The Winston Inspiration




The inspiration for the Winston came while I was staying in Amsterdam’s red light district last January for our sales meeting.  Our crew actually got an ‘educational’ tour of the red light district from a former prostitute.



It was absolutely freezing, there was snow everywhere, and we did a lot of walking while she showed us the ‘sights’.  Being from southern California most of us where wearing canvas sneakers, so we started talking about the need for something we could wear in colder months that was comfortable enough to walk in all day but we also wanted something you could dress up and wear out at night.



I got back to the hostel where we were staying and sketched up ideas in the bar downstairs.  The music was so loud you couldn’t even talk so I would just hold up a drawing for our sales team and they’d give me a drunken thumbs up or down...once we came up with the final version I named the shoe after that little hostel in Amsterdam.


 


Check out the crazy rooms at the Winston next time your in Amsterdam www.winston.nl
Pick up a pair of Macbeth Winston’s in the EU/UK here, and in the US here.

Posted Oct 7, 2010 05:45:24 pm



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