Salvatore Ferragamo presents Hybrid, a new line of men’s shoes that eclipses the established boundaries of masculine footwear. Combining the most appealing attributes of multiple genres, Hybrid is the footwear choice for a 21st Century man who himself defies definition. The apparent paradox of a shoe that features both progressive elegance and profound comfort empowers its wearer.
Paul Andrew, Creative Director of Salvatore Ferragamo, said: "With Hybrid there is no need to sacrifice either the versatility and flexibility of sneakers or the formality and heritage of bench-made tradition men's shoes. That;s because our inaugural Hybrid styles combine the best of both shoe families to create a new upgrade on both."
The inaugural Hybrid proposals are divided into two distinctive brotherhoods of style. The first combines traditional-leaning upper templates with rope-edged ultra-flexible synthetic rubber soles. An interplay of colour - scarlet sole against black upper, or burgundy upper against black sole - leaves room for individual expression. These are your go-to-shoe at a time when the traditional definitions of formal and informal footwear are no longer fit for purpose: they combine the best of two old worlds to make shoes fit for a new one.
The second Hybrid style brotherhood features a distinctively silhouetted group of three styles based on the substantial foundation of a moulded and modular articulated wedge heel.
Upon this sleek and sculptural base rests a choice of three upper variations - a minimally decorated black derby, a Ferragamo-strap supported slip-on, and a strap-fastened derby with a Ferragamo logo. Hybrid combines high-tech and high-craft to produce footwear of the highest order.