The Original 172 is already a good sneaker for a commuter ride - that dash across town on that folding bike or a motorbike. The fine Italian leather is hard-wearing and the sole is stitched as well as cemented for added waterproofing. How could we make it great?
Sadly, it's a fact that cyclists and motorcyclists are the people most likely to be fatally injured on the road. A significant number of accidents might be prevented if a rider is more visible.
Every panel of the 172 Commuter is made with Reflex - a very high visibility stain resistant and waterproof fabric. In normal light, it looks pretty regular but when direct light hits it, the Commuter micro beads light up like a Christmas tree. There's nothing subtle about it - we made it to work!
We are going to put the 172 Commuter into a Limited Edition of 150 pairs when we have 75 people tell us they would like a pair. No need to pay up front, just raise your hand by using the back in stock function above.