Alberto Guardiani - Olympic sneakers

Alberto Guardiani is celebrating the momentous events that will set London swinging this season. Events this year in the British capital include the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the reopening of the Tate Gallery, and of course the Olympic Games. Guardiani has created a limited edition of one of the brand's historic models, the Toki sneaker.

The basic remains the same as the classic model, but it has new materials, soft white calf and suede inserts. The Union Jack motif is hand-painted, providing the backdrop for a stylized skyline that includes the London Eye. As a brilliantly deft and ironic touch, the five eyelets for the laces on each side are coloured, in reference to the five Olympic rings.

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