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United Colors of Benetton B-06 Sneaker
The name sounds like a robot from Star Wars.
In actual fact, B.06 is a shoe. To be precise, it is the sneaker United Colors of Benetton launches for Spring/Summer 2006.
As comfy as a slipper, B.06 is a great outdoor shoe for the whole day. It was designed to be comfortable and light, for the wellbeing of our feet.
The secret lies in the sole – of very thin rubber last-mounted on the toe and heel, which flexes to follow the movement of the tarsus – in the ultralight EVA heel and in the upper which is a patchwork of water-repellent nylon, leather and suede.
B.06 is a unisex shoe and is available in eleven colours, from basic shades to the more fashionable lilac, acid green and silver. Seen close up, the exterior details reveal a superior level of workmanship: a new, embroidered logo; overstitching that reproduces the brand’s hallmark knitting stitch; a reflective side trim and a rear badge. The insole can be removed and is machine washable.
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