For the Autumn – Winter 2022 season, Berluti is expanding its shoe collection with a new statement sneaker.
Inspired by high-top basketball sneakers of the 80’s and early 90’s and paying homage to the Berluti’s first-ever sneaker Playtime, the new collection displays a distinctive sporty design thanks to Berluti know-how and flair.
Made from Venezia leather, the upper’s assembled cut-outs are the result of an impressive artisanal work composed of 80 leather pieces. The best example is the refined folded leather technique used on the toe and the back of the shoe. Trademark details include sporty features such as padded Venezia leather tongue, perforations, an anatomic insole, and a mesh lining for comfort.
A thick and comfortable rubber outsole features a leather insert on the heel with a pop of colour matching the laces. Playoff comes in two different uppers, an eye-catching high top and a more timeless low top option embellished by the Berluti Scritto signature.
Four different renditions are available, with two specific patina treatments. Classic shades such as iconic Nero Grigio and Honey – a brand new seasonal colour – offer an understatedly chic option. On the splashier side is Neon patina, an innovative technique which requires more than 3 hours of work, in which upper edges are highlighted in a contrasting tone by hand, using a pencil. Chosen hues are Steel Blue & Red and Purple & Blue.
All Playoff styles include an extra pair of white laces and come in a special canvas pouch matching their heel tab colour.
They are now available worldwide both in Berluti stores and Berluti’s e-shop.