The Gift. This was an exclusive Bespoke made by 21 Mercer in 2011. Only 12 pairs or so were made and 4 were given out via a twitter competition that poised some tricky questions. The shoe has some incredible details and its hard to translate them in pictures. Definitely a shoe that must be seen in person to give you the full effect.
The upper is draped with a dark denim with some nice contrast stitching. Cork backtab with a cork midsole sitting on top of a necessary gum outsole. Even some red pivots on the outsole. Suede swooshes and glove leather for the insole. The liner is constructed of an almost foil material that gives you a feel of wrapping paper. “Merry Christmas” is lasered all over the sock liner. There is a “gift” embroidered on the heal of both shoes and “the gift” again is symbolized on the deubre. The top eyelets have a gold color and it really ropes up the holiday themed shoe.
Safe to say, I am extremely pleased to have these in my collection. A true gift.