Philippe Model's Alluring Faux Fur-Trimmed Trainers

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With the help of the Italian footwear brand, a pair of shoes becomes an unexpected champion of this seriously overlooked interior design choice

TextHannah TindlePhotographyMax CornwallPhotographic EditorHolly Hay

Tropez Higher Fur Low Sneakers, Philippe Model

Red and blue faux fur, calfskin collar, flat cotton laces, leather and cotton terry lining

The debate over flooring is absolutely fundamental to the process of decorating a new home. A go-to repertoire often takes the form of original varnished wooden boards, the elegant lustre of marble tiling, or even the austere finish of concrete or slate. Carpeting is a frequently overlooked choice in contemporary interior design, woefully ripped up and hurled into skips nationwide in favour of the surface beneath. However, we firmly believe that the carpet possesses an unquestionable allure; the very same magnetism that can be found in the chintzy soft furnishings nestled in your grandmother’s bungalow or the faded grandeur of an old hotel.

A carpet is also reminiscent of supreme underfoot comfort, traits that Philippe Model has extended to these delightfully textural sneakers. To wear them is to adorn your feet with fuzzy tufts of rug samples; a perfectly suitable purchase as an antidote for the impending misery of January. As huge advocates of bringing back the carpet, we also advocate for these shoes – wear them with joy.