NORTH SAILS FOOTWEAR DESIGN
The design of the new North Sails Footwear collection is inspired by the ocean and the sailing world. The reference concepts are the SAILS, intended as texture; the WINCH, fundamental tool for a racing boat; the ROPES without which we would not sail; the HORIZON, essential element at sea and the RECYCLING of plastics which unfortunately invade our oceans today.
The collection is structured along two lines, Winch and Horizon, each of them featuring distinctive traits and three common elements: • laces are inspired in their shape and texture by the nautical ropes, they are tubular and with a distinctive knot at their end • shoe tongue has an insert made with real North Sails used sails • outsole bottom design recalls the sea bottom and carries the logo with lettering.
Version W – WINCH LINE Characterized by the eyestay special shape, the element enhancing the part of the upper on which the laces eyelets are mounted. With sailing inspiration, it reproduces the stylized outline of the winch and embeds the ‘bollo’ of the logo. It comes in two running styles RW-01 and 02 as well a tennis style TW-01.
Version H – HORIZON LINE Characterized by the particular position of the ribbon applied on the upper, inspired by the line of the horizon. Together with the logo, it recalls the image of the sun reflected at sunset on the sea. The eyestay is lower and ends at the third eyelet. It comes in a single running style RH-01.
The shoes are sporting but refined, and the soul of the brand is evident in the choice of materials, colours and customization.