These boots were made for driving – Jaguar and Oliver Sweeney announce co-developed shoes

Jaguar and shoe design house Oliver Sweeney have collaborated to create a new range of expertly designed and crafted driving shoes. Julian Thomson, Jaguar's Advanced Design Director comments, "This is a great relationship as both Jaguar and Oliver Sweeney have much in common: British craftsmanship, artistry and a love of the creative process. Above all we're all very proud of this latest collection that we've created together."

There are two new styles of formal driving shoes available, which have been called Weslake and Sayer after two of Jaguar’s most famous designs – Malcolm Sayer, who designed the C-type, D-type, E-type, XJ-S and XJ13, and Harry Weslake, one of Jaguar’s most iconic engine designers. As such, the shoes take a lot of their design influence from Jaguar cars. The upper design, with curved sewn panel, reflects the lines of the XJ, and the square toe is reminiscent of the grille used on current models such as the F-TYPE.

The shoes are also high quality, hand-crafted and practical. They have been constructed using a flexible sole and a chamfered heel for better pedal control and comfort.

Oliver Sweeney’s Cobbler-in-Chief, Tim Cooper comments "We're absolutely thrilled to build on our partnership with Jaguar. Collaborating with another great British brand has been really inspiring, and we've truly worked together on these shoes to create something that reflects what both of our brands represent: a luxurious, modern take on traditional craftsmanship. As a result, the shoes are not only beautiful objects, but ideal for driving in too."

Available in three suave colours (Sayer Brown, Sayer Dark Tan and Weslake Dark Grey), get your special pair for just £295 online and in store at Oliver Sweeney.

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