To celebrate the start of Pride Month, Nike launches their third #BETRUE sneaker collection celebrating the LGBT community. Featuring the movements adopted rainbow color palette, the three sneaker models on offer are the SB Zoom Janokis, Free Run 5.0s and Free OGs. As with many of its charitable collaborations, Nike will also donate up to $500,000 of its net proceeds to the LGBT Sports Coalition to help fight discrimination against a players based on sexuality. The #BETRUE collection will be available beginning June 3 at select factory stores and June 5 at Nike.
adidas Originals sets out to commemorate the upcoming World Cup 2014 soccer tournament, taking place in Brazil, with this ‘Battle’ sneaker pack. Taking inspiration from the sportwear giants soccer cleats and their “#allin or Nothing” ad campaign, the offering features silhouettes like the recently re-released Stan Smith, Rivalry Hi, Samba Super, Superstar 80s, and ZX 5000. The sneaker designs feature gold accents, a nod to the coveted tournament trophy. Look for the entire adidas Originals ‘Battle’ sneaker pack to hit retailers starting May 26th, 2014.
Designer KRISVANASSCHE presents its Spring/Summer 2014 footwear collection, offering a selection of high-fashion takes on traditional sneaker silhouettes. Luxury imaginations of familiar themes, this collection features offerings like a classic low-top in crocodile leather, or a high-top with an extreme back-set lacing pattern (still figuring out how long those will take to put on). Hiking boot inspiration also plays a prominent theme. Overall the offering is classic Krisvanassche and will definitely appeal to fans of his over-the-top aesthetic. Look for the collection soon at select Krisvanassche retailers.
Oregon-based Danner expands their Stumptown collection with a brand new range of made in Portland footwear for Spring/Summer 2014. The collection features a new silhouette, the Mt. Tabor; featuring a classic oxford pattern and Vibram 232 mini-lug outsoles. Other details include Horween leather, 270 degree stitching, waxed canvas and leather linings. You can shop the new Stumptown collection from Danner now at their website.
Footwear label Creative Recreation has released six new silhouettes in this lookbook for Spring 2014. The new designs are decidedly luxurious, with premium materials like suede, leather and pony hair making various appearances. Though relatively monochromatic, a few pairs stand out with geometric and animal prints that add come pop to the offering. Along with the photospread below, there’s also a video for your to check out. Enjoy.
This year, British footwear establishment Grenson have collaborated with several of London’s premiere menswear designers to create a collection exclusively for luxury retailer Mr. Porter. The offerings, designed by the likes of Katie Eary and Christopher Raeburn among others, is titled “London Collections.Men” and spans a diverse range of styles.
The “London Collections.Men” footwear features a variety of silhouettes and materials, like Agi & Sam‘s double monk-strap in suede and leather, or Christopher Raeburn‘s cancas and leather boots, with green premium canvas uppers and textured brown leather accents reminiscent of a military boot. As mentioned above, the Grenson “London Collections.Men” footwear offering will be available exclusively at Mr. Porter.
Teaming up with NYC’s “The Madbury Club”, Native Shoes gives us a look at their Spring/Summer 2014 footwear through this playful lookbook. Though the line is inspired by the outdoors, it’s clearly at home in the urban environment, with emphasis on sturdy, lightweight and affordable design and construction. The collection is available now through select retailers and Native’s online store.
Although he once claimed that he would never make casual footwear, Tom Ford has introduced a preview of Fall/Winter 2014 sneakers that seems to contradict that statement. Though the silhouettes may be quite casual, we assure you the materials and construction are not. Leathers used are polished for three days, luxurious suede’s and leather linings make these shoes fitting of the designers name. Expect these to hit Tom Ford retailers around July.
Dior Homme gives us a look at some footwear offerings for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 season. Always one to explore what’s possible, the label has taken some relatively traditional leather footwear silhouettes (always in black, of course) and injected some flair into them with elements like stylized metal lace tips, two-tone clasps and most notably a metal (we think) insert for a chunky cutaway sole. Expect these pieces to drop at Dior Homme retailers in the next few months.