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The Perfectly Imperfect New 55DSL Shoe Collection

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ― Marilyn Monroe. This quote came to mind when I first laid eyes on the new collection of shoes from 55DSL. I know its strange that a Marilyn Monroe quote would capture the essence of 55DSL‘s imperfect shoes but if you break it down it fits perfectly – they’re beautiful, they’re genius and they are absolutely not boring.

55DSL’s created two footwear styles that compliments much of their collection each with small differences – imperfect details if you will – a running shoe, CRI55 CRO55 (pictured directly above) and a high-top sneaker, 55TOP (first image),  each in four different colors.

The CRI55 CRO55 comes in a two-toned suede-and-nylon mix: black/grey, beige/brown, iconic red/blue and “summer” blue-turquoise and grey. Can you spot the “imperfections”, here’s one hint – It’s on his eyes that you can find small differences (take a closer look at the image above and below).

The 55TOP, with his high-top shape, takes inspiration from ‘80s skate style in nylon with leather and suede accents and a vulcanized sole. Even for this model, 55DSL have not abandoned the iconic red/blue colors (detailed below), without forgetting the elegance of black and steel gray, the anthracite and green and the summer tones of mustard gold and bronze – keep your eye on the stitches.

The imperfections are in the small details: the stitching, the buttonholes, the colours on the logo and the labels. At first glance you won’t see a difference, but look closely and you will see the perfect imperfections. When can you get your hands on these imperfect soles? The 55DSL shoes are available in 55DSL stores and selected DIESEL stores now.

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