Yes, we’re aware that many of you will have barely slipped into your sandals, but unfortunately, we can’t stop the world turning nor can we dictate the weather. Although London has been under a cloud for a good month or so, it is now officially approaching the beginning of a new season, which means two things. First of all; you might as well stop complaining about the current UK climate. And secondly; it’s high-time to turn your thoughts to footwear of a more reliable, fail-safe variety – such as boots and hard-wearing sneakers. We don’t need to tell you about how useful, combative or comfortable a pair of boots or sneakers can be, but what we can talk you through all the latest releases from Diemme, and give you the lowdown on a few of our favourite pairs of Diemme boots and sneakers to land on OPUMO this week too.
If the whole statement sneaker look is still a little bit bold for you, here’s the winter shoe you need. Diemme’s Veneto Alto Sneakers are surprisingly versatile – as they represent a lightweight alternative to a traditional leather high-top and an easy styling option when paired with tailored trousers - thanks to their soft deerskin uppers that are used on the reverse side for a velvet-like touch and appearance. What makes the Veneto Alto particularly special for autumn/winter though, is the Australian shearling lining that adds a little touch of comfort, warmth and insulation that is not often found in any like-minded modern sneaker.
Diemme leads the way when it comes to premium sneakers for people who don’t see themselves as bona fide, full-on, stand-in-the-rain-and-spend-all-your-spare-change sneakerhead market – and that’s what makes them so special. The brand’s dedication to heritage and craft – calling upon their own extensive experience when it comes to sneaker and mountain boot design, and high-quality material choices mean that every pair of Diemme sneakers is specifically crafted with practicality in mind. None of the gimmicks associated with the new wave of sneaker brands – just comfortable, understated Italian-made sneakers, boots and slip-on shoes. Their latest creation, the Brenta, is a sports-inspired panelled sneaker that sits on a vulcanised rubber sole and features a luxurious leather lining and subtle branded heel tab. The understated, sports details of the sneaker are made all the more visible courtesy of the Brenta’s unique textured body that range from the rough black Mohawk uppers to the light grey felt.
The Dependable Winter Sneaker – The Veneto Low
Dependable winter sneakers should be versatile and stylish – a rare combination, we admit – but the Veneto Low from Diemme has both. Crafted in Italy from a range of brushed nubuck leathers and the all-new felt finishes for 2017, the Veneto Low has been specially designed for comfort courtesy of its vulcanised rubber sole that is engineered to provide better support than your average sneaker. The delicate silver ribbed eyelets enclose the sneakers’ light grey laces, while the textured felt uppers enhance the aesthetic with a soft-touch finish. But what makes the Diemme Veneto Low the perfect sneaker to wear this winter is its simplicity; which looks particularly strong when paired with a simple turn-up slim denim jean and a heavyweight sweat.
Diemme’s most popular silhouette – the Marostica – is a clean, minimal and durable interpretation of a classic sneaker and it evolves season-on-season through the inclusion of new, inventive details and colourways. For this season, the traditional hiking details in the form of the hardware lace construction remain the focal point of the sneaker, while the gusseted double tongue adds a unique point of contrast to the stripped-back silhouette. Most impressively of all, every Marostica sits atop of a white rubber Serena sole – which is exclusively produced by a family-run rubber company in Marche, Italy, and have been since 1952 – so quality, comfort and support is assured in every step.
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