Even for those things that define their nation, Scots unabashedly borrow from other cultures -- scotch casks come from Kentucky bourbon distilleries, and William Wallace came from Australia. Put Scotland & friends on your feet, with Shofolk. Blending athletic style with loafer construction and materials, Sho's are designed in Scotland, but hand-stitched in Portugal from Brazilian leather (Scotland's hand-stitching tradition being limited to kilts, and intestinal pies). Low-top action includes lace-less "Louise Slippers" (leather/suede exterior, rubber soles, leather lining) and the slightly sportier, brown/grey contrast-leather "Alaric", a Germanic name meaning "Everyone's Ruler" (clean them with the Final Solution? Oh no.) Sho' also purveys boat-shoe-ish sneaker mid-tops in blue/cream/coffee leather, plus leather-soled mid-top moccasins, for that casually dressy "Midtown Sacajawea" look. Come winter, Sho' also has you in sheepskin-lined, lace-up leather boots, known to be a favored look of Kanye West -- a man whose most personal artistic statements unabashedly borrow from...Carlton.