We’ve been more or less in love with footwear brand Oliver Cabell since it launched in 2018. Bridging the gap between two worlds, the label combines old-school techniques with new-school technology to craft some resoundingly awesome silhouettes. And nowhere is that more evident than with its best-selling sneaker, the Low 1. Now, the brand is doubling down on the quality by moving all production to Italy. Or to put it another way: a great thing is now that much greater.
Oliver Cabell Low 1
Construction: Hand stitched and lasted in Marche, Italy
Upper: 3oz full-grain calfskin leather from Marche, Italy
Outsole: Margom Italian outsoles — renowned for their durable, lightweight rubber
Footbed: Italian calf-skin over removable moulded insole
Lining: Italian calfskin leather
Counters: 3oz full-grain calfskin leather from Marche, Italy
Laces: Italian cotton
Price: from AU$243.06
The Low 1’s are impeccably clean right out of the box, achieving a minimalist perfection before you’ve even tried them on. We’ve slipped our foot into many a pair over the years and there’s nothing like discovering the premium Italian calfskin footbed for the first time.
On the outside, the sneakers are no less extraordinary. Hand-stitched and lasted in Marche, Italy, they feature only the best calfskin leather uppers and cotton laces. And even the outsoles come from Italy by way of Margom, a company known for its lightweight, durable rubber. Add it all up and you’ve got yourself a minimalist masterpiece, ready for rocking under any occasion. From casual outings to special engagements, meet-ups and everything in between. You’ll have peace of mind in style and comfort thanks to the shoes 100% Italian components.
Low in more than just the name, these premium Common Projects alternatives come in at under US$200. Between the handsome aesthetic and on the table construction quality, you’d be hard-pressed to quality like this for the price anywhere else. On the off-chance that you’ve been thinking about snagging a pair of your own, there’s never been a better time. And with over 20 colours to choose from the only thing you have to worry about is breaking necks.