Presented during the FW19 show, the Versace Squalo sneaker is the new must-have for the Winter season. Designed with the idea of moving freely in Oceans, knowing that one is the king of its own element, these kicks are obviously meant for the urban environment of today.
The eye-catching bicolor sole is intended to recall a shark’s tooth – hence the name. Incorporating a wave message into its lines it is reminiscent of the movement of sharks in the Ocean to symbolize freedom.
The malleolus cushion, meant to protect from all the surroundings, is inspired by the shark’s eye, whose primary use is, in fact, the protection of the animal from any external threat.
Details always play an important role: the braille writing on the toe reads “Love” and is the same one featured in the Chain Reaction; the top stitch is here used in an effort to both honor the codes and DNA of the brand while injecting subtle Versace visuals into the shoes.