Follow the Compass 2010 show on a new path as the world’s most directional footwear labels congregate under one New York City roof in February 2010. Compass, the new show with a tightly-edited assemblage of the footwear industry’s most captivating brands, will help modern retailers navigate shifting changes and point visitors in the direction of what’s next. To register simply visit the official event web site.
February 1st-2nd, 2010
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street
Victim meets UK-based George Cox with the release of the Suede Chukka Boot Collection. Available in three colorways (red, tan, and black) the collection is available at Anout Commune with a retail price set at approx. $290 USD.
SASQUATCHfabrix releases the Vanilla Star sneaker. Clearly based on the Converse All Star, the Vanilla Star does make some significant design changes including a Vibram outsole and a furry upper. Available now in either black or red at DEDUE.
visvim releases the Gridwood Moc Toe-Folk as part of their Fall/Winter 2009 Collection. Available in four colorways from the honeyee online store, the Gridwood Moc is a hi slip-on boot with premium leathers, fur lining, and a gum sole.
Oliver Spencer releases imagery from its 2010 Spring/Summer footwear collection. Pictured here are several oxford and chukka styles, with a consistent use of a red brick wedge sole. Look out for more images coming soon.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Victoria, B.C. is Viberg Boot. Home to three generations of master craftsmen, the Viberg tradition involves making the best quality leather boots available. While they’ve traditionally made footwear for logging and labouring, the family owned & operated company is now finding success in lifestyle markets halfway around the world in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the UK.
Inventory Magazine paid the Viberg factory a visit to find out more about what makes Viberg such a special company in todays mass produced world. The answer: hand-made quality right down to the brass tacks. Literally.