Bietigheim-Bissingen. Porsche Design presents its new shoe collection for the Spring / Summer 2010 season. A total of four designs ensure a perfect entrance, ranging from classically formal to relaxed sports styles. One thing all models have in common is functional and timeless design, enhanced with a unique TPU sole concept. The shoes are manufactured in Italy in cooperation with Müller & Meirer Lederwarenfabrik GmbH.
When it comes to a perfectly matching outfit, shoes are at the top of the list. The new Porsche Design shoe collection consists of four different basic designs to offer the right model for every occasion and fashion type: whether elegant and sleek for everyday business with the “Milano” line shoes, or something light and sporty for the evening with the “Berlin” range. The exclusive choice of materials and extraordinary attention to detail, the new shoes seamlessly fit into the purist lines of the brand. In addition, a unified heel appearance and the characteristic Porsche Design Allen screws, also used in the luggage range, ensure a high level of recognition.
The sole concept developed by Porsche Design-Studio in Zell am See (Austria) sets a new benchmark. Inspired by double-clutching when driving a car, where the left foot works independently of the right, the soles were specially designed for these demands. The Porsche Design shoes take this process into account, with the result that all models have non-slip TPU soles with two different profiles: the outside of the right sole has a row of grooves along its length to ensure a firm grip and quick change from accelerator pedal to brake; the left sole, however, only has a non-slip structure, to give the best possible grip to the clutch foot when changing gear.
Another unique feature is the open ankle spring, which connects the heel to the front of the shoe in classic designs. It provides the foot with stable grip when walking and prevents the heel from tipping. The steel spring used up to now is replaced by a metal element in the Porsche Design shoe collection, which is visibly integrated into the sole and gives the shoes a unique appearance. The unusual design and special shape of the aluminium wedge also follow its function: the innovative element provides the foot with lateral stability with every step, while simultaneously supporting the natural rolling movement.