LIFESTYLE

CROMBIE SNEAKER

When BassamFellows decided to make a sneaker, they wanted a sneaker that combined exceptional comfort with elegance and simplicity. They also wanted each pair to possess the qualities of craftsmanship, design authority and irreproachable quality – the very same attributes found in their furniture and design projects. The process led them to create a shoe that has more in common wth a fine leather loafer than a traditional sneaker.

BassamFellows Crombie sneakers, produced by a world class Italian shoemaker, combine chic restraint with technical virtuosity. The sneaker’s technical genius lies in the sole construction – a unique process that is exclusive to BassamFellows. Designed for ultimate comfort, extra flexibility and maxmium breathability, the Crombie’s sole is made from 100% natural leather with no glue or other synthetic material – quite unlike most sneakers that are constructed with a molded rubber sole. The leather sole is handsewn to the reverse side of the upper and in a feat of artisanal prowess, the entire shoe is turned inside out when It is pulled off the last leaving a shoe that is virtually seamless. With absolutely nothing to interfere with comfort and breathability, the Crombie performs best when worn barefoot.

The shoe's pared back aesthetic eschews all unnecessary details and is made of super soft calf leather both inside and out. Natural rubber foxing completes the shoe and gives it the appearance of a sneaker while providing a “bumper” to reduce scuffing and wear. The Crombie was designed to be the quintessential wardrobe staple with flexibility and versatility suited to contemporary life - whether a regular day in the office, a day spent traveling, or day spent touring the countryside in a favorite motorcar.

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Men’s Crombie Sneaker in Navy features super soft calf leather both inside and out.

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Men’s Crombie Sneaker in Ivory. The shoe's pared back aesthetic eschews all unnecessary details.

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Men’s Crombie Sneaker in Black. Natural rubber foxing provides a “bumper” to reduce scuffing and wear.

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The Crombie’s shape is both elegant and simple.

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The Crombie’s sole is made from 100% natural leather with no glue or other synthetic material making it more like a fine leather loafer than a traditional sneaker.

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The Crombie was designed to be the quintessential wardrobe staple with flexibility and versatility suited to contemporary life.

Photography by Paul Barbera

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