New York-based designers Jung Suh and Benyam Assefa launched No.288 in 2014, introducing a fresh approach to footwear that adds touches of luxe to classic, minimalist designs. Traditional construction methods meet modern innovations in No. 288’s statement-making men’s sneakers, reinterpreting classic high-tops, low-tops, slip-ons and runners in Italian suede, nubuck and calf-hair, all on the foundation of the brand’s iconic rubber soles. No.288 doesn’t aspire to reinvent the wheel. Its balance of influence and innovation makes its own statement: certain elements of style need not be changed, just improved upon.