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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Berluti’s limited-edition Ramadan sandals pay homage to the art of calligraphy

Berluti’s Ramadan sandals cost Dh4,850. Courtesy Berluti
Berluti’s Ramadan sandals cost Dh4,850. Courtesy Berluti

Buying or being gifted new sandals for Eid is almost tradition among Emirati men. From Tod’s to Cesare Paciotti, many luxury footwear companies release versions of their Ramadan shoe collections around this time. This year, we’re most excited about Berluti’s unusual iteration of the Arabian sandal.

Unlike the solid colourblocks that these sandals usually come in, the Paris-based menswear label has created a white leather version using its signature Scritto technique, whereby the leather is etched with calligraphic motifs for maximum visual impact. The maison is known to use this emblematic pattern on its regular belts, footwear and small leather goods.

The handcrafted Ramadan sandals also sport the trademark Berluti buckle.

Available at Berluti stores in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the sandals are only available during the month of Ramadan, and cost Dh4,850.

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