Built For Wear
THE PORTUGUESE WORD OBRA MEANS CONSTRUCTION AND WORK OF ART. UTILITY AND ARTISTRY.
UTILITY IN OBRA
OBRA's product focus is on everyday wear, fit and comfort.
"New from the ground up,
OBRA serves modern utilitarian styling."
We began by designing and developing a roomy, comfortable last without compromising sharp, modern esthetics.
OBRA WORKING FOOTBED™
Next, we spared no expense and developed the lightweight OBRA Working Footbed™—built of 20mm dual-density thermoformed EVA and lined with lush premium microfiber. It is designed to provide lasting comfort and superior stability.
THE OBRA FOXING TAPE
This is the vulcanized soul of the OBRA sneakers. We developed new tooling to subtly mark the brand's authenticity onto the extra tall OBRA foxing tape, while favoring high-abrasion resistance rubber for durability.
The OBRA toe-box configurations, while distinctive in style, were developed with foot protection in mind and, as with the last, function defined our original form and good looks.
THE OBRA WRAP TOE
Standard extra-thick OBRA vulcanized rubber foxing with additional forefoot wrap-around protection.
THE OBRA FULL CAP
Standard extra-thick OBRA vulcanized rubber foxing featuring the Wrap Toe forefoot wrap-around protection plus the OBRA signature biased protective rubber toe cap.
The new OBRA outsole tooling is inspired by the imposing simplicity of Brutalist architecture. From this proprietary tooling, we output highly functional soles in soft and grippy rubber that augments traction and comfort.
Finally, from the classic slip-on silhouette, to side zippers on the high tops, and generously large finger-loops featured on all styles, the shoes are designed to facilitate easy on-and-off.