Last week, we went to [ORBIS] to do a small review of the store's latest arrival, the Spring / Summer 2012 Collection from BNV Footwear. We know that our local footwear industry grows very well in the recent years. The local footwear brands keeps getting better and better with their products. They pay more attention to the uses of material and techniques. We have posted the sneak peek from BNV's S/S'12 products, and last week we had a chance to do a hands-on review.
The collection consists of two model, the 4 Eye Boat Shoe and 5 Eye Cap Toe Oxford. Both models are in perfect shape, the materials and the details are very good, In addition, their shoes are very comfy when i put my feet onto them, i feel like i was trying a pair of sneakers. For me, the 4 Eye Boat Shoe is my favorite from this collection. using a premium cowhide leather and features a goodyear welt construction plus hand stitching for the details, the shoe looks very good, especially the brown one, even though i prefer if it was combined with a white sole. In my opinion, the white sole would look better to mix it with navy chino or camo-patterned trouser.
The other model is the 5 Eye Cap Toe Oxford. A timeless designed with refined details, the shoe were made with exceptional waxed cowhide leather and features a goodyear construction. The 5 Eye Cap Toe Oxford Shoes is available in Maroon, Grey, and Brown. Another thing that amazed me is when Dhika from [ORBIS] showed me the innersole of shoe, and told me that BNV made their innersole gel themselves. It is a removable air-bag system anatomic insock. No wonder that their shoes are very comfy, and i think it's one of the good experiment done to a shoe by our local footwear brand. We know that lots of local brands already improved their products by using imported materials and good manufacturing techniques, but apparently there's not much of them pays attention to the innersole for extra comfort. Thumbs up to BNV for this one.
Anyway, beside my hands on review on the product, we at Footurama also had the chance to do an interview with the guys behind BNV Footwear. Click the little number 2 below to read the interview!