From Vans’ highly limited Vault collection comes the latest instalment of one of their mostly popular collaborations to date. This premium version of the venture sees Vans team up once again with Japanese designer Taka Hayashi, whose designs are not afraid to stand out from the rest. The Sierra Dune LX is no pretender, constructed from full grain leather and with a ridged sole, this is a serious boot, finished with some quality detailing, including an embroidered leather tongue and detailed stitching around the heel and ankle. Available now at End Clothing.
The plain toe 145 oxford boot is one of Viberg’s most recognized styles and when built on their traditional work last it provides our favoured silhouette. Our latest version for Spring is constructed from four different roughout leathers on the Vibram 2021 sole. The brushed natural chromexcel toe and icy mocha chromexcel outstep make up the base while the english tan heel and chocolate brown instep provide the contrast for a subtle and unique multi-tone shoe. Made in Canada, you can pick up your pair here online.
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.
Oak Street Bootmakers give us another great shoe look with these Trapper boots featuring a sawtooth sole. These leather chukka style trapper boots feature tonal stitching, a Vibram ripple sole, and leather laces. Made from 100% bison leather. Available now from Need Supply Co.
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.
Detailing the precision and expertise that goes into crafting a pair of sole molds for a Red Wing boot, Master Mold Maker Craig Holst explains the dedication and attention to detail that Red Wing Shoes’ craftsmen employ every day on the job.
Camouflage’s popularity endures for another season, as demonstrated with this Print Chukka Boot from Jimmy Choo for Spring/Summer 2013. A sharp but understated camouflage patterned canvas upper is accented smartly with black waxed laces and thick stitching across a beige midsole. Completing the package is a thin white outsole and a textured heel. Available now only as a Pre-order, you can pick up the Jimmy Choo Camo Print Chukka Boot for arond $1000 USD from Restir.
In honor of tonight’s BCS National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide and the team’s quest for an undefeated season, adidas will equip Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish with the new adidas adiZero 5-Star 2.0. Even lighter than its predecessor and weighing in at just 6.7 ounces, the adiZero 5-Star 2.0 is the lightest and fastest cleat in football. Utilizing the latest evolutions of adidas’ SPRINTSKIN and SPRINTWEB technologies, the cleat couples a single-layer synthetic with an internal TPU frame, molded PU sockliner and innovate TRAXION studs for superior support, comfort and grip. Appearing in a Collegiate Navy/White colorway with gold accents and reflective SPOTLIGHT technology, the Fighting Irish edition of the adidas adiZero 5-Star 2.0 is now available online – complete with commemorative packaging – for $200 USD. Only time will tell if it’s enough to help the Irish defeat the powerhouse SEC Alabama Crimson Tide.
Collective label Études recently put the finishing touches on their latest collaborative footwear project with Paraboot. Two models are included in the “Bleu Études” collection, each crafted from fine leather in a beautiful ‘Bleu’ colorway. A low top ‘Suburbs’ silhouette is featured, boasting a horse bite toe box, two-hole lace closure and articulated traction on the outsole. Also available is a ‘Synth’ model that features a durable traction to match hiking lace details and a padded ankle. Both pairs are available now through Études’ online store.
Visvim has released this new take on thier Canoe Moc Mid-Folk, a two-tone design for Fall/Winter 2012. Contrasting soft suede and vegetable tanned leather are affixed atop a classic crepe sole. In some good news for fans of the brand, you can pick up this Japanese icon’s goods in North America starting now.