I AM NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT. INTRODUCING HUDSON 365
Kweku Aggrey-Orleans is a Barrister who lives in North East London. He’s also skateboarded for over 35 years, it being one of his first memories from his childhood spent in Ghana and Japan. We met him on the streets of London when we got talking to him about Hudson 365. Like Kweku, the Hudson 365 Collection has an unexpected side. A classic shoe to the naked eye, it’s constructed to feel like a sneaker, and has a multitude of technical features that make it different to any other formal shoe in the market.
"365 was the perfect name for the collection because you can wear it 365 days of the year, just about anywhere."
Crafted in a range of classic colours, the 365 Collection never compromises on style. Soft calf uppers are constructed to allow the shoe to flex, while classic silhouettes create a slick, heritage aesthetic.
XL Extralight® Sole
XL EXTRALIGHT® is an innovative closed-cell foam compound developed in Italy. Renowned in the footwear industry for its quality and durability, these soles make H365 shoes super lightweight and fully flexible whilst adding technical features like abrasion, water and fire resistance.
H365 shoes are constructed using a Strobel-stitched method typically used in sports footwear. This construction method makes the shoe flexible and lighter by not having a rigid insole board and helps the shoe to flex more naturally with the foot.
The footbeds in H365 shoes are made from a technical foam material that is much lighter and flexible than an insole board and make the shoes feel cushioned like 3 sneakers under-foot. It also provides anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. The tech foam footbeds have a H365 branded calf leather sock on top to give the shoes a more formal feel.
The collar and tongue areas of H365 shoes have cushioned lightweight padding to make the shoes feel more like a sneaker around the ankle and top of the foot. These padded areas are designed to be subtle and not visible from the outside of the shoe.
Micro Perforated Leather Linings
Calf leather lining used to give the shoe a premium look and feel. Linings have micro perforations to make the shoe more breathable.
Foot Arch Support
Built into the lining is a padded foot arch support to help maintain structure in the shoe and give comfort and support to the arch of the foot.
Calf Leather Uppers
Our carefully selected upper leathers have been chosen to be soft and supple to aid in the flexibility of the shoe whilst giving it a classic heritage formal look.