Today we're circling back to the root of our sneaker inspiration to revisit an icon - the canvas high top. Of course, it get's dialed way up with the best material, hand-crafted construction and dialed in shape. It's our take on the timeless canvas high top from classic to camo.
We've always had a focus on taking classic shapes and giving them the true attention to detail, fit, fabric construction that they deserve. These are the pieces that last and that we want to own and wear for years. Our sneakers followed this guiding principle as well. Although we started with leather, today we return to what is arguably the original fabrication and make is perfect. We start with our streamlined high top silhouette. This core shape was one we worked to perfect for over a year. The low profile toe, the way it curves up the ankle. When done right this it can be sleek and modern while still staying true to the past. Next, we selected heavy cotton duck canvas. A true step up in durability and toughness, you can see the nice classic canvas weave in the surface. This version gets a blue-base camo finish. Finally, a cream colored Margom sole is sewn on for true durability and style.
These are the classics you'll enjoy for years.
The Gustin low top pays homage to the now classic sneakers we grew up wearing. Take one look at the shape of our low top and you know it captures everything perfectly — from the extremely low profile toe box, to the ultra clean stitch lines, to the absence of any extraneous materials. Beauty comes from the perfect curve of the eye row, the slightly built up collar, the small heel tab. Our styling truly captures what we loved about our old sneakers, now done the right way.
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. 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.