Sneakers are my first and favorite choice of footwear for just about any occasion. Adding just the right touch of casual comfort to an outfit, they look great and feel even better. When I first set eyes on the black leather Lucente by M.Gemi, I knew they were bound to be a staple of my collection. Handmade by Tuscan artisans in old-world Italian workshops, The Lucente's exquisite craftsmanship gives the sneaker its signature clean, tailored look. The buttery smooth calfskin leather upper is hand stitched to a glossy white sole—ensuring the shoe won't be out of place with your best black tie attire. Even the smallest details, like the grey heel tab, are well designed and carefully crafted.
From the very first wear, The Lucente feels like it was made for your foot, and for good reason. Every pair of M.Gemi shoes is sourced directly from family-run workshops in Italy that have been perfecting the art of shoemaking for centuries. Not only does that mean exceptional quality, but also affordable prices. With a direct-to-consumer sales approach, M.Gemi's products aren't subject to third-party markups, so you'll find unparalleled quality for the price point. Next time you're in NYC, swing by the SoHo showroom at 120 Wooster Street where you can test out all their shoes and have them shipped directly to your door in a couple days. Or take advantage of their free shipping and free returns policy and shop right from your living room—it's the closest you'll get to Italy without actually leaving your apartment.