I have been following the Spanish fashion blogger Gala Gonzalez for a while now, and am always stunned by her striking looks and inventive style. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered she has teamed up with Italian shoe brand Superga to create a collection that evokes summer whilst remaining comfortable, casual and chic.
In the last five years Superga plimsols have become famous and familiar thanks to celebrity ambassadors like Alexa Chung, but the brand has actually been around for well over 100 years.
Under the care and attention of Walter Martiny in 1911, the Superga factory began to produce shoes with vulcanized rubber soles. It was here, in Turin, Italy, the Classic Superga 2750 heritage style was born.
After closing during the war, the Superga factory reopened with a mission to bring high quality footwear to the people of Italy. The 2750 became established as the people’s shoe of Italy, and Superga increased its product line with technical sport shoes, rubber rain boots and a growing range of colours and styles.
The 2750 shoe has been an icon since the very beginning and has inspired flatforms and mid tops, been transformed for all weathers, and has collaborated with top names to bring you fresh new designs. Taking you from the city to the beach, from the office to the bar, or from the high street to the park, the easy, comfortable Superga shoe has no boundaries.
This Superga capsule collection with Gala includes three models born from natural materials such as hand embroidery raffia, a traditional Spanish tradition, with a wide selection of warm colours, reminiscent of the Galician landscapes, birthplace of the young blogger. Beautifully made, and ideal for any occasion I predict they will be a hit.
These special edition shoes are currently only available on the European site, priced between 79 and 99 euros. Buy here.