Leather sneakers aren't anything new. There are more than a handful of brands that come to mind when discussing leather sneakers: Common Projects, Number 288, ETQ, FEIT, Epaulet... But nowadays, there is a surge in luxury dress shoe brands entering the sneaker market, too (see John Lobb and Church's for most recent examples). Oliver Sweeney is another formalwear brand that's hopped on the bandwagon, continuing its sneaker range from previous seasons.
Fall/Winter 2015 will see three new premium trainers from Oliver Sweeney, inspired by fine photography and vintage cameras. Their unique hand-brushed leather uppers immediately grab attention, some of them even resembling the surface of wood. The trainers are crafted in the same Italian factory as Sweeney's formal dress shoes, ensuring quality craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. The chukka, low- and high-tops are as refined as they get, constructed with discreet stitches and clean white rubber soles. Padded collars add a level of comfort both physically and visually.
Watch out for these trainers to release in the fall. Shop Oliver Sweeney's current offering here.