Initially designed with a practical purpose, sneakers are now the focus of style and creativity. As part of the trainer resurgence, certain brands continue to push the boundaries of concept and design to produce new and innovative pairs season after season.
Which is precisely the recipe of success for Dutch footwear brand Filling Pieces and their latest collection of SS16 sneakers. Bridging the gap between high-end and high-street, Filling Pieces are revered for their contemporary collection of versatile, minimal sneakers. Naturally their latest drop follows suit – spearheaded by the brand’s new ‘Ghost’ unit sole.
The Filling Pieces collection is led by two new Low Top silhouettes – ideal to be worn with turn-up trousers as we creep into warmer climes. There is a strong focus on one-colour styling and precise details, which combine to create a clean and adaptable sneaker. Luxury Italian leather uppers and linings are the materials of choice across the pair of monochrome colourways, while every sneaker is complete with the brand new ‘Ghost’ unit sole to provide a unique hybrid finish.
Learn more about the new Filling Pieces Ghost Sneakers below:
The Black Low Top Ghost Sneaker could be the most potent design that Filling Pieces have dropped to date. There’s an artistic element to every pair of Filling Pieces and these exclusive all-black editions represent everything that is adored about the Dutch brand; innovative design, subtle details and original colouring. The iconic Low Top silhouette has been updated with an exclusive matte waxed finish, adopting a distressed textured upper for a unique, worn appeal. The Low Top sneakers sit atop of the brand’s new vulcanized 'Ghost' sole which adds a streetwear-inspired finish to the silhouette.
Same silhouette; completely different style. Working to the same Low Top sneaker, the White iteration reflects the clean, minimal edge of the Filling Pieces brand in comparison to the rugged character of the waxed black nubuck. The signature all-white sneaker is complemented with a tonal tanned white lining and an edge shaped finish on the heel for a distinctly sleek silhouette. The brand new ‘Ghost’ unit sole provides a refreshing finish to add a subtle touch of personality to the clean, minimal aesthetic.
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