FrontRunners: Gaining a Foothold

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    Isaia’s Torpedine and Frederick shoes. Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
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If, as Gianluca Isaia says, a man’s shoes reflect his personality, then the Italian fashion designer’s new line of Isaia footwear (212.245.3733) should appeal to men who appreciate tradition but are not stodgy. Isaia’s handmade collection comprises 21 classic styles that range in price from $795 to $995 and display subtle contemporary details, including topstitching similar to that found on an English riding saddle and, in the case of a pair of brogue oxfords, a color combination of olive green and espresso brown. Isaia offers alligator, lizard, and other exotic skins by special order, with prices beginning at $3,500. The footwear collection is the latest addition to a brand that has recently expanded to include travel bags, sneakers, and a flagship store in Milan.

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