Footwear

High-fashion shoe guru Giuseppe Zanotti teams up with rapper/rock star/actor/erstwhile weed enthusiast Kid Cudi for a sneaker collaboration that is about to blow up come spring… or at least it might make your feet kind of look like they have. The balloon-like high-top’s upper puffed appearance is built from red Nappa leather with velcro straps atop a white rubber [...]


18 Aug
Street-art spritz for sneaker freaks & graf heads alike

Take off like a real aeroesol aeronaut with this mashup created by spray-art chieftains Montana and shoe lords Sneaker Freaker. The new “infra-red” is tone is deliberately reminiscent of old-school Nike’s “radiant red” color, referring to the interests of both parties involved. Keep an eye out for release dates on the limited-edition Infra-red spraycan.


11 Aug
Classic tennis shoe in white-on-white leather & gold branding

Adidas Originals has been doing copious collabs lately involving he classic Stan Smith silhouette, the three most recent reinterpretations being done by the way of the French Boutique Dover Street Market and, as shown here, Barney’s New York. Each variation is the standard Stan Smith (white-on-white leather upper with rubber soles and perforated side) with gold [...]


6 Aug
The classic silhouette pledges to the Patternity manifesto

So it’s been a minute since we wandered the supermarket lanes in classic Clark’s Desert Boots. But returning to our closet space with the Fall 2014 Desert Boot Collection, Clark’s has united with pattern experts at Patternity to apply visually intriguing designs to the Clark’s iconic boot. Two different versions comprise the autumnal lineup, both with micro-geometric patterns, [...]


Taro Okamoto, an abstract Japanese artist who rose to recognition during the WWII era, has had his motif images printed on the classic Converse All Star silhouette. Traditional rubber sole and toe cap are upgraded to the world of avant grade art as his signature work makes it to both the inner and outer of [...]


4 Aug
Pro Leather Hi & CSR in Tigerduck, Duck & Woodland camo

Urban streetwear label XLarge has hit Japan for a camouflage collaboration with Converse Japan due this Fall. In the “multicamo” pack, both the Pro Leather Hi and CSR silhouettes have gotten the camp treatment, the canvas/suede uppers using a patchwork of tiger duck, duck and Woodland camouflage patterns. As can be expected from Converse, each sneaker features the insignia chevron star [...]


Don’t know which classic color to get your Converse in? Get them all, but only in one pair with the Converse All Star Chuck Taylor “1970 3-panel” high-top sneaker. Branded with all the Chuck Taylor traditions like the star emblem at the ankle, the license plate at the white rubber heel and the two metal eyelets along [...]


We may be pretty deep into summer by now with luxe fashion house Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring/Summer 2014 footwear collection long since on the shelves, but some new future kicks have been snuck into the inventory. The aptly named Future high-top is a round-toe leather shoe, its lace-up closure with hidden laces and fold-over. The [...]

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