For lovers of closed shoes in the summer
[On cover: SS2020_Dolce&Gabbana and Moreschi]
Models with uppers that are woven or feature perforated materials are ideal for people who want to continue wearing closed shoes in the summer. Lightweight, comfortable and airing the foot, moccasins (with or without tassels), lace-ups and more informal models like espadrilles and desert boots obtain a new softness when they are made from woven leathers or drilled with lots of micro or macro perforations. Typically unlined, these shoes help the foot breathe.
Weavings go back to the roots of traditional made in Italy artisanal constructions and keep the flavour of old manual techniques even when industrially produced.
The models for this spring/summer are successfully contemporary, especially when the weave is in two colours or becomes a detail on sneakers and sports shoes. Woven raffia, alongside leather, is particularly on trend for men’s shoes.