This season we have mostly been banging on about the truly satisfying pairing of suede & crepe soles. Terrible attempts at shoe horn'ing Fast Show references aside, fans of the genre will be pleased to hear we've welcomed fellow casual footwear appreciators Oswen to our virtual & physicals shelves.
Based out in Koln Germany, which according to the guys over there, is an incredible city, rich with history, architecture and tradition where good beer, bakeries, eating on terraces, meeting at the kiosk and cycling is embraced within it’s DNA. Sounds like our sort of place indeed. Oswen have set their stall out create responsible footwear that's crafted and sourced Locally from their base in central Koln.
Scroll down as we take a look through some of the highlights from the brands inaugural drop at HANON which you shop in full via the button below too!
It's no secret that everybody loves lounging about at home, so it should come as no surprise the mule is hear to stay. A good solid home shoe/House shoe/Slipper/Mule (delete according to your preference) has since become an essential part of the footwear rotation. Oswen enter the fray with their own interpretation of the perfect home shoe. Keeping things quite traditional and European in it's design, The Rhine boasts natural crepe soles, cork footbeds -sourced from Portugal - while the uppers seek to push sustainability to the furore opting to use animal free & long life naturally degradable materials. offered here in sandcastle hues or espresso respectively.
The Ewaldi boot named after the Strasse upon which Oswen calls home, is the brands rugged all action shoe that sits at the center of the brands all ready well catered line-up. A mid height boot boasting a stitchdown construction with Oswen's characteristic butt seam detail, hand stitched whip stitch and chunky crepe outsole with added cork wedge in the heel for additional cushioning and comfort. Plus a set of removable cork foot beds to boot.
Breaking down the Ewaldi it's constituent parts it looks a bit like this...
As a natural product, leather is 100% biodegradable.
Premium, Responsible, Traceable
Leather from our Gold Rated supply chain.
As a natural product, cork is 100% biodegradable.
Thermal, acoustic and anti-vibration insulation. Cork has a low conductivity of heat, sound and vibration.
Natural Cork Footbed so you get to feel all the benefits of cork against your foot.
Natural and sustainable. Ecological, recyclable, resistant to abrasion, very elastic, flexible and waterproof.
Natural Crepe outsole with added cork wedge for additional cushioning and comfort.
Natural, 100% organic cotton laces with biodegradable phthalate-fee lace ends.