Mario Low Refined Sneaker - White Nubuck / Gum Rubber Outsole
Crafted Society’s 'Mario-low' sneakers are inspired by classic tennis shoes from the '70s & ‘80s. Immaculately hand-crafted by IFG in the Marche region of central Italy, they are panelled with the finest calfskin nubuck leather from the famous Italian certified tannery Malaigia.
100% Made in Italy.
- White calf leather nubuck upper with gum rubber outsole
- Dust bag included
- Co-branded with name of IFG
- Available in full sizes
Nubuck Leather – Calf Leather
Our Nubuck is top-grain calfleather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain (out)side, to give a slight nap of short protein fibres, producing a velvet-like surface. It is resistant to wear, and may be white or coloured. Ours is stamped to provide an extra lush finish. Nubuck is similar to suede, but is created from the outer side of a hide, giving it more strength and thickness and a fine grain. It is generally more expensive than suede, and must be coloured or dyed to cover up the sanding and stamping process. Nubuck characteristics are similar to aniline leather. It is soft to the touch, scratches easily, and water drops darken it temporarily (it dries to its original colour). Our Nubuck comes from the certified Italian Tannery Malaigia in the Marche region.
- Natural 'crosta' calfskin leather lining - extra soft
- Removable calfskin lined foam insole
- Nickel-free scissor branding
- Waxed cotton laces
- Durable Italian made rubber "Margom" outsole
Seek advise from an expert before attempting anything yourself.
Protect your shoe against water and dirt with a protective silicon free guard. Repeat this regularly to avoid having to clean your shoes. If you do have to clean them, don’t wait to long and use a special cleaning bar or brush to gently remove dust and dirt as well as brushing up and restoring the natural nap of the Nubuck. Cleaning is an irreversible process and therefore, thorough consideration should be made before any such attempt.
Avoid contact with water, heat, perfume and cleaning agent.
Meet the Maker
For our sneakers we partnered with the family owned company; IFG Srl from Corridonia in the Marche region of Italy. The IFG artisans are lead by Mario, a cordwainer (shoemaker) with more than 40 years of shoe making expertise, and his son Giacomo.
Mario and Giacomo expertly craft footwear for some of the leading luxury houses on the planet. They work tirelessly for their community and share our common goal to keep the crafts alive by continuing to practice their craft while incorporating a social and ethical approach towards their workforce.