Valentino SS16 Footwear collection.

by Henrik Buzzi

Since 1960 the house of Valentino has been considered one of the world’s premiere luxury brands. Now under the stewardship of Maria Grazia Chiruri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, the Valentino collections continue to reference the house’s iconic history whilst successfully pushing the boundaries of menswear with a vibrant, distinctive aesthetic. Valentino dons two of the best silhouettes for summer, starting with the Rockrunner Sneaker. The shoe consists of a bold collection of premium fabrics and block colors, constructed with panels of smooth leather, suede and canvas, the Rockrunners make a true statement with every step. Studs at the heel finish this sneaker off with a unique touch, with Valentino branding to tongue. Another model is the Valentino Be Low Sneaker, dressed in a sleek leather and indigo denim, sitting high at the ankle for a sporty aesthetic, finished with branding on the tongue and the signature pyramid studs that have become a signature part of Valentino’s modern aesthetic. Available now at selected retailers such as END!