Clean, streamlined designs that offer a contemporary twist on classic shapes. A strong focus on high quality hand manufacturing and specially selected leathers. It’s clear from his creations exactly why Achilles Ion Gabriel considers himself a shoemaker rather than merely a shoe designer. The Finnish-born craftsman has given his own name to his line, launched in 2013. Beyond his 5-year training specialising in footwear, Achilles brings a unique heritage (Swedish and Russian roots, and the influence of his mother, a gravestone sculptor) to creations with a strong appeal: the architectural designs based on classic men’s shoes are also available in women’s sizes. Achilles shares his time between Paris and Menorca, where his shoes are manufactured in close collaboration with a local tanner and factory. The soles and hardware are crafted entirely by hand.
These Achilles Ion Gabriel SS15 round-toed classic derby shoes are made of black high grain leather. The most intrinsic feature of the shoe is the black emroidery in the toe of the shoe. The soles, which have been entirely crafted by hand, have slightly angular edges in the heel. The insole of the shoe is embossed with name ‘Achilles Ion Gabriel’. Made in Spain. Color black. Material 100% leather. Now available in Acolyth e-store.