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.

The Pick: The perfect sneaker for athleisure wearers

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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