The stressful task of trying to decide on a decent pair of summer shoes usually starts at the end of summer so it is with great care and perfect timing that the good people at Veras have released their latest batch of creations into the world. The superior Spanish shoemakers and brainchild of Welsh sole-boy Neil Morris, have produced an uplifting collection for S/S13 that underlines their quality and celebrates their success. For a few years now Veras have kept turning-over a winning hand whether launching new ranges or freshening up key designs and the S/S13 shoes are cut from the same cloth.
To those of a certain cultural vintage Veras summer shoes give-off a whiff of the fabled cord shoe and this, as you know, is a very good thing indeed. The suede Seville has the advantage of being produced in the finest fabric for shoe-making and ticks most of the boxes on the perfect summer shoe spreadsheet.(Obviously nothing ticks them all yet).
Veras take a well-toned, post-casual approach to shoemaking, offering another successful example of British style engaging with and adapting European design. Their popular mesh espadrilles are already well on their way to being a style classic and the suede Seville looks like being another serious contender. From the sands of Playa de Puerto Rey to the shores of Port Talbot, a pair of Veras will carry a gentleman along a righteous path.
Veras S/S13 collection will be available at, Quarter Store (Hong Kong), CHCM (New York) Royal Cheese (Paris), Number Six (London) and Oi Polloi in Manchester. As usual numbers are (righteously) limited so if you’re planning on owning a pair (like you should be) you’d be best to do it sharpish or else move to Japan.
Words: Michael Richardson / @realsuedeshoes