SONICS is a bit of a name from a 60's "pre-punk" rock band. Our SONICS model is a masculine-feminine derby with the Nomasei twist.
SONICS is massive but still stylish and comfortable. It's a model to play with colorful socks if you like that.
This type of shoe, called "derby" was invented in the 19th century in England by the Earl of Derby (Edward Smith-Stanley) whose feet were too wide to put on and support the shoes used at that time: the richelieus. His bootmaker made him a model that opened wider on the sides to give more space to his chubby foot. This model became a type of shoe, very common today but which at the time was revolutionary for men... I let you imagine how much it was for women.
The origin of this typology was not very glam but the idea of a revolutionary inclusiveness for the time is totally!
After NONO, the beautiful classic moccasin, the SONICS derby is a logical continuation in Nomasei's boyish-chic category.
Also, SONICS in Athens explores the dark side of the city, the dark chaos of the big cities that was part of the punk movement. Chaos, rebellion and darkness transformed into beauty and cool-attitude.