This is a made-to-order product. Delivery will take approximately 2.5 months after ordering.
We will contact you by e-mail when the product is ready and send it to you. Also, we can adjust the width and instep size free of charge before the sole is crimped. If you are unsure about your size, please do not hesitate to contact us after you have purchased the product.
The TOURER is a historic chukka driving shoe design inspired by the racing shoes used in various races in the 1960s, including Formula 1 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As well as the exterior design, the name TOURER TOURER (traveller) is a reinterpretation of the name of the driving shoes sold at the time. For a more detailed story about the history of the racing shoe, see the Negroni Journal here.
[Reissue of the G.P. BOOTS]
The original black and cedarwood colour scheme is a faithful reproduction of the G.P. Boots used in Formula 1 Grand Prix racing. The material used is Lombardia tan, which is 100% natural tanned in Santa Croce, Italy. The leather has a very pure texture and is becoming rarer and rarer every year. The heels are made of cedarwood-coloured calf leather, exactly the same colour as the boots of the time. Enjoy the eternal Historic colour that transcends history.
[Driving sole with dress sole tailoring]
This model features a "driving sole with dress sole tailoring" designed by Negroni. The 22 mm heel height allows the sole to be worn with casual driver's shoes, business slacks and dressy set-up styles as well as with casual driver's shoes. The 22 mm heel height allows the shoe to be worn with business slacks, dressy dress-up styles as well as casual driver's style.
The outsole is made of ultra-light Vibram Gumlite, manufactured exclusively at the Vibram factory in Italy, with fine foam bubbles on the sole surface for perfect grip when walking and driving. The welt line (the part of the push-fish that protrudes from the sole) is finished to minimise the clearance with the toe shape so that it does not interfere when pedalling.
The toe shape is also designed to allow for the forward/backward pivoting movement when the heel is upright, which is essential in the driving position,
The heel shape is tapered at 80°.
The heel is cut in an 80° tapered shape to enable the back-and-forth pivoting action when the heel is up, which is essential for the driving position. This is due to the special manufacturing method of the three-dimensional leather welt, which has the visual effect of hiding the volume of the wooden form inside the sole. This is a unique Negroni mechanism that preserves the beautiful exterior of the dress shoe, like the leather sole, without losing functionality and a rich fit.
[The Fit concept]
The unique fit of being wrapped in a single piece of leather can only be experienced with the TOURER. The basic structure is very close to that of the QUATTRO, which is also a chukka boot model, but the layered lining structure of the latest type of ultrasuede ®︎ and lining leather has been used to pursue the rich comfort unique to chukka boots to the limit.
The design of the wooden pattern uses the same sole gauge (bottom dimension) as the Grand Prix High Top and Spearhead, so the sizing is similar to these models (GRS wooden pattern). The concept of the S-curve, which captures the entire foot three-dimensionally, is also followed in this wooden pattern, so you can feel a high-quality fit, as if you were wearing a custom-made shoe. In contrast to the seemingly sharp appearance, the toe is thick enough to provide space for the toes to move.
The fit is not the tight, hard fit that is common in general dress shoes, but rather creates a comfortable space that cannot be imagined from the exterior when the foot is actually placed in the shoe.
The chukka boot's unique fit, which stops at the instep, is also extremely well suited to driving, making it ideal for cruising around town and light sports driving.