Saturday, June 26, 2010

Buttero: Shoes with gills and other types of sneaker skin

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Leather goods don't have to have rivets to to be rivetting. Though this first pair of sneakers from Buttero's Spring 2011 preview at Pitti Immagine Uomo seems more like sandals, at first glance they take my breath away.

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The twisted slits are meant to look like gills, but since another material (leather) is used, the shoe looks industrial (no matter again that the collection is named “Naturally Collection”). And though I would have lengthened the slits and made more of them (to really make the sneaker more like a sandal), I don't think I can easily forget these. (The design has swum deep into my consciousness.)

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Though this second pair only has small teeth, they still bite into my excitement. Though maybe not for long. Would you rather have the candy-colored sprinkles on the soles as bigger splotches?

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This one is good as a mobile bulletin board, but of course, you know what I'm thinking: use the other holes for more laces!

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Rhino skin? Elephantine? I like the staining.

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This color may be better than ubiquitous blue.

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Woven leather, but maybe not the design of the shoe.

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Here are some details shots of pieces from Buttero's current collections, both men's and women's.

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Handmade is heartfelt.

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Some interesting ads that have gone on print.

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Yes, hands really do it.

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And boggly eyes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Disturbing ads. Like something from the SAW movies and hostel. :o -Paeng