Interview: Del Toro Shoes CEO, Andrew Roberts

Loafers, slippers and sneakers that pair traditional Italian craftsmanship with a contemporary edge and even a bit of humor

Handmade in Naples and Milan, Del Toro shoes invoke the skills of artisans and their time-tested techniques. The cult luxury brand, which has changed hands several times since it was founded in 2005, is now under the care of CEO Andrew Roberts. Though outspoken in his reverence for the shoemakers in Italy and the undeniable value they contribute to the footwear, Roberts envisions a future for the …

Grey Suede Desert Trek NBD

Born from a collaboration between heritage shoemaker Clarks and Japanese streetwear brand Neighborhood, this stylish take on the Desert Trek silhouette features a contrasting “shark tooth” print and a co-branded heel patch. A Vibram outsole contributes ruggedness to the boot, but the suede exterior steers it toward a more sophisticated look.

Premium Handmade Features Define Feit’s Metal Unlined Hiker

Limited to an edition of 40, the all-purpose boot excels beyond average footwear

Consider how most shoes are made: they’re conceptualized by a team of designers, pushed through a handful of approval processes, and then assembled offsite—by machines or an entire factory of workers. CH favorite Feit, on the other hand, works through every single boot, brogue, and sneaker one at a time, entrusting one craftsman with the entire collection. In their new Drop 2: FW19 collection (which …