Lacoste Royan M2 – SALE $59.99 | Original Penguin Skip Mesh – SALE $58.50
Wingtips are called wingtips because the toe cap pattern looks like a bird that’s spreading its wings. And now you can get that same pattern on sneakers, thanks to the two fashion forward prep labels Lacoste and Original Penguin.
The pair from Lacoste are all leather and the wingtip pattern is delivered through stitching only. The pair from Original Penguin are much busier with breathable mesh, canvas, and rubber all colliding on the upper. Looks like the wingtip style comes by way of extending the rubber toe in the classic W shape.
Call me crazy, but if I had to pick between the two I’m going with the pair from Original Penguin. They’re totally unique for summer, they’ll keep your feet cool, and you get that sweet retro stripe down the back heel.