Are you familiar with the phrase – ‘the core of beauty is simplicity’ – if you’re not, please let us digest. The saying was originally coined by Paulo Coehlo, a Brazilian lyricist and novelist… Curious as to why we’re asking you such a random question? Well, it’s because this entire blog post will be centred on exactly that, the beauty of simplicity, something London-born footwear brand Stepney Workers Club has nailed down to a T. The brand’s aesthetic is abundantly timeless, from colourways to constructions, and silhouette shapes, every aspect of the label’s aesthetic feels beautifully refined, especially the Stepney Workers Club Dellow.
One-third of SWC’s core offering, sitting alongside the ‘Lister’ – a classic slip-on sneaker and the ‘Varden’ – a cotton canvas hi-top, the Dellow is a beloved, low-profile silhouette crafted using a blend of traditional and bygone methods. Available in an assortment of cool colours and a variety of fabrics, including corduroy and leather, there’s sure to be a Dellow style out there for you, no matter what your preference.
The design’s proportions are very obviously bulky thanks to a wad of internal cushioning found underfoot, combined with a robust vulcanised rubber sole and high wall foxings – all elements that contribute to the immense levels of comfort experienced by the wearer. Personally, we love the supple nature of the shoe and the lack of bonding chemicals employed to fix the upper to its foundation, not many vulcanised brand specialists can deliver such exacting standards without the use of excessive gluing in the manufacturing process. On the whole, the Stepney Workers Club Dellow Trainer has many qualities that help it to stand out within the saturated market it finds itself positioned.
The black/white version of the shoe is particularly great for timeless styling and very well suited to a range of day to day activities, from browsing the high street to heading to your favourite watering hole or rolling into the skate park… As we just happened to be when we captured this assortment of images showcasing the Dellow in action. Articulated with contrast white stitching in pinpoint areas, the sneaker can be fastened via a classic lacing system, complete with flashy metal eyelets. To finish, the iconic Stepney Workers Club handshake logo nestles onto the tongue, further instating the brand’s core philosophy of inclusivity and social interaction.
If you’re on the lookout for a fresh-faced trainer that’s designed to pair with most apparel, consider your search well and truly over, the Stepney Workers Club Dellow is it.
Shop the shoe and its stellar siblings online and in-store at Aphrodite. Watch the Stepney Workers Club Dellow Sneaker in motion via the video below.