Pack away your sneaker cleaner because you won’t be needing it for the latest sneaker trend.
When you finally slip into a new pair of sneakers that you’ve had your eye on for a while you don’t want anyone to step anywhere near them.
After a few wears, giving them that worn in look, you love them even more.
Then there is the perception that having neat and tidy shoes tends to correlate with the person being anxious and industrious.
The more scuffed-up shoe look portrays a more relaxed image.
Now you don’t have to wait a few months for your sneakers to get that worn in look.
Pre-distressed (or scuffed) sneakers are officially one of the latest fashion trends to come out of Europe, and have made recent high-fashion appearances on the runway and with fashion influencers across the globe.
The scuffed look originated in Italy a decade ago, and has since been a firm fashion favourite among many international personalities.
Scuffed shoes also embody the Japanese concept of kintsukuroi, the understanding of an object being all the more beautiful for having suffered damage, and for the history told in every scuff and scrape.
The look consists of dirty and scuffed soles, as well as dirty shoelaces.
Predicted to be a fashion trend for 2018, Italian sneaker brand 2Star, which is now available in South Africa, has launched a collection of scuffed sneakers for their SS2018 collection.
These sneakers really do look like they’ve been worn for months.
They went as far as making the laces look like they’ve never been washed.
If you came across them on the shelves you would assume that they had been displayed by mistake.
That’s how real the scuffed look is.
2Star is dedicated to fashion addicts and caters for those who choose to embrace every opportunity and focus their attention on freedom of expression.
Italian-based shoe company, Mofra Shoes SRL, was founded in 1991 by brothers, Pasquale and Guiseppe Morgese.
Their vision was to create sneakers with creativity, research, style and a constant view of the future.
Mofra Shoes is now renowned for producing high quality footwear.
2Star sneakers was created under Mofra Shoes and is defined as an iconic brand for an entire generation, creating sneakers for both men and women with a modern metropolitan rock ‘* ’ roll style with a vintage mood.
2Star sneakers are available from the Bearded Monkey online store.