Burberry Introduces Its Latest Shoes Named After The First Duke of Wellington

Burberry introduces its latest sneaker dubbed the “Arthur” after Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington who transformed the humble wellington boot into an icon in the early 19th century.

The latest footwear from the British fashion brand first went to public on the Tempest runway for Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2019 runway show.

“Arthur” comes in the form of a high-top streetwear influenced modern sneaker with accents of a polished chunky rubber sole and sleek nylon shell tongue that’s complemented with a long pull tab that runs down to the toe cap.

It also features a design feature that gives nod to the classic wellington and waterproof galoshes worn by sailors, which sees its mudguards covering a large portion of the toe cap that actually waterproofs the shoes for rainy days.

Other design features include nylon panels that cover the sidewalls and heel counter, hits of suede on the near the front of the shoe, and a “BURBERRY” branding at the back heel.

Available for and men and women, Arthur is available for online purchase with a price tag of $790 USD.