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.
Opening Ceremony and Soludos have collaborated to product a small yet notably fun collection of espadrilles for the summer. The shoes feature four different, brightly colored patterns for the upper, thin woven midsoles, and handstitched detailing. Comfortable yet vibrant, get your pair quickly so your feet can finally enjoy the warmer weather. The shoes are available now through the Opening Ceremony website and other select retailers.
It seems as though variations on Nike’s Air Jordan, will be a company touchstone for many years yet. An absolutely iconic shoe, the Air Jordan has seen many style tweaks since it’s inception, and this 2.0 release will be no different. Capitalizing on the already popular silhouette of recent “Jordan” issues, The 2.0 version looks similar to its predecessors but with a few new elements. The Air max sole visibly extends through the length of the shoe and in bright red is a stand out marker. However, Nike does it’s best to maintain the Air Jordan tradition of simplicity and does not over embellish these latest offerings. The Nike Air Jordan 2.0 will be available in several colourways in July 2011.
DVS Cycling, an offshoot division of DVS Shoes, has collaborated with Cinelli bicycles to release the Luster Collection, an awesome new cycling footwear line. The sneakers are customized to suit bikers’ needs, boasting breathable leather sides, pig suede toes for improved pedal grip, and a reflective foxing tape stripe.
Along with being functional, the shoes also look cool enough for non-bikers to wear as well. Available in black or grey leather, with complimentary color accents on the shoelaces and the Cinelli logo on the tongue, we’re looking forward to their release this Summer / Fall 2011.
Columbian accessories line Hasso is back and is now including some wonderful footwear pieces, giving us some wonderful South American style and quality. Shown here are the Gaston, a fine ankle boot, and the Elroy, a derby. Both made of soft leather, the first pieces will ship on August 1st, 2011.
Supra presents the ‘Beer Pack,’ consisting of a navy blue Thunder high top and grey and navy mid-top Cuttler shoe in designs inspired by classic American brewing. Detailed with beer cap-inspired appliques, both styles are limited to 413 pairs globally. Look out for them at select retaielrs beginning April 13, in addition to Supra’s website.
Buttero‘s collections just keep coming, with a spring / summer 2011 collection of Natural Sneakers up now. A fun set of sneakers in eco-friendly natural vegetable tanned leathers, the shoes also feature recycled rubber soles, which use scrap rubber, combined with color granules to create the multicolored dots. An amazing set of ethical sneakers, available online now.
Lacoste marks the release of its new Ebury shoes for Spring with this new video depicting the smart and casual shoes’ many colours. The shoe takes on a classic penny loafer silhouette, but features a canvas upper with leather detailing across the tongue, and colourful details and lining. Available in six colourways.
Here’s a look at Raf Simons‘ exciting sneaker releases for Fall / Winter 2011. The designer leaves his original design touch on this range of sneakers, featuring a variety of bold colours, unique textures and diverse materials. Look out for them come fall.