Alberto del Biondi designs shoes that combine fashion, design and performance.

There are shoes for stars – worn by celebs on the red carpet – and then there are shoes for archi-stars: shoes defined by high quality design. The brand encapsulating these characteristics simply had to call itself Arkistar; a brand founded on the research and creativity of Alberto del Biondi, the multi-faceted Italian designer based in Padua.

Debuting a year ago, the brand is now presenting a collection for spring/summer 2020 which continues to be defined by innovation and contemporaneity. The selection revolves around the sole made from Eva, an extra-light material with a high-tech polymer insert that gives elasticity and absorbs the shock when walking. The main model in the collection features a knitted upper in various colours and prints. A running version of the shoe is also available in three materials: the latest generation nylon micro-net, a special type of mesh with thermo-formed micro-ribbing and the latest version in real leather.

Production is based in Tuscany while distribution is entrusted to the Doro Group.