Watson&Parker is the first footwear range to combine British style with a hipster vibe. One model, in several different variations, different fabric, leather and colours: this is not just another reinterpretation of the sneaker, rather it is an out-of-the-ordinary shoe, with two fundamental characteristics which set it apart from all the others. First of all, it is de-structured footwear.
The interior of the shoes is devoid of rigid components, it is completely unlined, made solely of natural materials (leather, cotton, wool, etc.) and boasts a super lightweight sole: All these characteristics contribute to making it the lightest footwear on the market. Furthermore, it is the result of an artisanal working process, carried out in Italy. The unusual stitching method follows the ancient tradition known as San Crispino, Used by craftsmen and symbolic of the concept of ‘Made in Italy’. The uppers and sole are hand-stitched together with very sturdy thread: too thick for a machine.Watson&Parker have revived the fine art of Italian footwear and present it in with a contemporary flavour.
Every shoe is a perfect example of skilled craftsmanship, with different positioning possibilities and prices, a classic product produced in series. This footwear is a journey which started over a century ago in a hitherto unexplored land, with distinct elements: taste, refinement and attention to construction. They carry a precious cargo, mastery and experience: it is plain to see in the painstaking attention to detail, the lining, the uppers and the pursuit of raw materials, the scrupulously hand-crafted techniques, the quality and three-dimensional texture of the fabric and leather utilised in the process.
A unique product in terms of both taste and craftsmanship: a step towards a new form of elegance, in pursuit of the far-reaching vision of great explorers combined with the aesthetic comfort of today’s footwear.