HANON x Padmore & Barnes: Autumn Drop 1

We close out Summer and kick off Autumn ‘22 with a double helping of collaborative Padmore & Barnes M387 Willow Sports which are available to buy now.

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Established in 1934 and founded in Kilkenny, Ireland, Padmore & Barnes has a rich history in the art of fine shoemaking and are legendary as makers crepe soled footwear. Evoking an authenticity and gold standard which can only be achieved in the spirit of traditional shoemaking, Padmore’s footwear to this day is still imagined in Ireland, manufactured in Europe, and handcrafted by local artisans.

Shoot Location Information:
This project was shot on location at Aberdeen Art Gallery; a grand neo-classical structure designed by renowned Scottish architect Alexander Marshall Mackenzie - whom was instrumental alongside his predecessor Archibald Simpson in shaping the look of the Granite City. Most recently, the newly renovated masterpiece was the recipient of the RIAS Award with judges citing the work as "bringing a piece of Scottish heritage into the 21st century with humility, skill and sensitivity." 

M387 Willow Sport

As a limited edition of 72 pairs, the M387 Willow Sport has a moccasin-style construction and is produced on Padmore’s Original nature form last. This special HANON interpretation is hand-stitched and constructed using a tech VIBRAM Morflex sole unit and the finest Italian velour suedes. 

The first HANON M387 Willow Sport colourway features a pair of lush brown suedes across the upper, whilst the second features a combination of rust orange and deep red suedes. Both pairs are treated to a brown leather collar and come complete with a lush leather lining, a screened gold foil HANON Flame logo at the heel, and a bespoke leather insole with our logo lock-up applied via gold foil detailing, all of which give the shoe a premium feel.

The traditional crepe sole unit has been substituted for VIBRAM Morflex which is an expanded EVA based rubber compound engineered to be comfortable, extremely lightweight, and durable.

 M387 Willow Sport
SKU: S00280
Colour: Rust
Price: £130.00.
M387 Willow Sport
SKU: S00281
Colour: Brown
Price: £130.00.


Gallery 17
Exhibition: Abstract Art

“Abstract art can be bizarre and baffling, it can also be funny, frivolous and fascinating. Sometimes it can be challenging, stimulating and exciting.

Abstract art is a kind of visual thinking with colour, shape and form. It is based on the inner experience of the artist rather than the appearance of outer reality.

Following the invention of photography some artists questioned the need for copying the world around them when photographs could do the job so well. They moved away from representational art and towards exploring spiritual and emotional ideas and looking at patterns and shapes.

‘The object of art is to give life a shape’. William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The nature of abstract art is evocative rather than descriptive. It can stimulate our senses and inner feelings without storytelling.”

Gallery 9
Exhibition: Balmoral Phenomenon

“Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were so enchanted by Scotland that they decided to find a holiday home in Aberdeenshire.

Surrounded by loch, mountains and moors, Balmoral Castle say on the banks of the River Dee and offered private refuge far from the public eye. This is where the Royal couple could indulge their passion for Highland life from tartan and bagpipes to picnics and porridge.

Their love of the area was deeply embedded in the Victorian longing to recreate a Highland romance is Scotland as portrayed in Sir Walter Scott’s novels. Balmoral played a key part in establishing a social phenomenon that shaped our view of Scottish culture and identity, both real and invented.

This display explores the Royal love affair with Balmoral and the Scottish Highlands. Victorian notions of Scottish identity have since been challenged through the work of contemporary artists.”

Release Details:

Each pair is then presented in Padmore’s signature shoe box with gold foil branding on the lid, branded tissue paper, and two lace sets.

Both colourways of the HANON x Padmore & Barnes M387 Willow Sport will be available online from 09:00BST on Thursday 29th September. 

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