I've been wanting something like this for about 2 years, something that could be dressed up, or dressed down for summer. I always envisioned them like this. After seeing some done by Bally, and some done by Ferragamo I knew what I designed in my head was right. I think Bally did something with it in a Limited Edition shoe, and Ferragamo had done something without it in their main line in so far as the medallion. Also come to think of it, last summer Prada did some interesting shoes, I was not into the very high sole look, but they did some great "pop of color" shoes, that are a sort of hybrid between a sport shoe and a dress shoe.
To me this shoe walks a fine balance of being a shoe that is dress, sportive, casual, and fun all together.