12 posts tagged Shoes
Ain’t that’s the truth
Black Ribbon by Sonia Marin
Photo by Charlotte York
Taking a Break!
WHAT MAKETH THE MAN - KITON
Before arriving at the shoemaker’s bench, Kiton ages the leather for two years underground, in a mixture of oak wood, chestnut wood and mimosa blossoms. This mixture dries the oil and closes the pores of the leather, rendering it lighter, more flexible and more highly insulating. When Kiton first began to produce shoes, it revived the ancient Neapolitan tradition of inserting a layer of bits of cork between the inner and the outer sole. Dying is the final and most fascinating stage of manufacturing shoes. Done exclusively by hand, with the shoe still on the form, it is the final touch that completes the art that is the hand-crafted Napoli-made Kiton shoe. A pair of these classic, sensible lace-ups and loafers will set you back about $3,000.
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Venice, Photo Credit: http://www.pbase.com/biancacelot/image/121110636
This morning, I came across this beautiful sandal from from Balenciaga, which I’ve immediately associated with CALIGAE. Even though the design of a caligae resembles a sandal, due to it’s openness, the word caligae, is the Latin word means boot (caliga-singular), worn by the Roman soldiers in the military in order to reduce blistering. A marching boot to be exact, which provided plenty of air to the foot.
It is after this famous boot Caesar received his nickname, which stuck to him for life and which some believe he disliked. Caligula (little’s soldier boot) worn the sandals in his youth and during his adulthood, but by that time he’d have them adorn with precious jewels!
January 24, marks the death of a Roman Emperor Gaius Caesar Germanicus
Balenciaga Black Fourreau Flat Open Toe Ankle Boots (1,395.00)