For Fall/Winter 2012, Converse Japan looked to the great outdoors as the basis for its Chuck Taylor All-Star “Mountain Parka” iteration, a rugged take on the footwear classic. Available in black, green and red, the sneaker is characterized most notably by a heel lace detail reminiscent of parka hood drawstrings. Nylon upper construction and a leather logo patch round out the jacket-inspired Chucks, ideal for both rustic and urban pursuits. Part of the “Ready for Winter?” collection, the Converse Japan Chuck Taylor All Star “Mountain Parka” will be available in October at Converse Japan accounts.
The Florsheim by Duckie Brown collaboration continues to bear fruit with this stunning Autumn/Winter 2012 offering. Designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox re-imagine the traditional Florsheim boots and shoes with a focus on “disheveled, but elegant tone for the season, the collection reinterprets formal footwear and core styles… for the man who cares.” For us the “Beaded Brogue” is the definite show-stealer, what do you guys like?
The latest release in the “Born Not Made” collaboration between UNDFTD and Converse presents a bevy of familiar sneaker silhouettes. Refreshing signature Converse shapes with the streetstyle-based aesthetic of UNDFTD, the collection takes on a fairly subtle color palette; mixing navy, cream, whites and greys, these new looks are now available at all UNDFTD chapter stores and online at the UNDFTD web store starting August 27.
For Fall/Winter 2012, Clarks Originals returns to its military origins – who knew? – with the release of a camouflage collection. Consisting of the Desert Boot and Desert Trek Chukka silhouettes, the two army-based models are offered in both navy and green camouflage suede colorways. The Desert Boot keeps the signature crepe sole for comfort, while contrast stitching adds a much-needed contrast to the subtle blue camouflage uppers. Meanwhile, the Desert Trek Chukka features a classic low-cut upper. Both options are available now at Kith NYC stores and online at KithNYC’s Online Shop.
Originally released in 1972, the Royal Master was one the most well-known PRO-Keds basketball styles created – made famous by hard-court luminaries like Tiny Archibald and “Pistol” Pete Maravich. Reintroduced for the season with classic construction including rich suede, double stripes and padded collar, new attributes include a full-grain leather upper turned inside out, twill stripes and heritage-based vulcanized rubber midsole with iconic “powerstripes.” Available in red, blue, black and white, the Royal Master can be purchased online for only $65 USD.
A luxury brand better known for their famed women’s footwear, Jimmy Choo continues their expansion into the menswear market with a collection of footwear for Fall/Winter 2012. Making use of this seasons love for camouflage, the two-shoe offering is comprised of a traditional slip-on sneaker with tassel detailing as well as a loafer with pronounced heel and decadent interior. Expect to see the Jimmy Choo collection hitting select international luxury boutiques in the coming weeks.
Designer Jeremy Scott has build an empire around the outlandish, never skewing towards popular trends and always pushing the envelope with his creations. His latest collection for adidas Originals is no exception. Of course, the famous ‘winged’ high-top is represented, but also some bear sneakers, & even some with ankle cuffs. The collection isn’t for everyone, but again, isn’t that the point?
Swedish label Our Legacy has let us have a look at this Spring/Summer 2013 footwear offerings. The collection favors the casual silhouette of sneakers, sticking to a few classic silhouettes executed with some great colorway options.
A new Made-in-Japan brand, Buddy footwear has just given us this first look at their Summer 2012 offering. The company’s first silhouette, the Corgi, features a clean low-top suede upper with white laces, contrast stitching and a solid white rubber sole. Available in plethora of colorways, each with understated branding, the Corgi is now available from Buddy’s online shop.