Horween's famous Chromexcel leather paired to our handcrafted vintage sneaker shape is simply an ideal match. This newer color makes it a must own option.
These Gustin high tops are crafted from Horween's Chromexcel leather. Coveted not only for its unique pull-up effect but also for the way it improves and evolves with time like few others, this leather is like owning a great pair of raw selvedge denim. It's this new color that truly sets these shoes apart. We call it brown olive. A chocolate brown base gets a subtle olive cast to it. The result is a fresh and rich color that we haven't seen before. The pull-up helps to bring out contrast that's unique to the way you wear them. The overall look is earthy and old school.
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 the top of the ankle gently swoops up at the back, the tight arc of the stitching on the heel counter, and 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. Binding clean finishes edges. 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.