After dropping its “Surprise!” T-shirt capsule with Vancouver-based retailer /017, DOUBLET has returned with its latest footwear release — a hybrid two-in-one pair of sneakers that houses a pair of derby dress shoes.
On the outside, the shoes see clean black leather uppers, complete with double-stitched tonal panels. The sneaker boasts three pairs of silver-toned eyelets, with tonal laces that lock in the derby shoes inside. To offset the leather construction, ripstop materials appear along the pull tab and backstay, while the toe cap has been reinforced with an extra panel. Furthermore, the sneakers pack a thick rubber Vibram midsole for added cushioning. Upon unlacing the sneaker, the derby shoes can be removed from its sneaker-host to be worn as dress shoes. It comes with a sleek black minimal design with an upper that has a lizard-like texture and an almond-shaped toe. The shoes allow one to seamlessly transition from casual to formal, or vice versa, shifting between conventional and modern comfort.
The hybrid DOUBLET Black Sneakers Layered Dress Derbys are currently available at SSENSE.COM for $1,175 USD.