The Pick: The perfect sneaker for athleisure wearers

The Romeo is the latest meticulously-made shoe from Russell & Bromley

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? A much-asked question and, if you’re in the market for a top-notch, lace-up sneaker, one who’s answer you’ll find at Russell & Bromley – as the British brand’s latest collection of meticulously-made footwear includes a striking shoe named for the Shakespearean hero.

Crafted in northern Portugal from resilient navy nubuck, the Romeo sneaker epitomises the athleisure trend we’re currently up to our sweatshirts in. Also boasting a subtle outdoors twist, these sneakers sit on a vulcanised rubber sports sole, feature panelling and are set off with a hiking-inspired bold, contrast lace in red.

With a leather lining and 6 eyelet lace-up, the Romeo also comes in another, more restrained colour way – crafted from black nubuck and calf leather. But we, at Gentleman’s Journal, prefer the blue look – with the eye-catching red hint of lace and deep nubuck colour. So why not embrace the current athleisurewear trend and partner these Russell & Bromley innovation with slim fit rolled-up denims, chunky socks and thick knits.

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