Levi & Strauss, which took back the European shoe license previously held by DC Company last year, is launching the first two models of a new premium-priced collection called Levi's 1853 Footwear, in relation to the date of the company's founding in San Francisco by a young Bavarian immigrant. The first two models are inspired by the work boots worn by Italian immigrants in the Western mines of the U.S. Priced at €295 a pair, they will be available in European stores starting in July.