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. [...]


As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by [...]


Converse Japan takes the timeless Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette and crafts them in three high end materials, packaging them as their “Workcloth” collection. The three high-tops feature the Chuck’s tractional All Star patch on the side, white outsole and white eyelets, but switches things up with three premium materials:  “duck” beige (below), “herringbone” grey [...]


Common Projects taps designer Robert Geller to collaborate on their latest collection of shoes, deciding on a high-top silhouette for a pair of shoes. The luxury sneakers are both crafted in Italy and are available in two colors: navy (above) and black (below). The navy sneakers use premium nubuck for the uppers, while the brown [...]


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 [...]


3 Jul
A cherubic limited edition collaboration in footwear form

We’ve seen Jeremy Scott lay his madness on several silhouettes for his adidas Originals collections, but this is the first time he’s collaborated on a modern basketball shoe. This time the LA designer teams up with Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose for a unique spin on Rose’s signature adidas D Rose 3.5 sneaker. Taking the dollar-bill [...]


24 May
Shoes for the 2nd best franchise in the history of the NBA

Normally I wouldn’t give anything associated with Kobe any shine (Celtics pride), but seeing as this pair of his signature shoes are dedicated to the greatest place on Earth I’ll have to make an exception. I’m not exactly sure how the Kobe 8 System low-tops represent Venice Beach, but I’ll just have to assume it’s [...]


22 May
Pool party x BBQ low-tops for Spring/Summer 2013

Do these look more than a little like Converse’s take on the low-top lace-up canvas sneaker? Of course they do. But WTAPS brings in some subtle branding for their own take on the summer classic. Fresh for the Spring/Summer 2013 season, the low-tops are constructed of a sturdy but breezy canvas upper with color-matching toe [...]

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