January 19, 2016

Do we even need to tell you what’s on our lust list this month? Definitely a pair of these leather sneakers, that’s different because while sporty and functional as a pair of trainers, they come with a sleek, leather-bound silhouette.

SQ37 black 1 SQ37 black 8

You can thank Scandinavian fashion label, squarestreet, for this brilliance in minimalist design. Their SQ37 sneakers are as well-made as dress shoes, crafted with Italian vegetable tanned leather, but are as comfortable as sneakers. Instead of trapping heat, these shoes are able to deodorise and “breathe”, while there’s a proprietary 5mm rubber sheet for traction, as well as a high density one-piece wedge outsole made from expanded foam rubber. As for the dressy part, the naturally tanned leather will only age beautifully over time, so you don’t really have to fuss over creases and markings.

SQ37 blue grey 4 SQ37 natural yellow 5

The shoes come in three colour ways: black, blue/beige and yellow/natural, in sizes 36 – 44. You had better snap it up soon though – the launch is limited to 200 pairs worldwide.

squarestreet SQ37 Sneakers, US$275, available at squarestreet, G/F, 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, or online at 15squarestreet.com.