The Nautical Envolope of Tod’s Created in Collaboration with The Architect and Designer Oki Sato

The Nautical Envolope of Tod’s Created in Collaboration with The Architect and Designer Oki Sato

Tod’s are too familiar their famous gommini moccasins, which I have already spoken on many occasions. As well, to Diego della Valle, the pattern of Tod’s, no matter you innovate and feel genuine admiration and respect by the famous Architect and designer Oki Sato, has relied on Sato and his team to create a new face to the summer shoe.

The result is an original nautical, created with a mixture of materials such as suede and leather that has been called Envelope, What translated means so much on how to wrap. The truth is that the name comes to or painted, since the shoe seems to wrap the foot of who fits it.

The nautical Envolope is characterized by a distinctive closing on the shoelace detail with two silver clasps, and it is available in a wide palette of colours (blue, gray, Brown, black, and tile). Its technical characteristics are those of a boat, while its elegant and comfortable design transforms it into part essential for daily use.

Anti-oxidants rings, non-slip side, soft sole and water resistant skin. Skins undergo a rigorous selection process in the best tanneries around the world and labor is completely handmade and Italian, in all its phases.

Diego della Valle he commissioned this project to Sato immediately after the Salone del Mobile in 2013. The only briefing that gave him was to design a shoe that he wanted to be put, either too casual or too formal; light, soft, comfortable, functional, with a fun and elegant touch.

For Oki Sato, Italian design equals authentic crafts, and for him this was the most important notice in accepting this challenge.

“It’s a male shoe, designed for the iconic Italian brand Tod’s Italian footwear and handbags. We have chosen the combination of two materials: to the top of the shoe, the instep, a soft skin and suede for back, both materials are attached with a cord that reminds to the an envelope closure”.
“A rubber sole which is traditionally used in shoes of this type reflects the design of the lineage of Tod’s, carefully hidden, almost invisible seam, emphasizes the softness of the piece, while a breathable mesh provides a sensation of comfort and interior lightness. As an envelope contains important card and it has been sent away to bring happiness to the people, we hope that our shoe will support the foot, which travels to distant places, bringing happiness beyond where it goes”.

How note will that Diego della Valle has bon flair, the French say. Nendo has received numerous awards and recognitions; Newsweek named Oki an of the “100 Japanese people with greater recognition”in the world in 2006. More recently, Oki won the title of “Designer of the year” awarded by the publications Wallpaper and Elle Decor.

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Weekly obsession: Tod's Envelope boat shoes

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Weekly obsession: Tod’s Envelope boat shoes

Weekly obsession: Tod's Envelope boat shoes

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#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

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Weekly obsession: Tod’s Envelope boat shoes

Weekly obsession: Tod's Envelope boat shoes

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#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

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Weekly obsession: Tod’s Envelope boat shoes

Weekly obsession: Tod's Envelope boat shoes

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#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

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Weekly obsession: Tod’s Envelope boat shoes

Weekly obsession: Tod's Envelope boat shoes

Source: www.lifestyleasia.com

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

Source: www.annadellorusso.com

Weekly obsession: Tod’s Envelope boat shoes

Weekly obsession: Tod's Envelope boat shoes

Source: www.lifestyleasia.com

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

Source: www.annadellorusso.com

Weekly obsession: Tod’s Envelope boat shoes

Weekly obsession: Tod's Envelope boat shoes

Source: www.lifestyleasia.com

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

Source: www.annadellorusso.com

Weekly obsession: Tod’s Envelope boat shoes

Weekly obsession: Tod's Envelope boat shoes

Source: www.lifestyleasia.com

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

Source: www.annadellorusso.com

Weekly obsession: Tod’s Envelope boat shoes

Weekly obsession: Tod's Envelope boat shoes

Source: www.lifestyleasia.com

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

Source: www.annadellorusso.com

Weekly obsession: Tod’s Envelope boat shoes

Weekly obsession: Tod's Envelope boat shoes

Source: www.lifestyleasia.com

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

#MDW14: Tod’s & STUDIO NENDO

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