For Fall/Winter 2022, Berluti introduces Playoff, its new ultra-comfortable sneaker in supple Venezia leather
By The Time Place Magazine
Sneakers have overtaken handbags as the go-to status symbol, especially among the urbanites. The Playoff has all it takes to hold the title of the statement sneaker made by Berluti, the French brand renowned for its deep mastery of footwear. The brand itself has consistently produced beautiful shoes for gentlemen since its founding in 1895, bringing together audacity, fantasy and classicism.
Bold and iconic, this new shoe collection displays a distinctive sporty design, inspired by high top basketball sneakers of the 80s and early 90s. It also pays homage to the brand’s first-ever sneaker Playtime.
Designed for every day or special occasions, Playoff comes in an eye-catching high-top, as well as a more timeless low-top option. Its masculine feel is reflected through the Berluti Scritto signature. The Playoff is available in four different renditions, with two specific patina treatments. Classic shades such as iconic Nero Grigio and Honey – a brand new seasonal colour – offer an understatedly chic option. On the splashier side is Neon patina, an innovative technique which requires more than three hours of work, in which the upper edges are highlighted in a contrasting tone by hand, using a pencil. Chosen hues are Steel Blue & Red and Purple & Blue.
Made from Venezia leather, the upper’s assembled cutouts are the result of an impressive artisanal work composed of 80 leather pieces. Best example is the refined folded leather technique used on the toe and the back of the shoe.
The Playoff is also recognisable by its thick and ultra-comfortable rubber outsole that features a leather inserted on the heel with a pop of colour matching the laces. All Playoff styles include an extra pair of white laces and come in a special canvas pouch matching their heel tab colour.
This iconic sneaker is available worldwide both in Berluti stores and Berluti’s e-shop.
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