Bentley is proud of the many bespoke options for its wealthy customers. By using a variety of premium materials, techniques and finishes on various parts of the car, the British marque is able to offer a plethora of ways to make every Bentley unique. And now, even the shoes the customer is wearing can also be personalized, thanks to Bentley’s collaboration with renowned shoe designer Dominic Ciambrone, also known as The surgeon.
In a collaboration that kicked off earlier this year, Bentley and The Surgeon unveil a sneaker line that incorporates the automaker design sensitivities in the shoe.
Ciambrone visited Bentley’s Crewe headquarters to explore the variety of materials, finishes and bespoke elements used throughout the creation of each Bentley. He also tapped Bentley Mulliner draw inspiration from additional creative details and bespoke elements for their designs.
That said, The Surgeon’s handcrafted sneakers are inspired by Bentley’s design execution. Each custom Adidas Forum Low pair comes with facets including but not limited to the automaker’s signature diamond quilting, cross stitching found on the steering wheel, and premium leathers identical to those used at inside a Bentley.
The sticker price of each pair was not disclosed in the release, but we bet they aren’t cheap.
“This is a very special time for The Surgeon brand and to show our creativity in a new light by collaborating with Bentley. They are at the top of their craft and understand luxury and craftsmanship at the highest level as we do. – it’s very exciting to partner with them and bring these visions to life,” commented Ciambrone.
It goes without saying that the collaborative sneakers are a limited edition line – only 10 pairs of bespoke shoes will be made, all currently reserved for Mulliner customers and collectors. A Bentley x The Surgeon 1-of-1 vehicle will also be unveiled next month during Design Week at Art Basel Miami. The purchaser of this vehicle will also receive a matching unique pair of sneakers.