Saturday, 26 April 2014

Drive Safe and in Style with Prada Driving Shoes Collection

No matter whom you are ― a drift racing driver; a Formula One driver; a safe driver or someone who prefers the passenger seat rather than the driver’s seat ― every man should have a pair of comfortable driving shoes in his footwear collection.

Quintessentially stylish, driving shoes’ function is not only limited to driving as it name may suggests. 

In fact, they can be sinfully comfortable to walk in and have longer lifespan too. 

While it can be said that fashionistas are literally inundated by the abundance of choices available in the market when it comes to choosing the best driving shoes, those with arcane eyes on details will be absolutely smitten by the arrival of Prada driving shoes collection.

Debuting this spring, the Prada driving shoes are crafted with painstaking attention, given to every single detail. 

Furthermore, as a brand that is laden in profound leather-crafting heritage and savoir-faire, dating back to 1913, the shoes are carefully hand-stitched using the most intricate yet artisanal shoemaking techniques. 
 
The detailed process begins with prototype and pattern design. Once the pattern is conceived, the pre-cut shape is applied onto the leather and cut by hands.  

The rubber soles are assembled together with the leather soles, cut on hoc before the seams of the inner support that comprised of cotton ribbons and lining are sewn using the sewing machine. 
 
When all parts are ready to be stitched, the last is then positioned upwards and mounted.

Following suit, the artisan will nail along the marks and remove extra leather along it. 

The vamps of the shoes are then positioned followed by double-stitching by hand and the final round of hole-making and hand-stitching.

The tubular construction and the stitching on the last guarantees well-made, comfortable shoes that fits around the foot as natural as possible. 

A total of more than 100 stitches are sewn individually by hand and a single expert shoemaker is able to carry out the 200 steps of the process, hence assuring a lasting and excellent product with unparalleled quality.

Apart from materials that are synonymous with Prada’s heritage such as the Saffiano leather and the calf suede, Prada driving shoes are also crafted in a coterie of exotic materials such as fine ostrich and crocodile skins, adding a touch of genuine sophistication and exclusivity to the shoes. 

What’s more, fans will be thrilled and absolutely spoiled by the plethora of exciting colours, perfect to celebrate the advent of the new chapter of summer in months ahead.

With prices ranging between RM2, 500.00 to RM10, 860.00, depending on the type of material used, Prada driving shoes will add more than pizzazz to your spring/summer collection. 

Think of the driving shoes as great ― or better still, iconic ― fashion statement and investment that not only purvey comfort and style, but also heritage and consummate class, transcending seasons and generations.

Prada driving shoes collection is available now at Prada Pavilion.

*Photos courtesy of Prada

Prada - Lot 3.24.00, Level 3, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Ground Floor, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.  

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