For travelers who dread walking the streets in dress shoes, Paul Smith has a solution.
The Flexible Smart Shoe is said to be a formal shoe as comfortable as trainer. The product, hand-finished in Italy, is constructed with vegetable tanned leather, built-in padding under the ball of the foot, and is unlined to keep weight minimal. Finally, the shoe tumbled and washed to soften the leather for a broken-in feel.
The shoe is in two shapes – the Chester and the Munro. The Chester is a five-eyed Derby shape and the Munro is a traditional Brogue style.
The Flexible Travel Shoe sells at $495.