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THE SHOES
The highlight of the season is the Tod’s Ago (needle) sandal, which is based on a construction
pioneered by Tod’s in 2001 and now revisited by designer Derek Lam for 2012. This is a
classic shape built on flowing lines that have been refreshed and modernised. The key element
here is the hand made craftsmanship, evident in how the rubber sole has been modelled to
join with one single piece of leather – expertly hand sewn together to give the sandal the look
of saddlery. With these high heels the perfect material to use is benson (half calf ), which
can be worked to accentuate the lines. Since the shoemaking involved in creating this model
is so specialised, the Tod’s Ago comes as a limited edition. Tod’s has also applied the luxury
treatment to its Wedges, a minimal style enriched by a leather sole to create volume, and
featuring hand stitched seams and hand made straps. The design of these striking shoes is a
triumph of simplicity.