The Swedish online store The Sabot is now launching its new, own brand Amblier, with Spanish-made Goodyear welted shoes in the midrange segment, where focus is on real classics.
The Sabot started its business a couple of years ago, mainly with a range of shoes under its own store name made by Italian Antonio Meccariello, some models from Meccariello’s slightly finer Argentum range, Andrés Sendra and Yohei Fukuda’s RTW. Since then, Japanese Joe Works has also been included, partly with a few models in stock, but primarily with a pre-order range. Now it looks they have stoped selling The Sabot shoes, Meccariello and Andrés Sendra, since they are removed from the site, in connection with the launch of their second own brand Amblier.
For Amblier they have developed two new lasts in collaboration with the British company Springline, and the shoes are manufactured in the Spanish shoe region of Almansa. It’s Goodyear welted shoes with close channeled soles, slightly bevelled waists and leather board heel stiffeners. The starting range consists of a number of classic models in a couple of different leather choices, penny loafer on a classic round last, full brogue oxford with weak soft square toe, and plain cap toe oxford with round toe. The price is approximately €345 for oxfords, €325 for loafers, and what’s nice is that with that you get lasted shoe trees.