Givenchy is no stranger to the luxury high-top, and thus continues on its trend of patterned tennies with this bright and brash plaid sneaker. The plaid pattern on the premium calfskin upper being an alternating blend of red, navy blue and khaki tones. The look is topped off with Givenchy’s signature 3D metal star-studded Velcro closure at the ankle. [...]


23 Dec
Sci-fi performance sneakers for the 25th Century

Couture fashion designer Rick Owens teams up with adidas for a collection of “sneakers” for the latter’s Spring/Summer 2014 season. As can be expected of the highly futuristic Owens, the shoe’s design looks like something ripped from the costume department of a sci-fi flick, although there is a strong influence of adidas performance shoe background. The [...]


18 Dec
LIAS compiles the best for your feet of the past year

Well it’s that time of year again when we recap what we think were the best footwear offerings of 2013 — be they boots, slippers, high-tops, low-tops, sandals, whatever (OK, clearly no sandals). Like many of y’all out there, we have a soft spot in our decrepit hearts for sneakers, and shoes of all sorts, [...]


3 Dec
Clean, simple & affordable suede & leather footwear

Los Angeles’ Generic Surplus releases a new silhouette for the holidays: the Champion. The Champion’s clean and simple aesthetic is offset by its pure affordability, despite its suede and leather upper. The LA label’s latest sneaker sits atop a new custom cup sole and is available in black or brown for only $95 — find [...]


In case you didn’t know, Maison Martin Margiela likes paint. In their day the couture Belgian luxury house has crafted many a hand-painted item, including Paint Splattered Austrian Sports Sneakers, White Painted High-top Sneakers and most recently their Paint-Dipped Converse collaboration. Now MMM take those above mentioned Austrian sport sneakers and scribble graffiti on them instead of [...]


16 Sep
Leather luxury footwear for Fall/Winter 2013 collection

adidas Originals takes its Enforcer Mid silhouette and fits the upper in a “Pellegrini Snakeskin” print. The leather uppers come in brown or grey/black, lending the 1990′s basketball shoe an unmistakeable luxury sheen. Not surprising, as adidas is an originator in using animal prints for their high-end sneakers. The Enforcer Mids feature a Velcro ankle strap, [...]


The ancient Japanese technique of recycling cloth called “Boro” is the inspiration for Converse’s latest inception of their classic Jack Purcell silhouette. The high-top shoe is part of Converse’s high-end First String collection and features the namesake patchwork upper matched with a classic rubber Purcell sole. You can get a pair at SOTO for about [...]


22 Jul
Italian made ultra-luxury footwear

This isn’t Balenciaga’s frist foray into the once pedestrian world of sneakers. The high fashion house has released many casual silhouettes in its past, including the Contrast Panel and Mesh & Leather low tops and Felt Trainer High Tops. These ultra-luxury sneakers feature textured-leather panels, reflective metallic-silver fabric, cracked textures and bold blue sole. You can [...]

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