An Italian shoemaker, Action Tosi, has signed an agreement with the University of Oxford to produce a line of namesake men’s shoes. The first collection is for fall/winter 2009-10; it is intended to reflect the values of the leading British university and will bear Italian and English influences. The designs will be sport-oriented, and will include rugby shoes since rugby is the preferred male sport at the university. The rugby shoe will be an updated model of the kinds of English rugby shoes worn by players during the Second World War.