More with the Nike SB. The skateshoe line from Nike has been killing it this season with enthusiasts and collectors everywhere. Once the black sheep of skate wear, Nike SB has relaunched itself in the last couple of years to be the near dominating force in board sport kicks. The latest pile to drop from the label will hit stores in July.
Seen above, Nike hammers on the Janoskis, Vulc Rod lows, high and low Dunk, and a reissue of the all black suede Blazer. Heat up the street, (and your feet) with this new collection from Nike SB. Available online.
Yup, you heard us, PAPER! At first we thought, ok like leather treated to look like paper right? Nope, these latest boots form concept label Augusta are indeed made from coated paper. With minimal detailing, the uppers also appear to be covered in wispy raw cotton, looking like cobwebs. A hidden zipper, leather inlay and white rubber, factory distressed sole, make up these bizarre luxury boots.
Everyone needs some good galoshes, but I think these paper jobbies from Augusta are best kept out of the rain. Available online.
British to the core, T & F Slack Shoemakers London releases a bright and dandy collection for spring / summer 2011. The company doesn’t stray far from the traditional shoe foundations, but rather, plays with the colors and details of each shoe to give their products that distinct “modern classic” element of their brand.
There’s even the option to customize your shoe, but they’re already so great, we can’t think of anything you’d want to change anyway. One will have to contact them directly through their website to obtain one of these exclusive designs.
It’s always weird to be previewing fall/winter gear when we havn’t even gotten a tan yet. Nevertheless, welcome to the ever evolving world of fashion. Dropping this August, will be the new FW 2011 line from Pro Keds. In this release, we see Keds pull from their famous basketball line and revamp the patterns in rich, perforated leather and rip-stop nylon. Available in a low or high cut design and in several earthy colourways, the new Pro Keds will be out in a couple of months. We just wanted to give you a taste…
Possibly the most iconic tennis shoe of all time, the Adidas Stan Smith has gotten a new face lift for summer. Called the Outdoor, it is Adidas’s attempt to capture the look of a hiking boot in the design of the beloved Stan Smith. We’ve seen numerous takes and colourways on this famous shoe, but we have yet to see a hiking version.
Complete with boot style laces, hook and eye lacing system, nubuck uppers and off white weathered sole, these look equally fresh as they do traveled. Available in two colours. Get them on pre-order here.
Ransom and Adidas Originals have collaborated on several projects in the past few seasons. With these Summit 2.0 hiking boots, we are actually getting a taste of the fall/winter collection by Ransom and Adidas. Nevertheless, with many of us hitting the great outdoors this summer, there will be plenty of need for a sturdy and always stylish pair of hikers.
The Summit 2.0 is a bit of a casual take on the traditional hiking boot, but with all the ruggedness and quality expected from such a boot. The uppers are mixed suede and re-enforced leather. The laces tighten with a loop bail system and the sole is a thick lugged tread. These have all the functionality of a good trail boot but with the style sense of Adidas Originals. Now, you’ll have to wait a couple of months as these will be available in October of 2011. Until then, enjoy the pics.
These Nike Air Max 90s in Grey and Mineral blue, will come as a welcome surprise for gents who watched this colourway come out last month in the women’s line. Boys were all screaming for men’s sizes in this soft but extremely appealing colour scheme. Nike heard the call and have now released a very similar shoe this week.
Furthermore, with the black Obsidian laces these updates have a masculine feel that completes the transfer of the new Air Max 90 SI into the men’s department. Available online.
With these M1 Desert Boots from Opening Ceremony, we see a slight return to their popular model in a new salmon colourway. What I love about the M1 in particular, is its beautifully delicate sole. As someone with enormous feet, I have to appreciate anything that makes that whole area seem a bit less bulky. Plus the salmon uppers have a slightly unique appeal amongst the many tan styles out there.
Now, they’re entirely leather so they’re not a rough, everyday boot. But for those dry, special occasions, I can’t think of a more handsome chukka right now. Available online.
Nike will be relaunching its Air Venture (Vector) this summer in several new colourways but will start with two dark toned models and the third in white upper with red accents. As part of the beloved “V” series, and originally known as the Vector, the cross country favourite is back for a new generation of stylish runners. Watch for the gorgeous off white and lime green version dropping soon. The new Nike Venture is available online.
Known more for outlandish colours and patterns set a against an urban aesthetic, BAPE has just released its version of the iconic creeper. Made famous by England’s Teddy Boys of the 1950s, creepers have been a footwear anchor amongst punk and rock n roll enthusiasts for over a half century. In adopting this design format, BAPE attempts to position itself towards a whole new audience. But by ignoring the elevated image of a traditional creeper foam sole, and going with more of a sneaker look, BAPE ensures its version is not only unique but in line with its existing clientle’s tastes. The Creep Sta is an interesting and fresh take on a timeless classic.
Available through BAPE retailers.