This Jil Sander hi-tops is not very "Jil Sander". Absence of any loud logo externally might be something some people find appropriate, rendering your inability to tell which brand it belongs to at the first glance, excellent for people who are not into logo-shouting branded shoes. The use of some 'espadrilles' material in the sole portion is quite interesting. The brownish gold paint seems to enliven the overall design, creating a sheer contrast between the usual matte leather and the shiny part. I quite like this shoes. Available at Zappos.com now.