6 Jun
Bizarrely inspired ultra luxury sneakers for Fall 2012

The idea behind Alexander McQueen’s latest collaboration with Puma is to pluck design inspiration from a medieval battlefield. Sound crazy? Perhaps it is, but the “Joust Mid” sneakers do their best to look like armor (above), horseback (below) or a moonless night (after the Jump). These are accomplished by employing metallic leather, pony skin and […]


13 Dec
Ultra-luxury high tops with signature red rubber sole

True, Christian Loubouton may be better known for his high heels than his kicks, but lately his assault on the men’s sneaker game has been full tilt. These Rantus Orlato sneakers have come out in various iterations, but few are as attention grabbing as the latest version crafted entirely out of leopard print ponyhair. Featuring […]


1 Sep
Ultra luxury footwear for the upcoming autumn season

Luxury label Lanvin continues its assault on the sneaker game with these anthracite high tops. Combining contrasting textures of various materials and side zippers for easy access, the ultra luxury high-tops come in anthracite (above) and gold, the dark color perfect for the upcoming autumn season. Of course it’s Lanvin so it ain’t cheap — […]


25 Aug
More ultra-luxury footwear for Fall/Winter 2011

French luxury house Lanvin introduces the latest style for their Fall/Winter 2011 footwear collection. The high-top sneakers come in taupe with grained leather and beige suede paneling. Add to that textured dark bronze caps at the round toe and heel and you get a well designed, and exceptionally priced, shoe. The lace-up closure, gunmetal eyelets […]


22 Jul
Exotic snakeskin couture high-tops

Christian Louboutin’s latest ultra-luxury sneakers are these Louis flat high-tops. Dressed in an obsidian black “Python Crystal” material, the shoes appropriately showcase the reptilian skin as the featured star. Plain black sole and matching tonal laces accent the shiny, scaly snakeskin wrapped around the high-tops. Find the French designer’s Louis for the bargain basement price […]


18 May
Ultra luxury sneakers with crocodile trim

The latest in Gucci casual footwear are their Hi Top Lace Up Sneakers, available in 3 different colorways. All 3 have Gucci’s signature GG imprimé throughout the shoe, plus premium leather detailing at the ankle cuff and lace eyelets. The beige/ebony colorway (below) also features crocodile trim around the toe. Pick up the ultra luxury […]


5 May
Ultra-luxury kicks from the UK

Neil Barrett’s work in the sneaker market is often very creative, his paint-splattered sneakers being one of our favorites. The British designer continues his foray into the world of ultra-luxury high tops with this monochrome black sneaker, crafted entirely of buttery soft premium leather. The sneaker also features a snap-on leather ankle strap and double […]


7 Apr
More ultra luxury kicks for 2011

A couple weeks ago we posted Raf Simons 2011 sneaker line, and here’s a new iteration that didn’t appear in the collection. The high-tops take the Astronaut silhouette and craft them out of pristine white crocodile-embossed leather. The 100% leather sneakers are made in Italy and feature a tonal lace-up closure, single velcro strap at […]