In a sneaker-saturated market, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. Brands are constantly churning out new collections with a 'more is more' mentality, overlooking quality of craftsmanship for mass-produced trend-focused designs.
Which makes it all the more refreshing when we stumble across a label like the Paris-based Ascot X Charlie. As one of a select number of independent Made in Italy sneaker brands, it takes pride in the savoir-faire that underpins its collections: sneakers are handcrafted at a family-owned atelier outside Florence using only the finest materials, including leathers from the renowned Mastrotto tannery and original Margom outsoles. From moulding the best-possible last to perfecting the double stitching around the outsole, not a single detail is neglected.
And that's not even to mention the elegant and timeless aesthetic that underpins every pair of Ascot X Charlie sneakers. Characterised by clean lines, minimalist silhouettes and the absence of any loud patterns or obnoxious branding, these are shoes that you can wear with just about anything, guaranteeing that you'll reach for them time and again.
Keen to get your hands on a pair? Before you click 'Add to cart', follow our Ascot X Charlie sizing guide to find your perfect fit.
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