The White-Black Low Top pays tribute to the clean leather court shoes of the 1970's. We've retained the iconic style but upgraded all of the materials. High quality Italian leather, a cream colored Margom sole and precision construction come together to create the perfect unassuming sneaker. This is the sneaker you always want in your rotation.
These Gustin low tops are made out of Nappa leather from one of the finest tanneries in Tuscany, Italy. We use only the highest graded Nappa available, which means these shoes will start beautifully and hold up even better. The pores on the leather are partially closed in a heat pressing process, giving the skin slightly more breathability. The grain is tight contributing to the shoes soft and smooth feel. The upper is crisp white with a black heal tab. The leather weight is slightly heavier than on our other low tops to give the shoe a bit more structure and heft. A cream Margom sole provides the perfect complementary color to enhance the vintage appeal. The natural calfskin lining peeks out of the inside of the shoe and offers a plush feel around your ankles.
Take one look at the design and shape of our low top and you know it captures everything perfectly. Our sneaker is devoid of extraneous adornment with the exception of the blue leather patch that adds a subtle pop. The extremely low profile toe box and the ultra clean tonal stitch lines offer up a sleek look . Beauty comes from the perfect curve of the eye row, the slightly built up collar, and the matching white cotton laces. If there's one pair of shoes that will pair with almost any article of clothing, this is it.
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 run true to size. If you typically wear a US 9 or EU 42 in dress shoes or Converse Chuck Taylors, or measure 9 on a Brannock device, we recommend ordering a US 9 in these as well. We only make full sizes as well, and we recommend you order down to the nearest whole size - if you’re a US 9.5 in dress shoes or on a Brannock, please order a US 9.