A world of sneakers more qualitative, elegant and equipped with technical refinements, normally reserved for a fine men’s dress shoe, but translated into the minimalist sportive. Unfortunately for women like me there was only the one option: the same shoes in smaller sizes. If you’d ask me, it was just men’s shoes on women’s feet and they didn’t seem to be doing the same thing.
Since I always looked for the new in the old, I stumbled over some models of vintage canvas tennis shoes from the sixties that really amazed me. They were sneakers alright, but by their sleek and pointed shape they carried all elements of an elegant and feminine shoe. No unnecessary decoration or detail was needed to make clear that this shoe belonged to women’s feet. The idea developed to translate this vintage shoe through modern technic and quality standards into the shape of today and to finally create the sneaker that I myself want to wear.
The shoe and clothing industry is overfilled, mostly short-lived and often unreflecting, one trend chasing the next. However, what wants to be timeless must be of high-quality. I soon realised that I wanted to have the development and production of this shoe in trusted hands. In a country that stands for the highest quality standards and the superiority of artisan skills. Hand in hand with specialists in mold making, technical shoe- and last making and local rubber chemistry, we reinvented this shoe from the bottom up new. Handmade in Germany.
The result is SPITZ.
The sneaker that truly combines comfort and elegance.