Gianni Barbato's woven sneakers

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I know they look strikingly similar to the Spring 2010 woven shoes and sandals of Dries Van Noten, but as sneakers, the idea takes on a different character.

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At first strange, the combination of luxury wear woven leather and casual rubber soles may actually make sense for those who have a taste for the finer things but are always on the go or on the road. Or simply refuse to wear less comfortable shoes.

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Thanks to Imelda for sharing the preview of Gianni Barbato's upcoming collection