10 Best Canvas Shoes For Mens

Updated on: July 2021

Best Canvas Shoes For Mens in 2021


adidas Originals Men's Seeley Running Shoe, Ash Grey/White/Black, 10 M US

adidas Originals Men's Seeley Running Shoe, Ash Grey/White/Black, 10 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Abrasion-resistant skate shoes with laid-back style
  • Lace closure
  • Synthetic suede upper
  • Rubber outsole; Textile lining

Sperry Mens Striper II CVO Sneaker, Navy, 9.5

Sperry Mens Striper II CVO Sneaker, Navy, 9.5
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Removable full-length molded PU footbed for all day comfort
  • Lightweight, flexible vulcanized construction with secure bonding between upper and outsole
  • Non-marking rubber outsoles with molded Wave-Siping for superior wet/dry traction
  • Genuine rawhide laces
  • Relaxed, breathable canvas uppers

Skechers Men's Expected Avillo Slip-on Loafer, Khaki, 11 2W US

Skechers Men's Expected Avillo Slip-on Loafer, Khaki, 11 2W US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Air cooled memory foam
  • Relax fit

Lugz Men's Clipper Sneaker, White, 10 D US

Lugz Men's Clipper Sneaker, White, 10 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Padded insole
  • Rubber outsole
  • Breathable lining
  • Slip on with Elastic gore
  • Canvas upper

Lugz Men's Clipper Sneaker, Black/White Chambray, 9.5 M US

Lugz Men's Clipper Sneaker, Black/White Chambray, 9.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Cotton drill lining
  • Slip-on with elastic gore
  • Classic vulcanized construction
  • Durable rubber outsole

crocs Men's Santa Cruz 2 Luxe M Slip-On Loafer, Charcoal/Light Grey, 10 D(M) US

crocs Men's Santa Cruz 2 Luxe M Slip-On Loafer, Charcoal/Light Grey, 10 D(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • DESIGN: This shoe is constructed with lightweight canvas uppers that are more refined than our Original Santa Cruz Loafer. Inside the shoe we have created our softest footbed yet with a memory foam pillow on top of a Croslite foam base
  • BENEFITS: This slip on style loafer is designed with an easy on and off design. It is blissfully supportive offering sink in softness, with the resilient bounce back of Croslite material
  • WHAT SIZE SHOULD I BUY? These shoes offer a relaxed fit with a D width (wide). If you are shopping for a 1/2 size, we suggest ordering up to the next largest whole size
  • WHERE DO I WEAR THESE? The more refined look makes them even more democratic! They are versatile enough for all your day and night activities as well as any office environment. Additionally, their built in Crocs comfort make them an excellent travel shoe
  • WHO CAN WEAR THESE? These are perfect for laid back guys of any age

TOMS Men's Classic Canvas Slip-On, Black/Black - 11.5 D(M) US

TOMS Men's Classic Canvas Slip-On, Black/Black - 11.5 D(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Brand New
  • 100% Authentic
  • Original Packaging

adidas Men's Daily 2.0 Sneaker, Grey/Black/White, 11.5 M US

adidas Men's Daily 2.0 Sneaker, Grey/Black/White, 11.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Regular fit
  • Lace closure
  • Washed canvas upper
  • Textile lining, Rubber cupsole with vulcanised look

adidas Men's Grand Court Sneaker, Core Black/White/White, 11.5

adidas Men's Grand Court Sneaker, Core Black/White/White, 11.5
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Regular fit
  • Cloudfoam Comfort sockliner
  • Soft feel

Lugz Men's Flip Sneaker, Black, 11 D US

Lugz Men's Flip Sneaker, Black, 11 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Padded insole
  • Rubber outsole
  • Breathable lining
  • Vulcanized construction
  • Canvas upper

Slashing the Canvas

The artist's goal in the process of painting is to allow the artwork to grow. The attempt to perfect each part of the artwork often ends with the artwork's death.

In many art schools, even in this day and age, there is a horrific custom that is practiced by some art instructors. I was visiting some friends at their summer cottage some years ago and one of their guests was an art professor. He proudly told this story about one of his students. The student had been working on his canvas for quite some time and was having a great deal of difficulty with it. As I recall the story, the student was not receptive the suggestions and comments of this art professor and the student was having a terrible time letting go of some elements of his painting. So, this art professor walked up to the student's canvas, took out a knife and slashed it!!!! Every time that I think of this story my heart just stops and I stop breathing. Better to put the knife in my heart!

While I do think this practice is extremely abusive and I want to know by whose authority this is a good and acceptable method of teaching, I also understand the concept of the exercise. I remember hearing such stories when I was in college from my roommates who were art majors. They explained to me, the fearful beginner, that you can never become so involved emotionally with your painting that you can no longer see it nor be able to make changes. We should always paint as if the painting might be slashed at any moment - always remaining just a little bit removed from the painting process, always ready to start over if the need arises. As my beloved teacher Helen Van Wyk used to say, "If you can't change, don't paint!!"

I learned this lesson at one of my first attempts at landscape painting. I wanted to paint outside and I wanted to paint like Monet. I had the painting skills of a web footed monster but that wasn't going to stop me!! My neighbor had a garden with a great variety of plants, shrubs and terraces. What heaven to paint there - and he let me come to paint whenever I liked! So I set up my equipment and was painting second of three paintings. My painting portrayed a house way in the background with a stepping stone walkway leading up to a thick, low brick wall which had a mailbox built into it. I spent hours on the perspective and was quite happy with how things were progressing. At one point I was painting in the brick wall and mailbox. Oh my!!! It was perfect!!! I had never painted anything perfect before!!! I couldn't stop staring this wall and mailbox that I had painted. I loved the brush work, the colors and all the shapes. I fell in love!

But then, in a shining moment of awareness, I saw that I had put the wall and the mailbox in the wrong place in the landscape. My heart stopped and I stopped breathing. How could I ever paint this again? How could I ever make these same colors and get this same effect again? For 20 minutes I was gripped with anxiety. I was paralyzed by my fear and apprehension. I couldn't paint. And then I heard the wee voice in my head - "Just move it!!!! You did it perfect once, you can do it perfect again!!!" So I did! And it did come out perfect again except for the fact that I didn't move it far enough and now I had to make it perfect 3 times in a row!! But I did it. The painting didn't blow up and I didn't dissolve into a pile of poo. Once I let go I was easily able to re-paint my wall and mailbox. I also learned that I would not wait 20 minutes to move something again. I would just do it and spare myself the pain. That moment of holding on almost lost me that painting which I did sell down the road. It was my slashing the canvas moment. I was somehow able to disconnect from my emotional attachment and make a decision that was best for the painting.

Paint is a very forgiving medium. I love to paint because the paint forgives me. I can mess up to my heart's content and then return to the painting with fresh paint, a fresh eye and apply corrections to any part that needs fixing. Nothing is every certain until my painting is signed. My day in the garden was one of the most important lessons that I could have ever learned. I don't know if I could have emotionally survived one of my teachers slashing my canvas. I didn't have the experience at that time or the emotional stability to handle such an attack. I am so grateful that I never had to go through that but every time I paint I think about how I would feel if the painting at my easel was destroyed before my eyes. If my answer is "my life is over I'm going to hell" then I am holding on to tight. If my answer is "I feel bad but I have another canvas in the other room" then I know I am good shape! Happy painting and remember to let go.

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