The Northwave Espresso sneaker is an icon of the ‘90s, and the result of the crazy inspiration of a team of snowboarders who decided to combine the unmistakeable “big-boy” sole of snowboarding boots with a light upper, in order to create a versatile shoe for snowy conditions that was also suitable for everyday wear. Launched at the beginning of the ‘90s, the Northwave Espresso and Northwave Espresso Chilli gradually consolidated its status, first in Japan and then around the world, becoming a symbol of the era. The Espresso sneaker is immediately recognisable for its Big Boy sole, inspired by snowboard boots. The Icon Is Back!