For a modern footwear company, making an impact on an industry dominated by the household names is an endeavour that probably feels like a huge task. That’s doesn’t seem to be the case with Gourmet, who have slowly worked their way into the spotlight. For AW14, the brand utilises new footwear technologies and relevant styling.
Here we take a look at the Lite 35 and Libero models, which both come in the same colour options. The two designs are built on Gourmet’s ‘Ultra Leggero’ technology which has a foundation of lightweight compression moulded EVA foam. That basically means you’re in for a very comfortable journey in either of these designs. The moulded footbed takes cues from progressive and modern footwear design and works really well against the heavily panelled upper mould, which also takes inspiration from classic designs but maintains its own character. The Libero model carries on the same theme, along with a mix of fabrics and materials including suede and mesh. This one evokes more nostalgia for past footwear and key sportswear companies.
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