Automobili Lamborghini has teamed up with Car Shoe of Prada Group to bring out a limited edition of the famous Mocassin, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebration of Lamborghini. This deluxe moccasin collection is handmade with meticulous attention given to detail. It features a metal logo of the 50th anniversary on the lace and the Lamborghini shield enamelled on the back and printed on the insole.
The shoes are made of pebbled calf leather with contrasting laces and leather soles and has a notched, rubber studded outsole for added grip. The driving shoe retains all the features that set the moccasin apart, over the last fifty years with the shoe sole perforated to complement the rubber studs made with tire tread compound.
This commemorative moccasin will be given to all the drivers and staff participating in the Lamborghini Grande Giro, where the crews of 350 Lamborghini cars will drive 1200 km through Italy from May 7 to 11, 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the luxury marque.
Car Shoe was established in Italy in 1963 by the creative artisan Gianni Mostile. His passion for race-cars and hand- made shoes sparked the invention of a moccasin with a sole set on tiny rubber nubs, which earned him a patent from the Italian Ministry of Industry and Trade as well as a large group of sophisticated connoisseurs, the likes of Giovanni Agnelli, John F Kennedy, Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman among others, both in Italy and abroad. Prada Group took over the stake of Car Shoe in 2001 and has, since then, aimed to develop the brand by focusing on its historic values of quality and innovation.