Bally was founded in Switzerland in 1851 by Carl Franz Bally and his brother Fritz. Carl
Franz was trained in the family ribbon-making business and expanded his
focus to shoe making after being inspired by the quality of the
Parisian shoe makers.
Carl Franz Bally dedicated his life to designing the perfect shoe and to giving back to the community of Schönenwerd —where his products were made. He was a champion of social projects; opening schools, parks and swimming facilities for workers and townspeople. During his lifetime, Schönenwerd was transformed from a sleepy farming village into a bustling town making up to two million pairs of shoes annually.
Considering that innovation has always played a very important role in the history of Bally, it's worth mentioning that they are responsible for developing a series of advanced materials —including rubber components— for the moon boots worn by Neil Armstrong during his first walk on the moon. Additionally, when Sherpa Tenzing Norgay took his final steps to conquer Mount Everest on May 29, 1953 he made the journey in a pair of Bally Reindeer-Himalaya boots, forever linking the Swiss brand to this amazing moment in human history.
After more than 160 years, the brand remains committed to rigorous
Swiss craftsmanship, high quality, style, comfort and elegance.
The Bally Freenew sneakers are not only as comfortable as other Bally shoes, but they are also very stylish and modern looking. This shoes are leather lace-up sneakers with fabric stripes on the sides. The collar around the ankles is padded for superior comfort and the soles are made of high quality rubber with a wooden insert around the heel area. Something else to love about this shoes —besides the Swiss flag detail on the back near the heel— is how versatile they are as they can be worn with casual clothes or even a more formal attire. They are available in crocodile leather and in a variety of colors to meet the most demanding taste and match your Swiss fine timepieces.
Sticker Price $395. For more info click here.