For those looking for a more unique, more distinct look this fall, Acne offers the boy short boot, a low cut slip-on shoe in black leather that should see some use before the change of season. The fine pointed toe, and stacked two inch heel makes this a great pairing with more fashion forward looks, so if you’re the kind to rock a Rodarte sweater or Alexander Wang t-shirt, this might be a viable option for you. Available at Oak.
Native Shoes shares with us this video showcasing their exciting new fall 2010 collection. A fun, informative video that gives us a look at the forthcoming collection. Check out some of the chunky boots, fun sneakers, and wide selection of colors for the new collection.
H by Hudson shows us a bit of their tough side with these Westland calf boots. Unlike the similarly named Wasteland model, the Westland features a fine waxed leather upper, giving it a degree of waterproofing that keeps you safe from the elements. With a clean polished look, and practical, rubberized soles, this is a more military inspired style from the boys at Hudson. Available online now.
It can’t be fall yet, we’ve only just gotten our racquets restrung and only just gotten word that Converse First String’s Standard Matchpoint III is in stores. This revival of a classic court sneaker from the 1970s is done up with poplin uppers to keep your feet cool while you fight back for that tiebreak point. Oh well, we suppose you can still wear them as casual shoes. We were really looking forward to seeing you on the courts too. Available at select Converse stockists this month.
The Swear Logan gets a boot treatment, with the Logan 2 boot featuring a clean, classic, functional boot design. A workman’s boot is the direct ancestor to the Logan, but it’s been polished up with minimal detailing on the uppers, and a polished leather look to round it off. Cushioned around the mouth for support, and featuring a leather sole suitable for cold weather, the Logan boot is available at Opening Ceremony, and direct from Swear.
Dr. Martens does more than just workwear, and they do it quite well, as the Wayne, a suede derby shoe, proves. Soft, light brown suede is set off by the contrast stitch that the Dr. Martens factory has chosen, while the small crepe sole makes these a wonder to walk in. A great choice for the man who knows he’s going to be pounding the pavement, but still wants a bit of style. Available online.
Vans gives itself an upgrade with the release of these suede Chukkas. The Chukkas feature deep gum soles and tonal waxed laces that gives these shoes an edge over the competition. Available in three different colors, these chukkas also include a throw-back to the four eyelet lace-up, maintaining a traditional and unique look.
Acne channels the spirit of the 1960s with this black Rickenbacker boot, a modest, low-profile ankle boot. Rickenbacker Guitars provided the sound heard on many classic albums of the decade, such as A Hard Day’s Night, and these boots capably resurrect that spirit, with a retro design in suede that looks just as good today as it did on Ed Sullivan in 1964. Available at Oak.
Paul Smith gives us a functional take on the brogue with the Brunswick, a black, distressed model with an eye towards the walking man. The familiar brogue shape is here, but instead of stiff leather, Paul Smith uses a soft, distressed black leather. The soles are rubber rather than heavy wood, and all these cheanges mean this shoe is easy on the feet after a long day pounding the pavement. Available direct from Paul Smith.
Band of Outsiders stays on point with this waxed canvas deck shoe, a great option for those for whom fall has still not yet come. We hear some of our friends in the south are still rocking seersucker, so this shoe should offer plenty of support, with a classic warm weather deck shoe design, and an oxford-cotton liner to keep you comfortable. Available at Tres Bien.