John Lobb Partners with Aston Martin to Launch Lightweight Driver’s Shoe

By Paul Joseph

British luxury brands John Lobb and Aston Martin have teamed up to create what is billed as the ultimate lightweight driver’s shoe.

Co-designed by Aston Martin’s Director of Design Marek Reichman and John Lobb’s Creative Director Andrés Hernández, the Winner Sport shoe is billed as being aerodynamic and with finely-tuned detailing, in keeping with Aston Martin automobiles.

The shoe is made from full-grain calfskin and lined with supple sheepskin. Soft padding has been added at the ankle for comfort, and metallic eyeles, punched with a wheel of fine holes, are another nod to Aston Martin cars.

Unlike the more formal, welted John Lobb shoes, Winner Sport is created with a specially-engineered bonded rubber sole that wraps beneath the shoe, giving a sleek line and a sporting feel.

Available in a range of colour combinations, Winter Sport is being previewed at the opening of the new Aston Martin W-One store in London’s Park Lane this month, before being made available at selected John Lobb and Aston Martin stores worldwide from May.

By Paul Joseph