Crafted from plush nubuck leather, these chalky white low tops are a perfect combination of the finest materials and premium Italian artistry.
There are a lot of nubuck leathers out there, but we required next-level material for our low top. The search was exhaustive, but we think you will agree that this Italian nubuck is a perfect combination of texture and appearance. The outside surface is velvety smooth because it's sanded and buffed. The surface is slightly fibrous like suede, but because nubuck is created from the outer side of the hide, it has more strength and thickness. It's dyed white, but the textured surface creates some highs and lows of shade. They can look white to a light grey depending upon the lighting. Tonal stitching and laces contribute to the clean and sleek look. The natural leather lining and white Margom sole provide the perfect complementary contrast.
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.