This summer Generic Surplus brings a little California cool to Canada with an exclusive new shoe collaboration. The brand has reunited with the Ace Hotel Palm Springs to present an innovative take on their Spring 2012 Borstal shoe, designed in collaboration with artist Steven Harrington.
Drawing cues from Southern Californian culture and the unique Palm Springs landscape, the collection reflects the colour scheme and textures of the astonishing mountains, the cool blues of the pools and the desert that surrounds the hotel. Incorporating the cotton weave patterned fabric Rattan into the staple style’s design and featuring graphic artist Steven Harrington’s artwork on the insole and shoe box, the result is an original, easy-to-wear shoe perfect for poolside, sand and beach.
The upcoming Billionaire Boys Club and Mark McNairy Capsule collection sees the line releasing a selection of Wingtip Boots. Arriving in full black with pairs of royal blue or red accents on the outer sole, heel and tongue. A black/yellow version will also be released. A nice subtle twist on the regular Wingtip, these shoes are now available at Colette.
This seasons release of the New Balance H710 goes back to past sport runners that combine athletic design with brighter colors. This release sees the shoes in vivid colorways with suede and nylon-infused uppers. These New Balance H710 athletic footwear will soon be available at selected New Balance retailers.
For Spring 2012, Louis Vuitton presents their Cup Collection. This time, the brand extends their offerings through leather goods, shoes and accessories. With the line inspired by the world of sailing, the apparel exudes a sense of ease and movement. Technical outerwear, tees, shorts, boat shoes and luggage are offered with a sporty aesthetic. Check out the gallery below for more on the the Louis Vuitton 2012 Cup Collection in the gallery below.
New Era’s latest 501 release features ballistic nylon and suede. The runners are offered in four colorways of navy, green, red and black with tonal laces and a white accent on the bottom gum soles. The 501 Ballistic Pack from New Balance will be available for purchase late 2012.
The CLAE Strayhorn and CLAE Chambers are two of the releases updated for the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. This batch sees the Strayhorn footwear updated with one of the mid-highs sporting a yellow-orange sole. The Chambers is a low top and described as a modern-day mocassin. Both styles feature tonal laces. Made of premium quality materials, the CLAE Spring/Summer 2012 release is a worthy addition to the CLAE brand of footwear.
Pointer footwear introduces the Davies. Part of their Rivington line, the shoe is designed in England and made with premium leather. Available in three colorways of burgundy/rosewood, black/burgundy and rosewood/cedar. Sleek and traditional with modern styling is what the Davies offer. Expect the new footwear to arrive August 2012.
The latest collection from the Supreme and Clarks Originals collaboration is the Desert Mali Low. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection offers the footwear in various bold colorways and features a nubuck suede upper with a light crepe sole. Leather footbed, interior lining and tonal laces finish compliment the footwear and finish off the features. Check out the Supreme and Clarks Originals Desert Mali Low collection when it hits stores, late March 2012.
Gourmet releases some pretty interesting footwear for the Fall/winter 2012 season. Mixed color blocking, camouflage and polka dots are hot trends that shows its continuation through the latter season. A combination of high and low top footwear are offered with quality materials used for the construction.
After successful collaborations, Puma and Undefeated have teamed up to deliver a slew of pastel colored sneakers for the Spring/Summer 2012 season.
Titled the ‘Ballistic Pack’, because of its mix of suede and ballistic nylon, the collection offers low and high-top sneakers in of light pastel colorways of green, lilac, orange and grey. Rounded toes, tonal laces and a strong rubber sole with the PUMA branding on the side round out the features.
The ‘Ballistic Pack’ from Puma and Undefeated is a cool alternative to the bolder colorway options out there on the market.