Hobes’s new collection of Italian suede shoes for men is designed to “be worn with everything”, founder Georgia Hobart says.

Each pair of Hobes weighs a feather-light 500 grams, making them ideal for travel. A thin but sturdy rubber sole provides cushioned support for walking on all kinds of terrain.

Available in black, tan, navy and charcoal, there are enough colour options without the choice being overwhelming.

As for actually wearing them, Hobart breaks it down into a simple formula: “Put them on with no socks, any pants, and you’re good to go.”

Hobart, who founded the Melbourne label in 2010, says the quality of the materials used for Hobes allow feet to breathe, preventing stinkiness. “We’ve done significant testing,” she says, laughing.