PF Flyers Made in the USA Center HI: These Ain’t Your Daddy’s HiTops

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PF Flyers. All opinions are 100% mine.

When we were first contacted about taking a look at the PF Flyers Made in the USA Center Hi custom sneakers, I was immediately interested. I love products made stateside, and it had been years since I had a pair of hi-top sneakers.

These high-end items went further than I expected in style, and I can’t help but be impressed.
GearDiary PF Flyers Made in the USA Center HI: These Ain't Your Daddy's HiTops

When I first pulled the sneakers from the box, I could not help but flash back to my brand named hi-top sneakers of my youth. Those sneakers had a thin canvas upper and a relatively thin and light sole. They offered little support, and weighed next to nothing. The Unisex Made in the USA Center Hi look similar, but these are an entirely different animal. I could not believe the quality, sturdy build and degree of support they offered.

GearDiary PF Flyers Made in the USA Center HI: These Ain't Your Daddy's HiTops

They are made from 14-ounce heavyweight canvas that looks… and feels… substantial. These sneakers immediately look like serious business. When you pick them up they also feel like serious, substantial business. And the thick sole adds to the retro-modern effect.

GearDiary PF Flyers Made in the USA Center HI: These Ain't Your Daddy's HiTops

As the company explains:

The Made in USA Center Hi merges retro athletic style with the lush comfort of a contemporary running shoe through a premium performance insert that rests atop of a DESMA injected PU midsole, providing inherent cushioning. The shoe is made out of 14 oz. heavy weight canvas, with a lux leather toe cap and eye-row, and rich pig skin lining. Inspired by the timeless Center Hi branding from the 1960’s, the style features a hand drawn midsole stripe, hand-stamped tongue branding, 100% cotton laces and a premium debossed ankle patch.

What makes these custom sneakers special is the hand-drawn midsole stripe and hand-stamped tongue branding. And while others may or may not notice these two custom features you can’t help but feel good putting on sneakers that are, to a certain degree, a work of art.

Additional Features include:

  • Debossed ankle patch
  • Lux leather heel tape
  • 100% flat cotton laces
  • 14oz heavy weight canvas
  • DESMA injected midsole
  • Hand stamped tongue branding
  • Lux leather toe cap, eye-row, heel tape and debossed ankle patch
  • Premium Performance foot-bed

GearDiary PF Flyers Made in the USA Center HI: These Ain't Your Daddy's HiTops

These sneakers impressed the daylights out of me. They were, sadly, a bit too small. Back they went, but not before I placed an order for the right size. Yeah, once you try a pair of quality, custom, Hi-tops like the PF Flyers Made in USA Center Hi, it is hard to imagine your closet without at least one pair. Interested in learning more? Check out PF Flyers on Tumblr or you can shop now.

GearDiary PF Flyers Made in the USA Center HI: These Ain't Your Daddy's HiTops


About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.