DAS SNEAKER - Origin Red
This variant is currently sold out
JUST 4 pairs left; sizes 46 & 47
This is a true limited edition, in that it is not only our will that prevents it from becoming a mainstay in our range, but the actuality that (a) the leather involved no longer exists anywhere on this planet except in these sneakers, or in its cousin Chris da Brogue, and (b) it will never exist again in the future, as our tannery friends in the Netherlands have manufactured it for very the last time.
Not to be too funerial about it, however, because this is a sneaker brimming with life, nay even life-giving. We imagine the tanner might have visited an Anish Kapoor exhibition before settling on such a rich, succulent, biological, "interior" red. No one does red better than Kapoor and this is the closest yet we've felt to our favourite artist.
And yes, this is exactly the same leather as features in Chris da Brogue, but a Lady in Red branding whimsy doesn't deserve to stretch to a second product.
What can we say about this most limited of limited edition sneakers?
The leather is calfskin, the same calfskin as used on the inside of our shoes - so effectively this is a shoe with lining leather on the inside and the out, making it very very soft and comfortable. It's a scarcely processed leather, meaning the natural variance in tone and texture remains visible in the leather (so don't be put off by small blemishes and dimples... they really are a virtue, as a more perfect-looking leather is only so because it has been plasticised and homogenised).
And the sole is a traditional sneaker sole, a balance of EVA for bounce and dense rubber for durability, embossed with our tribute to Carl Sagan's Golden Records, and the VOYAGER and PIONEER space missions.