Di Paolo 1461 3 Eye Oxford Shoes
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The original 1461 shoe is undeniably iconic. But there's a duality to it-even in its earliest days, when the 1461 was marketed as ''A stout shoe made from all the same materials as the 1460, which can be worn for working or sporting occasions.'' Utilitarian-or a symbol of self-expression, political protest and rebellion. Above ground to underground. Which is why its dual nature is perfect for the museum collection. The Di Paolo is a limited-edition shoe. It's emblazoned with The Annunciation, a painting probably by Giannicola Di Paolo-which features the archangel Gabriel handing a lily, the symbol of purity, to the Virgin Mary. Religion, meet counterculture. Selections from Di Paolo's designs are digitally printed onto Backhand leather with a dark green background. There's no binding on the collars. It's got a simple yellow welt stitch, which ensures the main focus in on the artwork. The Di Paolo has the iconic AirWair Bouncing Soles, that's oil-and-fat resistant with good abrasion and slip resistance-and has been since 1960. Finally, this shoe is Goodyear-welted, meaning the upper and sole are sewn together in our heat-sealed z-welt stitch for enhanced comfort. Material: Leather.