These brogues from Prada took the fashion world by storm when it was first released back in 2011, and in no time at all was on almost every man’s wish list. Given Miuccia Prada’s twist on the traditional mens’ brogues, they came intricately detailed in a wide range of contrasting colours that all had an espadrille middle before it was finished with a thick rubber sole that would have enabled any of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs to stand tall. In other words, it was a complete success.
Fast forward 6 years later and this shoe is still part of Prada’s extensive footwear collection, appearing seasonally in muted colour combinations without the middle espadrille detailing that we have all come to know and love. Which is nice, but just not the same. Well, we’ve got good news. For those who are still sore about not getting a pair back then, or want a pair that’s truly your own, Prada Singapore will be offering the Made-To-Order Microsole Lace-Up Project that will run from 17 April to 23 April 2017.
So what’s in it for the guys? Choose from 17, yes, a whopping 17 single-toned leather uppers, or 12 different combinations of tri-coloured models. As for the soles, there are 3 types. An all-rubber sole, a rubber and rope sole and a diamond-textured rubber sole, with up to 10 different combinations for all 3 variations. What’s more, you can even monogram the insole with your initials for a truly personalised pair. All in all, 290 different combinations are possible, with prices ranging from SGD1980 a pair all the way to SGD5750 for the ones in full exotic croc.
And with less than 2 weeks before this service kicks off in Singapore, it’s time to take a walk down memory lane and dream up that perfect pair of Prada ‘creepers’ you never had. Yet.