Details about 387
Originally made famous in black-and-white form, the spectator shoe is a staple of classic men’s footwear. This Goodyear-welted spectator shoe in white and dark blue is a fresh and modern take on the original. First worn by cricket players, this bicoloured lace-up shoe became the footwear of choice on the international jazz and blues scene in the early 20th century.
A modern take on a legendary shoe
In essence, the spectator shoe is a white shoe with a dark toe cap and counter. The dark blue leather portions on No. 387 contrast stylishly against the shoe’s lustrous white leather, stylishly accentuated by opulent Lyra perforation along the shaft edge pieces.
In the beginning, the white portions of spectator shoes were made from simple canvas instead of leather. The black leather pieces added to these original models protected the delicate white cloth from soiling—this darker material was applied to the parts of the shoe most vulnerable to dirt. Today, most spectator shoes are made entirely of smooth leather.
No. 387 is the perfect choice for unique occasions. This Goodyear-welted spectator shoe in white and dark blue is one of the only kinds of men’s shoes that can be combined with a white suit. In more casual contexts, it also works will with jeans.
This type of shoe is defined by its special shaft cut, which consists of several pieces combined with a wing cap and counter. The edges of the shaft pieces are embellished with intricate Lyra perforation. This versatile shoe falls somewhere between sporty chic and subdued elegance.
The standard British last form. Subtly and elegantly narrows at the front of the shoe, without sharply rising from the ground. The average width at the ball of the foot provides a great fit for average feet.
This shoe’s upper boasts premium, medium-soft and fully-dyed calfskin. The technical term for this kind of leather is "French calf". This type of leather is known for its flexibility, fine texture, and soft grain.
The spectator shoe is synonymous with extravagance. This model surprises with a white and dark blue upper. Intricate Lyra perforation adds to its unconventional and nostalgic look, evocative of the 1920’s and 30’s.