Finding uniquely designed shoes which are also well made is rare these days. But Velt, the debut footwear line from Stefan Rechsteiner and Patrick Rüegg, hits that nail squarely on the head, producing a small collection of leather boots which seamlessly blend contemporary design with age-old techniques.
Velt is a footwear label designed by Stefan Rechsteiner and Patrick Rüegg that explores the possibilities of new, contemporary shoe design produced using classic methods. Its success is based on a creative idea and conceptual dialogue that allows the appropriate results to be accomplished with conventional materials.
What I personally love about these shoes is the unique cuts of leather and the materials chosen. The sweep of leather as it caresses the ankle gives the boot an illusory quality of two shoes in one. The addition of cork with the rubber sole brings a beautiful texture in a boot that’s made of nearly perfect leather. Not bad for their very first collection.
I’d recommend also checking out what they’ve got in store for their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. It’s an interesting evolution that definitely sees the brand growing in the right direction.