4 Apr
Ultra-luxury footwear made in Italy with Velcro-closing

The British Alexander McQueen design-house manages to maintain the McQ aesthetic, while dropping a new style with this fresh take on the high-top sneaker. The two-tone sneaker top is an eye-popping but neutral mix of khaki-green and beige letter print with a quilted, cushion-y, Velcro fold-over closure. With a leather interior and rubber sole, the final touch [...]


Perhaps the illest kicks to hit the air since the winged sandals of Hermes, Jeremy Scott presents these Electric Mesh Wings 2.0 as part of his 2014 Spring/Summer collection for Adidas Originals. Bold being an understatement, the synthetic mesh upper is colored a vivid electric lime, featuring an untraditional closure that is a lace-up with [...]


27 Mar
The timeless tennis silhouette gets a remake in geometry

The Adidas Consortium has a new PLAY, a project involving top Asian designers doing re-interpreptations of the otherwise tried-and-true Stan Smith (you know, one of our favorite sneakers ever). This simple-but-retro shoe, is perhaps most often recognized for its basic design, perforated “three-stripe” sides, all-leather top, and standard rubber sole. But designer Shigeki Fujihima adds [...]


24 Mar
Luxury sneakers from MAN's Spring/Summer collection

The classic high-top gets an upgrade into full grain cowhide leather in this Hi cut sneaker from Junya Watanabe’s current MAN collection. Other features include reinforced, contrast stitching, a sturdy-but-comfortable canvas lining, glossed metal eyelets with cotton shoe strings, and the no-skid rubber sole that every sneaker should have. Get a pair at Haven for $378.


11 Mar
Like a New England cable-knit sweater for your feet

Today we had an adidas tracksuit that doubled as a laptop case, so why not throw in a sweater that doubles as a sneaker? This time it’s Cambridge boutique Concepts who teams up with Converse to create a very unique interpretation of their Pro Leather Hi silhouette. Using what they call an “Aran Sweater” treatment, Concepts [...]


Jeremy Scott takes the iconic Rod Laver silhouette and does what he does best — transforming something ultra minimal into the ultra magnetic. The normally crispy white Laver sneaker gets a total overhaul from the LA designer, crafting the entire tennis shoe in a metallic gold reptile print leather that makes it instantly unavoidable. The low-top sneaker [...]


13 Feb
The latest release from the overlord of subtle footwear

The latest adidas Originals sneaker comes off as a bit more reserved for Jeremy Scott, who’s made his famed footwear into everything from psychedelic teddy bears to Totem poles. This latest takes adidas’ Instinct High silhouette and brandishes the exaggerated padded tongue with a bold representation of the British flag, aka the Union Jack, leading to the apt [...]


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 [...]

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