Welcome to your new everyday runabout. Exaggerated in the most radical ways, our toe cap detail outsole speaks to classic French Tennis shoe proportions in a totally modern way.
One of the best things about working with our maker Mipiaci is that we have been able to access a different array of lasts and outsole constructions. Sofia and I have been been wanting to make a toe capped trainer for a number of years because we both feel it captures an essence of easy wearability with a cool 'La Garcon' twist. We are so proud of this shoe which has been more than 8 months in development. At once both classic and unique and set to become a new signature to Radical Yes.
The upper silhouette has been carefully considered to include details like a binding edge along the side facings and precision spaced out eyelets to make sure the proportions of the overall shoe really sing. Finished with nylon tab through the centre back heel and matt cotton cream laces for a 70s French tennis appeal.
Running true to fit and certainly on the wider side, but this is also inline with the proportions of this more exaggerated last. Definitely orthotic friendly and features removable innersole so you can change them over easily to your own if you need to. Length is true to fit. You can download our printable size match guide here.
Our explorations of contrasting Navy and Black together continue! Seen here our Nylon navy with highly textural twill finish through the upper. The handle and grain on this material is so lovely and let's the depth of colour on the Navy be very true. This is a pure blend 100% poly Nylon for easy clean wearability. Set over injected black rubber outsole designed for hard wearing and long life durability. Lined in 100% creme cotton canvas making this a non-leather, vegan friendly shoe. Silver eyelets and matching matt cotton laces in cream finished with sliver lace clasps for best quality and longest life.
Like a trainer! AKA with everything. We love these shoes for weekday all purpose action - think ecru denims and a blazer for the studio, or 7/8 length cropped flares and a relaxed sweat for casual Friday out-togetherness (yes there is such a thing..!). We also LOVE these shoes with dresses, especially contrasting long line linens and floaty shapes with the heaviness of this outsole. As always it's about the juxtaposition of something quite feminine up top to play up to the more masculine lines of this shoe. Radical and Yes!
NYLON - 100% Poly Upper / Cotton Canvas Lining / Injection Mold Rubber Outsole
Made responsibly in China in small batch quantities by our new boutique manufacturing partner, Mipiachi.
Not really. This is a textile upper / textile lined shoe so will have minimal natural stretch of no more than 5% depending on the amount of pressure applied to the upper however based on the proportions of this pattern we would not expect many feet will need stretch. These shoes have also been set with a removable innersole so you can switch in your orthotic, but the best news is that in addition to the removable inner sole, the midsole has been double lined with a 5mm memory foam padding making them unbelievably comfortable for all day on your feet wearing. Someone say clouds?!
Being highly durable Nylon, these toe tappers are so easy to care for! Sponge them down, and let them dry in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight and watch them magically return to box fresh greatness.
Remove any stains with a gentle baby wipe (true story - you must try it!).