Constructed using eco-friendly suede, you can tread happily wearing any of the latest releases from Parisian shoe designers Good Guys. Holding true to their motto “Finest Men’s & Women’s Shoes Suitable For Vegetarians”, this line of stylish suede oxfords, available with either laces or a buckle, are made with 100% non-animal based materials. Each pair of Good Guys Suede Oxford’s has a duo-toned outer sole, offering a pop of red that adds to the overall attraction of the shoe, no matter what colour way you decide to go for. Topped off with the Good Guys initials on the heel, these finally crafted Oxford’s are the perfect way to class up any outfit.
Y-3 has always been known for pushing the envelope when it comes to the design and wearability of their footwear, but we have to admit that their take on the traditional desert boot has definitely caught our eye. Using quality sheep Nappa leather to construct the heel, this boot offers a chic, polished look that is matched ever so elegantly with an insulated neoprene that covers the toe. With a striking blend of style and functionality, the Y-3 desert boot is available in straight black or a much bolder black and white edition.
Nike shows off their fine craftsmanship with another shoe far from the athletic category for this Holiday 2011. The Premium Leather Pack includes Hachi Supreme QS, Toki Supreme QS and Aina Chukka Supreme QS. All three show elegant leather uppers and midsoles with no lining. A chic collection with three choices of finely crafted shoes to choose from.
This pack is now available online at Mita.
Christmas came early for Por Vocação when they requested Raparo to assemble an exclusive series of shoes for their store. Raparo is a distinct Italian brand with traditional craftsmanship methods using premium leathers from the beautiful region of Tuscany. Their hard work came up with three notable shoes which include a wine colour monk strap, a rugged leather brown loafer and a black seven eyelet cap toe oxford. Each include full leather lining and sewn leather soles with hidden grooves.
Available online at Porvocacao. All three are priced differently, averaging around €250 ($334 USD).
Nike may be a relatively new player in the snowboard market, but they’ve made huge inroads utilizing their immense design & technical resources, much of which can be seen in their Holiday 2011 Collection. There are obvious design inspirations taken from classic shoes like the Dunk & Air Force 1, but the real innovation is their use of technology, having combined NASA space blanket tech with their Zoom Air cushioning systems. Plus, they’re great looking boots.
This short clip showcases a series of Stussy works that they’ve brought to the shoe world over the years. This collaboration took place in Cologne, Germany a month ago. Stussy has been a serious player in footwear this generation, working with Nike, Vans, and adidas. Showing off a portion of sneaker history, check this video out if you didn’t make it to the exhibit.
Church’s are giving the people what they want this spring with a wide collection of bold footwear. The tassels loafers — in both blue and wolf suede — are two exceptional options that have us itching for warmer weather already. The turquoise pair of oxfords are easily the most eye catching and unique shoe from the collection, though. It’s pretty doubtful you’ll be seeing many of those on the city streets this spring, which is a good chance for you to step outside your comfort level and embrace a new colour in your footwear rotation.
ECCO have got avid golfers interests at heart with their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. All the options available feature either Gore-tex or Hydromax technology. The shoes that feature Gore-tex technology are designed to keep feet dry and prevent blisters with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX that wicks away moisture and prevents it from coming in. If you purchase a pair that utilizes Hyrdomax technology, you’re getting a pair of shoes made from exceptional water resistant leather. Either way your feet will be kept dry and comfortable when you decide to hit the links.
British shoemaker Hudson is putting away thoughts of the cold months ahead & giving us a look at their warm weather offerings for Spring/Summer 2012. The collection follows the typical aesthetic of the brand, with elegant, well-made oxfords, boots, & brogues. Look for more information on this collection in the coming months.
NYC’s own Common Project has just released this look at their latest sneaker collection, called ‘New Editions’. Here’s what they had to say about it:
“CP focuses it’s sights on more casual sneakers, and imbues them with the fanatic devotion to quality and design that has pushed CP so far. Imagine comfortable, everyday sneakers that you can kick around in without a second thought, and add in subtle but key upgrades like Vibram soles, leather linings, and by-hand construction: New Editions keeps the pricepoint and accessibility of truly everyday and everywhere sneakers, but still elevates casual footwear far above the ordinary”