While some can mistake the “Fuck It” philosophy of life as ambivalence, a Generation Me statement of raging apathy, it is anything but. To say “Fuck It”, and accept life’s various vicissitudes is actually a very ancient, Zen-like approach to existence and its many gifts. Clearly, HUF understands this. That’s why besides their Trucker and [...]


2 Nov
Timeless cover art by Derek Riggs gets the sneaker treatment

Arguably the best Iron Maiden album ever (and they’ve made a lot), and their first with Bruce Dickinson, The Number of the Beast celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. To mark the occasion the British heavy metal band is collaborating with Vans on their fifth set of sneakers together, and their first since 2008. As [...]


18 Jul
Original black/white checkered slip-on gets classy for Fall 2012

Vans Vault is set to release a new trio of laceless sneakers this coming fall. The recently reworked Nomad Rand LX is a stylish makeover of the traditional slip-on, featuring cotton oxford accents, a white Vulcanized sole and suede around the bottom of the upper. The Vans Vault Slip-On Nomad Rand LX shoe will be available [...]


7 Jun
Made of cowhide, cork footbed & hand-stitched construction

Visvim introduces another moccasin-like shoe to its collection in time for summer, the Twombly-folk. The slip-on is made of cowhide leather upper and hand-stretched horse hide lining that sits on a TPU heel stabilizer. The Twombly-Folk shoe has a cork footbed and light contrast threading across the top, and is also available in navy. Get [...]


15 May
Vans Slip-on makes a comeback in original colors & materials

Just months after it’s opening in 1966, Vans introduced their model #44 shoe that we’ve come to know and recognize as the ‘Slip-on’. Skateboarders, surfers and BMX bikers alike all took to the slip-on for its comfort and utility. Decades later, the Vans Slip-on continues to be one of the most shamelessly copied styles when [...]


A big day for Christian Louboutin, who on top of the “Tartan” Rollerboy Spikes Slip-Ons below also is unveiling 2 colorways of their Alfie Flat silhouette. The first high-top shoe (above) features an upper made mostly of black velvet with glossy black watersnake, gold patent leather, hiking boot-inspired cross lacing and a heel strap. The [...]


8 Aug
English plaid cloth for the Fall/Winter 2011 collection

We’ve seen several varitities of Christian Louboutin’s Rollerboy Spikes shoes, but these add a new edge to the already attention-grabbing slip-on. The “Tartan” model employs a plaid English tartan pattern under the forest of spikes, adding more punk to an already punk rock piece of footwear. The Christian Louboutin “Tartan” Rollerboy Spikes are part of the [...]


27 May
Fine leather Danish summertime footwear

These Viktor & Rolf’s Penny Loafers are new for Spring/Summer 2011. The Dutch fashion house created the low top slip-ons with a sneaker-like vulcanized outer sole, making a summertime classic even more comfortable. The shoes are available in either rich tan brown or black, both with understated logos on the sole. Available at Zozo for [...]

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