but the fact they can roll into a tiny gap in my carry-on bag earns them big brownie points.
What do you think?
Big thanks to Mocks for providing this pair for the purpose of this review.