David Driving Shoe | Navy | Black Outsole | Made in Italy | Sizes 40, 41, 44, 46
Crafted Society’s Driving Shoe is immaculately hand-crafted by the company Bluestar in the Marche region of central Italy, they are panelled with the finest calfskin leather and have the distinctive pebble outsole for excellent grip.
100% Made in Italy.
- Navy Nubuck calf leather upper with navy rubber outsole
- Dust bag included
- Co-branded with name of Bluestar
- Available in men's sizes
- Fits large so take a size down from your normal Mario low size
Real Leather – Nubuck 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
- Durable Italian made rubber pebbled 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 use a damp cloth to carefully remove dirt. 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
With a special type of shoe comes a special cordwainer named Bluestar to our artisan portfolio. Based in the Marche and lead by master shoemaker David and his wife Anna, Bluestar is a family run business making exquisite shoes for the past decades and specialised in handcrafting moccasins/driving shoes. Their son and daughter, Luca and Laura are the next family generation to lead Bluestar into the future.