Noto is not your usual moccasin. With this model we wanted to mix the comfort of the sneakers with Hevea rubber sole and the elegance of the moccasin, all with the beauty of the cognac-toned suede leather. Versatile and wearable on any occasion: spectacular in summer.
By "suede leather" (also called suede) we do not mean chamois leather, but rather a leather obtained through a specific manufacturing process: the most superficial part of the leather is removed and the underlying layer is tanned, dyed and buffed to give that effect reminiscent of the softness of velvet.
LACTAE HEVEA® sole
LACTAE HEVEA® soles come from the processing of a completely natural substance: hevea milk (the rubber tree). The harvesting of hevea milk takes place in tropical plantations and does not weaken the tree, on the contrary, it helps it grow. In fact, when you start carving a part of the bark, the other end has finished regenerating and a new cycle can thus begin. A recent biomechanical study notes the excellent distribution of pressure on the soles during walking, with a clear attenuation of the excessive pressures of the foot/ground impact. The “Lactae Hevea” soles were included by UNESCO in the inventory of Rare Art Crafts and the Reltex Company obtained the “Living Heritage Company” (EPV) label.
There are thousands of types of shoes on the market but the essential parts that compose them are always two: the upper, i.e. the upper part, and the bottom, i.e. the set of components that are placed between the foot and the ground. The type of workmanship often differs in the fixing technique, the union between the upper and the bottom. In Ciccone sneakers we use the "cassette" process: we sew the edge of the bottom to the upper in order to obtain excellent robustness, reducing the risk of the upper coming off.