Details about 942
Trainers number among the most popular types of shoes worldwide. However, for a long time they were restricted to athletic and leisure activities. Our sophisticated Goodyear-welted men’s trainer in blue goes above and beyond its casual predecessors, thanks to its meticulous construction, premium materials and stylish, elegant design.
Sophisticated Oxford men’s trainer in blue
No. 942’s shaft consists of the finest French calf that has been fully dyed blue. Together with high-reaching closed lacing threaded through six eyelet pairs, this smooth, gleaming calfskin makes this casual leisure shoe truly stylish and elegant. The trainer’s lining and insole are also made of leather, thereby ensuring a high degree of breathability and flexibility. Thanks to its Goodyear-welted construction, this blue men’s trainer is also easy to repair when necessary. No. 942 is perfectly well equipped to lead a long and happy life.
Crème-coloured shoe laces stylishly contrast against the trainer’s dark shaft. They also match the colour of the comfortable EVA synthetic sole. This sole not only provides a comfortable shock-absorbing effect with every step, but also makes for an extraordinarily lightweight wearing experience.
Although it is classically constructed, No. 942 should be primarily reserved for informal occasions. This sophisticated, Goodyear-welted trainer in blue is the perfect choice to pair with jeans and a sports jacket on casual Fridays — particularly if you work in the creative industries. That being said, when it comes to observing dress codes, the setting and occasion have the final say.
‘Trainer’ is a catchall term that refers to athletic shoes. These types of shoes were first produced in America, in 1860. Known for their flexible rubber soles, these comfortable shoes were originally created for track and field events, the requirements of which continue to influence trainer design. Trainers have been popular since the 1960s, and are worn on an everyday basis. Today they are available in all kinds of forms and colours—the trainers in our collection, for instance, are special, premium models.
The athletic last is slightly wider than that used for classic men’s shoes. It is relatively wide at the ball of the foot and features a lightly rounded toe. A gently sloping instep and wide heel ensure perfect comfort. This last’s relatively straight arch at the heel and high top make it most suitable for average to wide 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.