The Venezia is our “gum shoe” line -- soled with a flexible but sturdy “gum” material that provides incredible traction and grip. The white welt is hand-stitched, securing the leather upper to the gum sole with style.
Inside, we’ve upgraded the insole to add cushion and comfort. And, like all of our laced footwear, we include a bonus pair of laces so you can completely change the look of the shoe by quickly and easily swapping out a different color.
Equally at home on a skateboard and in the office, these can be worn with jeans, shorts, or slacks. I love wearing the blue ones with gray slacks, a blue belt, and a shirt that matches the laces, but the possibilities are nearly endless.
About the Shoe
The blue and tan shoes are made of 100% genuine “nubuck” leather, a smooth leather with just a hint of nap. More subtle than suede, but more interesting than a glossy leather. If it were paper, I’d call it a “matte” finish. The brown is a “Distressed Arizona” leather that has minor distressing to add texture and interest.
Note: Unlike nearly all of our other shoes, the inside is fabric, NOT leather. While still very comfortable, this shoe won’t benefit from the same natural breathing and stretching of a 100% leather shoe.
About the Fit
This shoe runs normal but short, making it a good choice for wide feet by going up a size. By tightening the laces it can accommodate normal to narrow feet as well. If you are normally a half-size and your feet are “normal” try going up a size.US/EU Size Conversion Chart