Everyone has their favourites and although some of us identify with classics from Buttero or Common Projects, there is always a hunger for new sneakers. But it’s not all about minimal, clean lined leather styles as the rise of contemporary sneakers means there is a whole other sneaker dimension to explore. Thankfully, there’s a perfect new pair of sneakers for everyone this season with the top picks in the OPUMO Summer Sale.
Diemme know a thing or two about contemporary and reliable design – evidenced by the fact that their creations are born from founders Denis and Maico Signor’s years of experience at Chanel, Bottega Veneta and Gucci. The experience in producing the finest Italian-made footwear has culminated in the production of the Loria – Diemme’s take on the perfect mid-top sneaker. The Loria is perhaps the most innovative design from Diemme, in reference to the fact it is the sneaker that is least influenced by their ‘mountain-hiking- boot' hybrids. In fact, the untreated off-white leather uppers and contrasting white Serena rubber sole make for an understated, statement sneaker that can be worn across a range of dark denim.
Creative Dutch brand ETQ Amsterdam is one label that is spearheading the new era of clean, refined sneakers. Take this pair of White Virtus Low Top 3’s for instance; made from the finest Italian grain Napa leather and exclusive Virtus outsoles. Incredibly clean, minimal and versatile, the sneakers’ all-white design is representative of ETQ’s precise styling and unique craftsmanship – making them an essential pillar in any collection. With a completely tonal design, the sneakers can be worn for any occasion, but for a casual cohort we suggest a pair of slim Edwin Jeans and plain tee from Sunspel.
Textured patterns are bigger than ever this summer. So big, in fact, that the weave-resurgence has extended into footwear – and most noticeably, into the latest collection from Buttero. Expertly made in Italy, the signature sneakers are hand-woven in dark brown suede uppers that have been delicately detailed with a gradient pattern texture. The intricate woven design illustrates Buttero’s movements into more comfortable, breathable styles for summer – sitting nicely alongside the brand’s iconic designs like the Tanino and Carrera Runner. Courtesy of the detailed uppers, it is best to tone down the sneakers in a clean, one-toned outfit – so look to a pair of slim chinos and a light shirt, much like the outfit highlighted in Edit #42 – The Summer Sale Edit.
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