Ferragamo launches a line of eco-friendly men's shoes
Italian luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo is going green with its newest collection.
Ferragamo World, a line of six casual men's shoes featuring bio-friendly soles, will officially debut at an event Thursday night in New York co-hosted by Vanity Fair and John Legend -- with the collection launching in the Los Angeles Ferragamo boutique Thursday.
Priced from $275 to $340, the laid-back footwear, which was "inspired by the urban Italian traveler," features uppers made from leather and fabric, with a sole that won't be leaving a carbon footprint.
A portion of sales from the capsule collection will be donated to Acumen Fund, a nonprofit organization that addresses poverty in South Asia and East Africa through investments in business that deliver crucial goods and services to low-income families.
Best of all, you'd never know the shoes are "green." The spiffy styles, which include a red leather slip-on loafer and work-appropriate tan chukka boot, look as dapper as Ferragamo's signature fare.
Photos: A look from the Ferragamo World collection. Credit: Salvatore Ferragamo