Any regular visitor to OPUMO will know that we're big fans of minimalist sneakers. So it should come as no surprise that we're currently seriously lusting after JAK's Royal Hi sneakers – a pared-back style of high tops that epitomise the best of understated design. Available in six classic colourways, these shoes are as versatile as they come: They'll work just as well with your favourite jeans and sweatshirt as with tailored trousers and a blazer (once elegant events are back on the cards).
The style is an updated take on the brand's original and bestselling sneaker – the refined Royal. The high-top silhouette lends an element of warmth, perfect for keeping your feet and ankles warm and protected on your winter strolls.
In typical JAK fashion, the Royal Hi sneakers have been stripped of any extraneous aesthetic detailing, shifting the emphasis instead to their masterful construction. Handcrafted in Portugal, luxurious full grain calf leather forms their upper, while super soft calf leather is used for the lining. The leather is designed to age beautifully over time, moulding to your foot and building character.
With its clean silhouette and understated design, the Royal Hi offers the perfect balance between smart and casual and makes for one of the most wearable shoe styles out there. The only question is – which colour will you choose?
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