Our first Horween horsefront sneaker in any denim lover's favorite color. Classic style meets some of the finest leather around.
These Gustin high tops are crafted from Horween's horsefront leather. This leather presents a slightly different character than steerhide. It's known for enhanced abrasion resistance and for having a slighly more pronounced grain. We like the additional character in the surface you see on these versus our tradition cowhide sneakers. Of course, we look forward to the way high quality leather like this will improve each time we wear it. A deeply saturated blue color truly sets these shoes apart. Muted enough to be worn for any occasion, this color is our favorite alternative to blacks and browns. The tonal laces add a stealthy look and the cream sole nice constrast. Old school style meets the finest ingredients.
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.