As with many other shoe inventions, the driver has evolved beyond its original intended use. The silhouette was first designed back in the '60s to be worn by those who preferred shoes with better grips for driving. They've now become an integral part of the men's footwear lexicon. And owing to their versatility, they're now worn even when one has no intention of driving.
Trust Salvatore Ferragamo to up the ante with regards to its driver offerings for spring/summer 2021. The Italian luxury brand is renowned for its shoe craftsmanship—a lane that's the foundation of the brand—and has kept its innovative spirit under the creative direction of Paul Andrew. This season, that comes in the form of a slate of completely colour-matched, candy-coloured driver moccasins for a contemporary spin on a classic, while still retaining that versatile quality.
Elevate with a pair of socks
Driver shoes quite generally tend to strike a bit more of a casual air as opposed to shoe styles that have a more rigid construction. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it can't be suited for dressier occasions. Wear socks with a pair of driver moccasins to instantly elevate the look. Opt for fine gauge socks with a colour that's close to that of your trousers (a nifty leg-lengthening trick), and there goes your easy hack for a spiffy update that would even be appropriate for the office.
Leave those sneakers home
As much as sneakers have truly become indispensable style arsenals, we daresay that the driver moccasin is right up there as well. For one, they're sleeker with less frills. And with Salvatore Ferragamo's completely colour-matched version this season—we're talking everything from the Gancini hardware to the rubber soles have been treated in one seamless tone—the driver moccasin is anything but staid.
Pair one (sans socks this time) with white denim jeans for a fresh summer look that'd be perfect for anything from weekend cafe hangouts to a nice stroll on the boardwalk. They're easy to slip on and off too, so no fussing with laces.
Your monochromatic best
It's no secret that fashion brands are going all monochromatic for 2021—it's a simple look to achieve and requires minimal effort for a visually impactful result. Thankfully, Salvatore Ferragamo's driver moccasins are built for that style purpose too. If wearing a full pastel yellow outfit to match your driver moccasin is a tad too much for your taste, start by just focusing on the lower half. A pair of trousers in the same shade provides the perfect canvas for either a colour-blocked approach or keeping things simple with just a plain white top.
Versatility? The Salvatore Ferragamo spring/summer 2021's driver moccasins have got them in spades.
The Salvatore Ferragamo driver moccasins for spring/summer 2021 are now available in boutiques.