Finding its way back to the sneaker market, Android Homme drops the Android Homme Propulsion II Zinc Metal shoes. Going back to the hi top design they first dropped in 2009, the Propulsion II now comes in a shiny new zinc color. The upper is made of leather, and the white mid sole grounds these in true sneaker style.
With the colder seasons quickly winding down designers are already readying the release of next winters must haves, which is why no one should be the least bit surprised as Sorel previews its Sorel Fall 2010 1964 Premium T CVS. Taking the 1964 Premium T’s and working them over, the result is a uniformly colored boot with a waterproof waxed canvas upper. One design comes with a slightly lighter colored mid and yellow strings and the other with matching laces and mid.
Dr. Martens releases its Spring/Summer 2010 catalog, and inside we get a good impression of the feel of the collection. Consisting predominantly of the popular eight eyelet boot in interesting new colors we get an immediate understanding of the direction the English label wanted to take. From soft tones to more extreme hues the vastness and diversity of the collection provides for a large selection. What caught my eyes were the rose patterned boots coming in three different styles, as well as the black, brown and grey mids.
Generic Surplus releases the Generic Surplus Mohawk. The shoe consists of a slightly altered moccasin silhouette with an upper made entirely from suede, and moccasin style trimming around the boot just above the mid sole. The boot comes in numerous colors including browns, black and grey, red and navy.
The Adidas Gazelle is certainly one of the more popular and highly admired shoes in the Adidas archives, if not all of sneakers. The sleek and subtle style of this decades old design continues to inspire and is as relevant as it was when it first debuted. This blue and white edition should be no different. Coming in a blue suede with a vulcanized rubber sole, white laces and white stripes, this simplistic design still manages to stay true to the original while still coming off as a bit alternative.
Belgium born Paris based designer Kris van Assche releases images of his Kris van Assche Fall/Winter 2010 Sneakers. The collection predominantly consists of high top sneakers that play around with the panels on the designs and lacing techniques rather then color and material. The shoes come in tones of grey and black and white and are made from mostly leather and suede.
Closed gives us a look at its new Distressed Boot. The design utilizes the already worn in look of a Chukka silhouette with dark stains finding their way around the upper surface of the shoe, which is a suede that comes in two color ways, as well as the out sole. This concept of dirty new shoes is one that has been around for some time but that is now finding its way to the main stream, which has, prior to this, placed an emphasis on the cleanliness of shoes.
France’s Gourmet gets set to release its 2010 Spring collection. A large collection consisting of about 8 different shoes, with three brand new models including the eight models, the Tre, Diciotto, Dicinove, with the Uno, Quattro, Cinque, Nove, Quadici. Most of the desings come in various colorways, with all sorts of materials mixed and matched. Make sure to chek out the detailed gallery for more.
Yuketen unveils images of its latest effort; the Yuketen – Embossed and Stitched Boat Shoes. Recognized primarily for its acute attention to detail and rigorous production method, these shoes are a testament to Yuketen’s high quality tradition of shoe making. This unique rendition of the boat shoe includes a combination chestnut and dark brown color with visible stitching going around the foot of the shoe. The out sole is constructed from leather, and come with thick leather laces.
Shoe brand Kurt Geiger releases the Nubian model from its KG Collection. Popular for its women’s designs KG confronts a new medium in men’s shoes. This design encompasses a chukka silhouette. The stand out feature would have to be the interesting color used; huish green. The upper consists predominantly of fine leather fabric, with a contrasting insole.