#FirstClassFriday: Buscemi sneakers

#FirstClassFriday: Buscemi sneakers

The Birkin of shoes

Text: Pakkee Tan

Put more than a spring in your step with these unabashedly luxe sneakers that are in a class of its own

If you think that sneaker brand Buscemi's sneakers remind you of bags from a certain French luxury maison with orange boxes, you're probably on the right track. Started by sneaker kingpins Jon Buscemi and Rob Heppler, the label's iconoclastic designs triggered a wave of luxury sneaker copies, each seeking to replace this street style staple (but never did). The proof is in the pudding: Top notch leather lovingly carved and assembled by the finest shoe craftsmen, 18-carat gold hardware that gives just the right amount of flash, and an instantly recognisable design that sets you apart from ordinary pedestrians. What's not to love? Strutting down the street at fashion week has never felt more luxurious. #Fabuluxe (Yes, it's a thing.)

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