You asked for it, we made it. Our Black Slip On rocks a jet black leather upper and a cream Margom sole. We kept the simple silhouette and elastic side tabs of the classic slip-on, but dialed in all of the details. Slip on sneakers have become the go to shoe around the Gustin office because they are just so easy to wear.
Getting a standout black slip on is all about selecting the perfect material. In this case, quality, color, weight and texture turn a standard shoe into something much more special. We use vegetable tanned leather from one of the finest tanneries in Italy. The grain is tight giving the shoe a super soft and smooth feel. The color is jet black and a touch of shine livens it up. The leather weight is intended to give the shoe structure, while also accommodating a full calfskin, tan lining. The lining is super comfortable so these shoes can be wrond without socks. Tonal black stitching and a cream Margom sole yields a super stealthy sneaker.
The Gustin slip on is timeless. Take one look at the shape and you know it captures everything perfectly — from the low profile toe box, arc of the heel, to the elasticated gussets. These shoes have a way of charming you. They’re just so easy to live with in every way. Easy to put on, easy to take off. The minimalist styling and flowing lines never go out of style. Don’t be surprised if you start reaching for these slip ons first when you open the closet door.
Our sneakers are constructed by hand in the Tuscany region of Italy by a group of craftsmen who have been making shoes since 1901. They have perfected their craft to the point where the industry's biggest and best names, including Lanvin, use them for production. All leather is die cut one hide at a time. Single needle stitching is used to construct the uppers. Custom lasting creates the unique Gustin shape. An Italian-made Margom rubber sole is cemented internally and reinforced with 360° stitching to the upper. A calfskin-lined removable footbed is stamped with the Gustin logo. Elasticated gussets provide a snug and comfortable fit. These are time honored techniques taken to the highest level.
Sneakers made in Italy to our quality level, that finally get the styling right and that use only the highest quality materials carry incredibly high price points. The Gustin model allows us to offer you a radically better value.
Gustin sneakers follow European sizing and run slightly larger than some US sizes. If you typically wear a US 9 in dress shoes or boots, we recommend ordering a US 9 in these as well. If you usually wear a half-size, we would recommend you order down to the nearest whole size. If you have tried on other Margom soled sneakers, you should order the same size.