Our good mate Ryan from Ashton’s formidable Shed shop/community has just given us the nod on some interesting springy/summery footwear he’s just got in. David Keyte’s outstanding Universal Works label has teamed up with Barcelona based footwear brand Maians to bring us a ‘toe cap shoe’ and their sunny take on a desert boot. Each environmentally friendly, sole-waxed cotton pair is hand-made using regional materials and is inspired by the local Barca community of fishermen, travellers, artists and local merchants. Though it might still be a bit chilly over here it won’t be long before we can nip over to Barcelona to break-in a pair of these ace looking shoes as we to and fro across Las Ramblas on a Cava fuelled tapas crawl. Olé!
Available from Shed: http://www.theshedcommunity.com/universal-works