Inspired by sneakers we grew up wearing, our canvas low tops are built from the finest materials and made by the best craftsmen in the world.
These canvas low tops are made from cotton duck canvas woven in Italy. We've been itching to take our low top in a different direction and figured what better fabric to work with than canvas. It's just classic. We love this material because it feels and looks substantial yet offers ventilation for warmer weather. The plain canvas weave gives it a slightly more rugged look, but make not mistake, these shoes are super comfortable. The shade is a classic navy that pairs well with lots of colors. Tonal stitching and the cream colored Margom sole contributed to the refined look. This is a great option if you are looking for summer time shoe that can be worn for almost any occasion.
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. Single needle stitching is used to construct the uppers. Metal eyelets along the eyerow offer up additional sturdiness. 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 leather-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.