The Hanon x Padmore & Barnes M387 Willow Sport is Limited to Only 72 PairsRelease: 26 February 2021
Aberdeen’s finest sneaker store, Hanon, have added to their extensive collaborative catalogue by reuniting with Irish heritage moccasin makers Padmore & Barnes. The two parties have revisited the latter’s Willow model (full name M387 Willow Sport) in low-key grey suede paired with some more obvious modifications.
For the uninitiated, Padmore & Barnes have been making quality footwear since 1934, and were the original manufacturers of the Clarks Wallabee over 40 years ago. Their provenance is unquestioned, and colabs with high calibre brands like Supreme and Comme des Garcons have only bolstered their sneaker-adjacent appeal.
As such, Hanon’s latest take on the Willow is an unassuming design that gets more complex the longer it is observed. The tri-tone grey Italian suede uppers are stitched up by human hands, and these sleek panels sit atop a Vibram Morflex foam wedge sole, as opposed to the more common crepe rubber variety. Things are decidedly primo inside too, as Hanon spec leather lining and custom-stamped branded insoles match up to the boutique’s flame logo on the ankle flap.
Such opulence isn’t easy to come by. In this case, only 72 individually-numbered pairs of the Hanon x Padmore & Barnes M387 Willow Sport will be available via raffle. Entries are open now until February 26, only via Hanon.