The Brockton is easily one of my favorite styles offered by Bass and is my preferred buck for S/S when focusing on value - $65 bucks are straight up highway robbery for such a good looking shoe. Apparently Bass is quite fond of the Brockton as well as they are releasing the shoe in a variety of new colors. I'm not sure if this move was motivated by the success of Florsheim by Duckie Brown or the fact that we have more men's style blogs then we know what to do with aka more supposed tastemakers to impress. You may think I am blowing the importance or influence of the blogosphere out of proportion, but let's be honest, would we have seen a release like this two years ago? One year ago even? Anyhow, all of these colorways are interesting takes on a classic, but none of them really do it for me. That probably has to do with the off white sole, which I can't really get down with - a personal choice of course. Now, if Bass threw that navy suede joint on a red brick sole we would be in business no doubt and, I can't front, that natural leather welt is tasty. If you're someone who tends to gravitate towards more "fashion-y" kicks (these are undoubtedly "pop" colors), but can't afford something like Rachel Comey you might want to holler.