The driving shoe first emerged in the 1960s to coincide with the rise of Italian luxury cars. Designers came up with a modified loafer design made from soft leather. A unique feature of these shoes were the pebbles or small protrusions on the sole of the shoe. They were there to serve a functional purpose. Drivers could press on the pedals without exerting too much pressure on their feet.
Today, the Zante is reminiscent of all the ideal qualities of a driving shoe. It has a rubber sole and a textured bottom for comfort. It has the long vamp that gives it a distinct appearance.
But, the Zante is also an evolved version of the driving shoe. The Zante is made from genuine shark leather, which gives it a unique texture. The precision of design can be seen in the braided details running across the top of the shoe. Silver hardware adds extra visual interest.