Highsnobiety x Superga 2750

by Henrik Buzzi

Highsnobiety continues its run of curated collaborations, this time enlisting Superga to re-work the low-top Superga 2750 sneaker, just in time for Spring. Drawing from the Italian footwear label’s extensive design archives, as well as the two brands’ shared love of subtle yet distinctive design, the collaboration highlights one of Superga’s most timeless silhouettes.

“Deep Blue” and “Peach Bud” colorways feature a full hairy suede upper, while the “Truffle” and “Lion” color schemes are updated with a mixture of hairy suede for the upper with heavy-duty canvas used on the tongue and toe. While the monotone upper is kept clean and free of branding, an understated hit of embroidery is visible on the shoe’s heel, reading “Class of our Own.” Superga’s signature eyestay tab is inverted, featuring Highsnobiety and Superga logos on the underside. Finally, a contrasting tab punctuates the shoe’s tongue, with another hidden Highsnobiety crown logo found on the reverse.

The construction is elevated via a vulcanized rubber sole with texturized foxing tape, as well as a crepe rubber outsole, and leather footbed, once again with subtle “Superga per Highsnobiety” branding. Superga’s license plate badge also appears on the heel, while a smooth leather panel is stitched inside the shoe’s cuff for added comfort. A co-branded dust bag accompanies each pair of sneakers. Superga’s definitive silhouette, the 2750 dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when the Superga factory began to produce shoes with vulcanized rubber soles. Superga’s heritage designs trace back to Turin, Italy, where the 2750’s popularity earned it the nickname of the “people’s shoe of Italy.” The collection drops March 22 at selected retailers worldwide.