If you want to invest in classically styled pieces, updated with a contemporary twist, PEDRO Shoes might be for you. The Singapore-based brand was established in 2005, and has quickly built a reputation for refined designs, crafted from expertly chosen materials.
The label specialises in footwear and leather accessories, which are available online or through one of its many boutiques that can be found across Asia and Africa, in countries as far reaching as its homeland of Singapore to Vietnam, Malaysia, Morocco and Oman.
While PEDRO is known for its strong Asian market, it’s also making waves in Europe and beyond, with its unique styles available to ship to the United Kingdom and the United States. This is partly because of the impressive attention to detail of its designs, but also their versatility. Each piece, from its messenger bags and belts through to its sneakers and leather shoes, are all engineered with adaptability in mind.
These are pieces you can dress up with fine tailoring and wear to the office, or down with casualwear on the weekend. PEDRO makes every day pieces that are infused with a luxurious edge, making them feel special while remaining practical and easy to wear.
Not sure where to start with the brand? Here are 10 pieces worth checking out.
Sitting half way between work boots and a sneaker, the Hybrix boots are ideal if you want to add an athleisure twist to otherwise minimal, smart casual looks.
Wear them with sharp tapered chinos and a knitted polo or dress them down with drawstring shorts and tees.
A statement update to classic penny loafers, these come with a bold, chunky sneaker-inspired sole.
It’s the kind you might find on a pair of 1990s running shoes, ensuring it contrasts heavily with the otherwise sleek, sophisticated uppers.
An interesting alternative to the classic hiking sandal, this pair comes with the brand’s signature chunky sole and exaggerated straps up top.
It gives the design a statement flair that would perfectly suit a pair of relaxed-fitting trousers and a loose polo shirt.
Designed to be worn with unstructured separates or laid-back casualwear alike, these Owen sneakers combine classic leather uppers with an eccentric jagged sole.
They come complete in tonal beige and with a pop of orange colour at the heel for a subtle twist.
The Hybrix sneaker’s elongated, chunky silhouette is inspired by 1990s kicks with their bulbous, exaggerated designs.
Finished in smoke grey and with vibrant blue soles, they’ll instantly jazz up your casual weekend attire.
High Top Court Sneakers
For its High Top Court sneakers, PEDRO has taken the classic silhouettes of 1980s basketball shoes and pumped everything up a little.
The tongue is fatter, the vamp bulkier and the laces thicker, ensuring they look as bold today as those early designs did back in the day.
This simple, minimal backpack is elevated by its subtle dashes of colour, expert construction and useful pockets.
The wallet-like pocket on the outside, for example, is particularly useful for carrying notes, cash, phones or even a small tablet.
Jet Set Duffle Bag
This duffle bag shows the PEDRO signature design language at its minimal best. Finished in both navy and black, it’s elegant, practical design makes it perfect for business trips or casual weekends away.
Taper Sling Bag
Sometimes a backpack is too big and bulky, but you don’t want to stuff your essentials into your trouser pockets. That’s where cross body bags come in.
This version comes with a slimline profile that sits close to the body, allowing you to store your phone and wallet in confidence.
Ranger Sling Bag
Ideal for travelling, the Ranger sling bag boasts a sleek design with its boxy look and large, easily accessible zip.
But it also comes with a handy detachable pouch, which is perfect for keeping loose change safe while on the go.
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