Perhaps that is why Ford is delving into the sneaker market, albeit the luxury sector of the casualwear offering.
While Ford may like to think his clients are wearing 6 inch heels from dawn to dusk, the reality is many customers have a versatile shoe wardrobe.
Ford's new sneaker collection will offer Italian made shows in leather and velvet, and each shoe is made in workshops run by artisan cobblers who spend a week stitching, polishing and then “resting” the leather for 10 days where the shape of the shoe is created. They’re then hand-polished over three days.
Retail prices are expected to go up to 590 pounds for high tops in leather and 420 pounds for low top velvet trainers.
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