Tod’s 2014 Spring/Summer Envelope Boat Shoes by Nendo
The tradition of Italian footwear manufacturing has been reinterpreted for the 21st century thanks
The tradition of Italian footwear manufacturing has been reinterpreted for the 21st century thanks to a new collaboration between Tod’s and award-winning Japanese design studio Nendo, and its lead designer/architect, Oki Sato. Dubbed the “Envelope Boat Shoe,” the collaborative endeavor is a new take on Tod’s renowned deck shoe and takes its name from the way in which it wraps around the wearer’s foot. Pairing a soft leather vamp with suede quarter panels and a matching backstay, the release couples the specially-designed upper with a classic rubber sole and breathable mesh interior. Capping off the look is a distinctive fastening detail with a duo of matte silver studs. Entirely handmade in Italy and the perfect balance between the casual and elegant, the Nendo-designed Envelope Boat Shoe will soon be available in shades of blue, grey, brown, black and putty at Tod’s stockists across the globe.