Robert Cameron Shooter Cap Toe – $154.95 | Surprise Penny Loafer – $154.95
There just aren’t a lot of shoes available in the not super expensive yet not uber cheap price range. So it’d be nice to know exactly what Robert Cameron is, and where the brand came from.
Each shoe is described as a “Limited Edition Robert Cameron exclusive with Endless.com and Amazon.com.” What? So, is this an in house experiment by Amazon and its shoe site Endless? Kinda like Alfani and Macy’s, only in this case it’s Robert Cameron is to Endless?
A quick search of the name “Robert Cameron” doesn’t reveal much. There was an American Photographer named Robert Cameron, but I doubt his publishing house is dabbling in shoes. Then there’s this Robert Cameron who led a mid 60s craze called “The Drinking Man’s Diet.” Time Magazine even did a story on it. It’s like Atkins with a twist. And that twist is in a dry martini. The guy even released a cookbook.
Neither option seems to point towards footwear. But this brand, whatever it is, might have some potential. The Shooter Cap Toe is interesting with its laser etching instead of traditional stitching across the top. Their Simple Oxford is just that, and it looks pretty similar to Gordon Rush’s take on a plain lace up. Their “Surprise” Penny Loafer has a non stubby toe, which is a nice update to your Grandpa’s chooped slipper like loafers.
Some of their shoes are downright goofy. But others are all right. The laser etching looks okay online on some of the shoes, but in person it might be another story. The price is in that rare $100 – $200 window. Your thoughts?
Here’s a bit more from the brand: