Surrender X Diemme Exclusive
Founded in 1992 by brothers Dennis and Maico Signor is footwear brand Diemme. All its products are made at the Calzaturificio Diemme factory in Óne di Fonte, Italy, utilizing Diemme’s 20 years of experience within the hunting, mountaineering, trekking, safety and military segments, as well as their expertise producing for brands such as Maison Martin Margiela, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo and cult Japanese brands such as Nonnative and Bedwin & The Heartbreakers.
At a young age of 13, Dennis started working in a factory that produces hunting boots. His passion and curiosity to produce shoes came from his grandfather who worked in the shoe industry for many years at one of the most famous historical Italian factories, Calzaturificio Rondini, and continued repairing shoes in his home for the rest of his life.
The Diemme collection ranges from sneakers and lighter footwear to hunting and mountaineering boots readapted for city use. The ambition of the brand is to produce the highest quality goods with an exceptional level of comfort, with progressive and innovative designs as well as sharply executed takes on classic footwear styles.
The leather used is from Italian tanneries as well as imported leathers from world-famous tanneries like Horween Leather Co. and Charles F. Stead. Fabrics are from Italian suppliers such as Morelli Tessuti, Attilio Imperiali and Lanificio Bigagli, and imported fabrics from Germany, Scotland and England. All other components are of Italian origin.
Calzaturificio Diemme has a long history of producing high-quality slip-on sneakers, from producing for Bottega Veneta in the mid-90s to producing for Vans premium line Vault in 2013. These 20 years of experience in producing slip-ons have culminated in the Garda - Diemme's take on the perfect slip-on sneaker.
It is a low cut slip-on with a cow inner lining, sitting on the Serena rubber cupsole from a family run rubber producer in Marche, Italy, that has been making soles since 1952. All components are of Italian origin. Handmade in Onè di Fonte, Italy.
Surrender presents 3 exclusive collaboration Garda styles with a slightly thicker sole than the traditional: the Embossed Crocodile in Black, the Horsy Baby Calf in Nero and the Pitone in Matte Black.