Oliver Cabell’s Rennes Trainers Are The High-Quality Lifestyle Shoes You Didn’t Know You Needed

by 1 week ago

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This past weekend, my girlfriend (yeah I have a girlfriend NBD) strong-armed me into cleaning out my closet. I was whipped into disposing of a few pairs of ratty old kicks that I haven’t worn since I still rocked jean cargo shorts, and only served as mementos of simpler times. The purge was filled with anxiety and nostalgia-murdering, and I probably started four unnecessary fights with my girlfriend that have been boiling inside me for months to cope with the stress.

But, when it was all said and done, the uncomfortable feeling was washed over by an all-encompassing sense of relief. And as I looked at the eight pair of shoes that survived the slaughter, I learned that when it comes to footwear: quality trumps quantity.

This epiphany is why I’ve began to seek out high quality shoes that are worth taking care of and that will outlast the clearance rack joints I typically cop.

And then I was turned on to the hot new start-up Oliver Cabell, a digitally native accessories brand launched in 2016. All their kicks are made in Italy and Spain, and with every piece they create they reveal their materials, costs, and the people behind it. They use old-school techniques with the finest materials, and ninety percent of their shoes are made with cobblers using simple tools.

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The shoes are made from the Veneto region of Italy, the same tannery that supplies brands like Prada and Saint Laurent and other brands you won’t find at T.J. Maxx.

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The company, which catapulted into the sneaker space after receiving $1.2 million in funding, is detail-obsessed down to the laces. They searched high and low for a factory that would produce high quality, waxed cotton laces, a rarity even in the premium footwear space.

The brand will implement a “drop of the week” model, releasing new styles in small batches weekly. Producing styles in limited quantities, says CEO Scott Gabrielson, allows the company to be more creative with silhouettes and materials.

Check out their first shoe drop, released today.

Rennes Trainer White — $188

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Oliver Cabell


 Rennes Trainer Black

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Low 1’s White — $178

Oliver Cabell


Oliver Cabell


Low 1’s Black — $178

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Head over to Oliver Cabell’s website if you’re looking for stylish, durable shoes and to support a start-up doing it right.


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