TOD'S Gommino gets a summer makeover for 2014. In patent leather with bright stripes in either red and white, blue and white or turquoise and white, the new model is soft, lightweight, elegant and fun. It features a gold chain detail, and, in addition, the internal sole displays a distinctive message that links each colour treatment to a favourite Mediterranean resort. Thus, the blue and white style is the ‘Limited Edition Porto Cervo’, the red and white style is the ‘Limited Edition St. Tropez’ and the turquoise and white style is the ‘Limited Edition Capri’.
The Tod’s moccasin, better known as the Gommino, was created to combine classic Italian style with the comfort of a modern shoe. Designed to be worn on any occasion formal or informal, this casual-chic moccasin takes inspiration from the driving shoes of the Fifties. Its trademark is a sole covered with over 100 rubber pebbles, which give it a distinctive look.
It takes over 100 steps to build a Gommino, and, depending on the design, each shoe can require the use of up to 35 pieces of leather. Each piece needs to be individually treated and checked by hand before being assembled to create the final shoe. The process of hand-working requires the skill of artisans, and the finished product embodies the values of quality and style associated with Made in Italy. Over the years, the Gommino has been regularly updated and a multitude of versions has been created, distinguished by different materials, colours and details. The Limited Edition SS2014 model is the latest of these, and with its chic, warm-weather Riviera spirit it is bound to be a favourite with Tod’s fans the world over.