Let’s take a look at these Builder boots from Diesel. Inspired by the trends of the moment, and by the work boots you see on construction workers, these shoes are done up in a dirty sandy suede, with moc toe, steel heel panel, and canvas tongue. Available now at ssense. That’s it from The Shoe Buff this Christmas, so go on and enjoy the rest of your day.
Nike digs deep for the Air Pegasus ’89, a throwback sneaker featuring a remarkable grey, orange and red coloration pattern. A classic running shoe, the uppers are rendered in shades of grey, while the outsole is done in red and orange. Finishing off the look are fine teal details on the tongue to really make the colors pop. See it as part of the spring 2011 releases.
Salvatore Ferragamo pulls all the stops out for the Torrent, a rich shortwing oxford in brown leather. Made in Italy, with calfskin leather uppers and liner, the shoe features a simple, classic shortwing design and a low stacked heel. A simple, elegant shoe, the Torrent is available online now.
A true gentleman cares for his country, his culture, his family, his friends, his clothes, and his shoes. Not necessarily in that order, but you get the idea; shoe care is a serious subject, deserving of a fine care kit, such as this Valet box from Loake. The box includes brushes, cleaners, and a number of fine polishes. A great choice for every shoe buff out there, it’s available online now.
Tommy Hilfiger crafts the Freedom boot, a boot as classically American in style as apple pie and baseball. A fine desert boot from the 25th Anniversary Icon collection, these camel colored boots feature suede uppers, and small bartack stitching details to finish the look off. Available online now.
H by Hudson drops the Buckley boot, a stylish black leather boot. A strap boot with an ashy black leather upper, the straps wrap around for a unique criss-cross effect, with studs finishing off the look. The insole is lined in a soft suede, and the sole features rubber striking for traction. Available at Urban Outfitters now.
The Ransom by adidas Originals collection continues for spring 2011, with the release of The Bluff, a low top shoe. Moc toed with canvas uppers, the Bluff is available in blue and green, with an off white rubber sole. A great shoe for once the warmer weather shows, they’re available at Bodega in blue and green now.
Airwalk recently sent a pair of their Tennis yellow Jim sneakers to the office, and we were able to take them around for a bit of a stroll. A re-issue of the classic Jim shoe, these sneakers are comfortable and light on the feet, with a bright fuzzy yellow outer, reminiscent of tennis balls. A bright pair of attention grabbing shoes, they’re available now from Airwalk and at select Airwalk stockists.
Salvatore Ferragamo produces the ‘Party’ slipper, a patent leather loafer for those black tie events in your life. A charming pair of black patent leather pumps with a decorative elastic band on the front, they’re the perfect finish to your tux, and the preferred footwear for black tie events. Available online now.
Blackbird has teamed with Quoddy to produce the special ‘Black Coffee in Bed’ Quoddy boots. Not just any pair of boots however, these Quoddys are hand made in Maine of black nubuck leather, then covered in a dry tarry wax, and shipped with two pairs of rawhide laces. The result is a rich, dark boot, that’s not fit to be shipped alone.
With that in mind, the boots are only being shipped as part of the Black Coffee in Bed pack, which includes one pound of Blackbird brand whole bean coffee, a porcelain Blackbird branded coffee tumbler, a Blackbird branded notebook, and wood storage basket to keep it all in. Available online from where else, Blackbird, now.