In a bold move that fuses nostalgia with modernity, Palm Angels has breathed new life into the classic Tod’s Tab sneaker. The Fall/Winter 2023 collection is a harmonious blend of past and present as Francesco Ragazzi, the mastermind behind Palm Angels, reimagines the familiar silhouette with a distinct ’70s vibe. This season’s update features a reworked toe cap and a statement gold Lurex Palm Angels logo that unapologetically claims its space on the tongue and heel. The Tod’s T is embossed on the lace loop and back.
The collaboration has been touched by the golden hands of Italian craftsmanship, a testament to Ragazzi’s dedication to his roots and a tribute to the artistry of his homeland. “Supporting Made in Italy is key to me, part of my own history and I have a passion for products that are well-made,” Ragazzi reflects, honoring the shared vision of Tod’s Chairman Diego Della Valle. This mutual respect for exquisite craftsmanship has culminated in a sneaker that not only speaks of luxury, but also tells a story of cultural pride and exceptional quality.
To add to the uniqueness, a black leather palm tree – the signature of Palm Angels – stretches elegantly along the sides of the upper, while Tod’s signature Gommino pebble motif is reinterpreted as an ornamental feature on the back. It’s a detail that connoisseurs of both brands will recognize and appreciate, symbolizing the fusion of two distinct fashion narratives into a single, cohesive design language.
The partnership between Palm Angels and Tod’s is not a first; their previous endeavors, including a joint campaign with Moncler starring Naomi Campbell, laid the groundwork for this new collaboration. Of his personal connection to Tod’s, Ragazzi says, “I grew up wearing Tod’s, and the values it expresses are linked to our culture of beauty and recognized globally.” This personal connection shines through in the Palm Angels x Tod’s sneakers, now available for sneaker lovers and luxury connoisseurs alike.
Available for men and women, these redefined sneakers can be found in Palm Angels boutiques around the world, as well as on the Tod’s and Palm Angels online storefronts and at select international retailers.