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Los Angeles-based BRANDBLACK has built its name on offering forward-thinking design with the functionality that’s inherent to modern-day sportswear. While the brand has excelled at creating cutting edge footwear that remains relevant across all corners of the sneaker scene, it’s the brand’s latest release—the Gambetto—that’s sure to solidify its sterling reputation for 2017.

BRANDBLACK knows how to design a shoe worth getting hyped over, and the Gambetto is no exception. Even though it’s billed as a lightweight training shoe, its aesthetic qualities, combined with the performance details, make this shoe an all-around stunner. The Gambetto’s sock fit construction and fused, thermo-plastic support are the baseline for the silhouette’s fit and on-foot feel. It’s the external heel counter and exposed, knit ankle support that take the structural details and merge them with BRANDBLACK’s eye for contemporary design.

The Gambetto is definitely a shoe that’s sure to feel on-point, but it also has the sartorial signatures that make BRANDBLACK’s shoes some of the most interesting in the game today. If the outstanding detailing wasn’t enough, fashion-focused sneakerheads should note the accent suede side panels, cementing the Gambetto in both the worlds of performance and designer footwear—something BRANDBLACK followers will recognize as a signature of the label.

With the Gambetto entering as one of BRANDBLACK’s bright new silhouettes for 2017, look out for the shoe when it drops exclusively at Bloomingdale’s on January 28.

  • Source: BRANDBLACK
Words by Gregory Babcock
Sponsored Content Editor, US