Crafted from stunning Italian suede, these high tops are a perfect combination of the finest materials and premium Italian artistry. The beautiful chestnut shade of these sneakers will make them one of the most versatile styles in your wardrobe.
These Gustin low tops are made of a unique suede from the one of the finest tanneries in Italy. To produce suede of this quality, the skin is impregnated with oils. The net affect is a multitude of color variations that you just do not see in most suedes. It's dyed a beautiful chestnut brown, but the slightest change of light lets you see different and new depths of shade. Suede gives the shoe a luxurious feel while the weight is substantial enough to give them sturdiness. The natural texture of the suede gives the surface of the shoe more interest, you just want to touch them. Tonal stitching and laces contribute to the clean and sleek look. The natural leather lining and cream Margom sole provide the perfect complementary contrast.
The Gustin high top pays homage to the now classic sneakers we grew up wearing. Take one look at the shape of our high 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 is in the small details such as the way top of the ankle gently swoops up at the back, the tight arc of the stitching on the heel counter, the perfect diameter of the eyelets. 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.