Gourmet takes their fantastic Spring/Summer 2013 footwear collection to the beaches of St. Bart’s for this very NSFW lookbook. Directed by David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell, this lookbook has to be one of the first footwear offerings to feature nudity, but hey, we’re not complaining.
Denmark-based Wood Wood has moved into the footwear market with their first line of shoes for Spring 2013. No stranger to making shoes through collaboration with companies like Nike and Pointer, Wood Wood have elected to bring their own aesthetic unaltered to this Spring 2013 offering.
With offerings for both men and women, the collection features more casual footwear, combining street-ready elements with refined detailing and styling for a thoughtfully casual look. We’re still waiting on pricing information, but the shoes should start to hit he market within the next few weeks.
Coveted footwear brand Yuketen releases this look at their upcoming wares for Spring/Summer 2013 with a lookbook shot in the streets of Chichen Itza. Having named the brand for the Yucatan region of Mexico, this lookbook locale is a particularly apt choice and provides a perfect backdrop for the brand’s signature footwear. The collection features moccasins, sandals, oxfords and even a few backpacks.
Rick Owens introduces a pretty interesting footwear silhouette in the form of this Black Monk Strap Military Dunk Boot. Part military-inspired boot and part high top sneaker, the pair features a buffed black leather that features an oversized monk strap closure running across to anchor the heel. The strength of the military boot is preserved with the height, silver studs and angular overlays used, but is balanced out by casual elements of the sneaker including a large rounded toe and thick white rubber outsole. Available for $1,340 USD, you can score yourself a pair over at Ssense.
Mexico-based Unmarked has really caught our eye with this expansive look at their offering for Fall/Winter 2013. From brogue-styled shoes to heavy-duty boots, the collection shows a mastery in using a breadth of materials across countless styles. Check out all the pieces in the gallery below.
Opening Ceremony has teamed up with laces specialist Starks on two sets of unique graphic shoelaces. Available in either floral or OC’s signature eye patterns, each lace design is finished with Opening Ceremony branded tips. Measuring 46″ in length, these laces are the perfect way to add some unexpected personality to your shoes. Available now from Opening Ceremony for $8 USD each.
While in Hong Kong, Lester Jones caught up with Alexis Holm the Creative Director behind shoe brand ‘Gram’.
The brand is renowned for it’s clean and elegant approach to shoe design; with timeless styles matched with innovative colourways and patterning, and no style names exist, as each shoe is simply named by it’s weight (shown on the heel detail).
The LunarGrand Saddle is refreshed for Spring 2013 with the use of high-contrast materials and an updated color-scheme in birch/black suede/orange pop. Cushioned with Nike Lunarlon Technology for ultimate comfort, the latest from Cole Haan can be purchased online at the Cole Haan for $248 USD.
Just announced in time for spring marathon season, the lightweight Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ brings a nearly seamless upper of Nike Flyknit material together with the plush, responsive cushion of Lunarlon. Strategically placed durable rubber inserts in the outsole deliver maximum impact protection in key areas on the heel and i, minimizing foot fatigue and potential injuries. Additionally, Nike Flyknit construction also eliminates the need for the multiple materials and reduces waste by an average of 80 percent when compared to the typical method of multiple materials being stitched together. The sneaker will hit select retailers in a series of colors starting in early February.
Ronnie Fieg and Grenson have teamed up for a Capsule Collection of boots that are far and away our favorite of the year so far. The new ‘Spike V’ and ‘Fred V’ are rendered in premium waxed/burnished grey leather and sit on top of Italian-made Vibram soles. Design elements include a two-toned design marked with its ridged toe and smooth upper body on the Spike, while the Fred complements any outfit with its sleek brogue detailing and red leather heel spike synonymous with Grenson. The Ronnie Fieg for Grenson collection are made at the storied Grenson factory in the UK and can be purchased now at Kith NYC’s Online Shop.