The Original Car Shoe: Italian Lightness for Men
A passion for fast cars and handmade shoes fired the starting gun for the luxury shoe label Car Shoe: Craftsman Gianni Mostile designed the first driving shoe in 1963. It was patented and later achieved cult status. With a completely new design, flexible sole and rubber nubs that give the shoes the necessary grip, they are ideal for working the accelerator (and also brake) pedal, which can cause the heels of classic men's shoes to wear down unattractively. The new model was well-received by passionate drivers but also quickly found favour among famous names such as John F. Kennedy and Roberto Rossellini. Lightweight moccasins, which are so comfortable on the feet it's as if they aren't there, were the perfect complement to the jet set lifestyle of the time. They exude a sense of fashion and lightness, masterful craftsmanship and the finer things in life.
Since 2001, the iconic shoe label has been picking up on the success of the early days as Car Shoe by Prada and is also responsible for opening Car Shoe flagship stores all over the world - first in Milan and Capri and since then in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Car Shoe keeps on surprising us with innovative ideas in new colours and leather materials such as grained leather or suede. The product range is enhanced by a more casual line consisting of contemporary boots, lace-up shoes, classic sneakers and boots for ladies and men. The selection also includes kids' collections and occasionally also unusual models in a metallic look or camouflage print. Exclusive collaborations, for example with car manufacturers Lamborghini or Alfa Romeo, have also marked special occasions. But one thing has never changed: The soft leather for the luxury shoes comes from the best tanneries in Europe and the patented moccasins are still sewn by hand with 160 stitches. The sole and side parts are made from one piece so the finished model flexibly hugs the foot. The 'The Original Car Shoe' logo from 1963 represents the unique quality of Italian shoemaking.
We have put together an exclusive selection of the most popular Car Shoe models for our BRAUN Hamburg Online Shop that includes classic loafers as well as urban low-top sneakers. Our range features the most popular colours, such as black, navy, white and brown, that go with a variety of styles. The shoes obviously look best with a racy cabrio, but they are also an unmistakably stylish companion for strolling and shopping: Worn without socks, of course, with a shirt or polo shirt and lightweight chinos that show off the ankles, the cult loafers exude the unique, carefree Italian lifestyle.