J Shoes Mojave Desert Boot

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Leather and suede combine to create the Mojave Desert boot, a tough little number from J Shoes. A classic chukka with a suede trim running up the heel of the boot, and a natural crepe sole, the Mojave features doubled laces and a cushioned insole for support and comfort. You can find the Mojave online now.

Converse Spring / Summer 2011 Event in Toronto

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Converse was kind enough to invite the Shoe Buff to the press event for its spring / summer 2011 event in Toronto. A gorgeous event at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen Street West, Converse showcased all their current collaborations, including the DC comics line, the John Varvatos collaborations, the new mainline Chucks, and the wide new selection of Jack Purcells.

Check out all the images on The Shoe Buff Facebook page now! All the pieces showcased are arriving at Converse stockists now.

Barker Black Spring/Summer 2011

Mansell Snuff Barker Black Spring/Summer 2011

If the devil truly is in the details, English shoemaker Barker Black is making their candidacy for Lord of the Underworld known with this preview of their Spring/Summer 2011 collection. With three distinct styles – a leather high-top, silk or linen embroidered slipper, and suede moccasin – set for release in March of this year, the storied English brand has taken over a century of experience in making the highest quality shoes and applied the knowledge, technique, and materials to the more casual fare we see here.

Although the myriad of details, and the craftsmanship implicit in them are too numerous to cover in this preview (trust us, we’ve seen them first hand), rest assured you should be keeping at eye out for this collection at Barker Black locations, Barker Black online, and for more detailed coverage of the individual shoes at Shoe Buff as they come to market.

New Balance Lake District Pack

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New Balance celebrates the north of England with this newly released Lake District Pack. Each shoe in the pack celebrates a different part of the district, from the leather and sailcloth Derwent Water model, to Scafell Pike which features hiking laces, or the St. Bees, with canvas and rope detailing to celebrate its namesake coastline.

The Lake District pack hits select New Balance stockists on February 11th, 2011.

Industry of All Nations Espadrilles

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Industry of All Nations has produced this new espadrille, an ethically produced lightweight summer shoe. Made in Uruguay of pure cotton and jute, these shoes are entirely biodegradable, making them an ethical fit. Made by the same factory since 1907, these are a wonderful bit of eco-conscious design.

Bagua Krutno

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French footwear brand Bagua shows off the Krutno, the latest and greatest in their line of sneakers. A plimsoll perfect for the warm weather, the Krutno comes in a variety of materials including canvas and seersucker.

Allen Edmonds ‘LaSalle’ Derby

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Stay on top of your business wear with the LaSalle, a new apron toed derby from Allen Edmonds. A classic open laced shoe with soft leather and all-American construction, this shoe is a simple, inoffensive option perfect for anybody’s office. Available online in black or brown.