Made in Portugal
There's nothing better than a crisp white pair of sneakers, and these are simply some of the very best in the world. Working with the classic "German Army Trainer" shape, we use gorgeous off-white horsehide for the upper, the toughest German rubber sole in the business, an unbelievably comfortable and supportive insole, and the cleanest all-around construction and stitching available anywhere. This trainer looks great, fits brilliantly, and provides countless miles of faithful service.
This front quarter horsehide tone is a very light grey that's only a few shades off of white. It gives the versatility of a minimal white trainer, but with a more unique color shade. Tanned in Portugal, its official name is "Couro Cavalo" The skin is taken from the has both a high natural oil content and a signature small visible grain. The effect is slightly distressed and the hand is radically supple. This gorgeous skin will age beautifully with wear
The Tennis Trainer
The Epaulet Sport Trainer is our modern day re-interpretation of the athletic shoes issued to the West German army in the 1970s. We've retained the clean lines, slim shape, and minimal design of the original - but we've upgraded all of the materials to offer a truly high-end product. A German-made single-unit rubber sole provides great traction and a cushioned ride. A kidskin glove leather full liner extends throughout the interior, and a comfortable, removable insole cushions every step. Both whole and half sizes are available for a precise fit.
Epaulet Sport Trainers run true to size, and their design allows them to comfortably fit BOTH a medium and a wide foot. If you typically wear a 10D or 10E in dress shoes, then we recommend ordering a US10 in these. For a comparison to our dress shoes, this size would correspond to a 10D or 10E in the Alden Aberdeen last, a 9.5D or 9.5E in the Alden Barrie or Tru-Balance last, and a 9UK in most Carmina lasts. Many of our customers also tend to wear the same size in these as they would in a Converse Jack Purcell or Vans Authentic - which can be a useful comparison for getting fitted locally.
For European customers looking at the EU size, we also recommend purchasing your typical size.