The partnership between Scottish Highland Distillery Glenmorangie and American designer The Shoe Surgeon is a natural fit. Inspired by a shared passion and dedication to excellence, the partnership has led to a series of memorable events and one-off creations over the past year. The latest chapter in this multifaceted collaboration is a very limited run of just 100 pairs of sneakers.
Founded by Dominic Ciambrone — known as The Shoe Surgeon — SRGN Studios is a Los Angeles-based collective of creatives built to push the unique craft of custom shoe making and design. It offers a wide array of custom-tailored solutions, from design and development to integrated marketing and branded experience. As part of its partnership with Glenmorangie, the studio has created a unique sneaker design. Each hand-crafted shoe embodies Glenmorangie’s playful elegance and bold use of color and materials. Unique elements pay homage to the Scottish distillery, from its iconic orange colorway to barley textured suede, copper detailing inspired by the towering Glenmorangie stills, and a plaid lining reminiscent of Scottish tartan.
“Watching Dominic take inspiration from his trip to our distillery and ultimately translate the essence of this partnership into a physical pair of sneakers has been tremendously exciting. We’re thrilled to finally share the news of this drop and look forward to finding more unexpected ways to welcome new people into the wonderful world of Glenmorangie.” — Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Whisky Creation
A very select number of friends of Glenmorangie will receive the sneakers via a one-of-a-kind delivery experience, the Mobile Shoe Surgeon Studio, offering an exclusive tasting and sneaker customization experience right outside their door. This collaboration becomes a singular fusion of the exquisite world of single malts and bespoke sneaker culture.
“Merging Glenmorangie’s wonderful world of premium whisky and our craft of luxury bespoke shoemaking has been a rewarding journey – just as they carefully select the finest ingredients and methods to create the smoothest and most complex of whiskies, we share the same level of excellence and passion. Through our partnership, we’re elevating the luxury experience to new heights.” — Dominic Ciambrone