For those not in the know, CNES shoemaker is a Vietnamese based company with shoes produced in Vietnam and distribution there as well as in Singapore. Traditionally they are goodyear welted producers but I recently saw a picture that would indicate a new handwelted range, soon coming. Apparently they have been around since 1994 but only recently have hit they worldwide map and now seem to be doing things very very differently, which inevitably caught my eye.
The model in question that blew me away, as shown here, really epitomizes the idea of using creativing in shoe design. Everything they have done here from the design to the leather choice is top notch. And bold. I love the white, perforated leather. That was a bold move but very cool. And not mention, extremely unique.
Again my ideas seem to be changing on what I like as this aggressive point, from the top of the eyelet area to the vamp, really catches my attention in a good way, whereas in the past I might not have liked such a strong peak design. But looking at it, it really plays well with the shape and pattern of the model.
The desgin reminds me of something from 40’s & 50’s America where spectator models were all the rage. Just imagine that most men owned a pair. Incredible times for menswear. Now one in a million own a spectator shoe. Lets see if models like this, and ideas like CNES have can help to change this. Here’s to hoping!
Their website is in Vietnamese but if you want to see more of them check out their IG page below.