Nike’s Roshe Run silhouette has been nothing sort of an immense success; having seem multiple iterations and collaborations in only a few seasons of the style’s existence. Sole Collector recently released a video unveiling the true inspiration behind the popular design. Designed by Dylan Raasch, the Roshe Run went through 16 different design editions before one was finally deemed as being perfect. The inspiration for the silhouettes came from a Roshi Zen Master (“Roshi was changed to “Roshe” for legal reasons). A fantastic video full of interesting facts, this is well worth a watch.
The 50 Years Of Nike by the team at OutletShoppers.com
To celebrate the return of the Stan Smith, a host of international talent from the worlds of music, sport and screen came together to reveal what the sneaker means to them. The trailer includes anecdotes from actors Will Arnett, Max Greenfield and Ana Girardot; Tennis Star Andy Murray; singer-songwriters Sky Ferreira and Momo Wu, DJ’s Kim Ann Foxman and Terranova; designers Lucio Castro and Louis-Marie Castelbajac; as well artists Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Xander Gaines.
Footwear brand SWIMS has made a serious name for themselves by reintroducing the galosh to keep your standard shoes clean and dry in foul weather, and for Fall/Winter 2013 they add a new brushstroke print to their product to give it some extra pop. Complete with a shock-absorbing heel, tear-resistant material and ‘Intelligent fit’ design, these are a must-have for the winter months. Shop this pair and many other now at SWIMS.
New Balance releases a video that walks viewers through the step-by-step process of shoe production at its Flimby, England factory. The pair of shoes seen in the video are the New Balance 577 “Farmers’ Market” sneakers, which feature tonal green suede and tweed interior, a reflection of its rural England origins.
Red Wing Shoes has been making shoes since 1905 and the brand is celebrated around the globe for its high quality and durable footwear. As many other leather products, Red Wing shoes need to be cleaned and conditioned every once in a while to ensure they will last longer. Such maintenance however, demands the right knowledge and skill for a good finish.
Spring is well on its way, which means that it’s time to put those insulated, salt stained shit-kickers away in the closet – clean & treat them first, of course – & start thinking about how to ring in the warmer days one step at a time. Although it’s tempting to throw on a pair of Chuck Taylor’s sans socks at the first sign of a mild day, it’s important to remember that spring weather can be fickle, & namely quite wet. This means that boots are a great choice. So many brands are making incredibly stylish pieces at great prices, & we’ve assembled our Top 5 pieces for Spring. Check ‘em out!
1) Junya Watanbe MAN Waxed Canvas Duck Boot
Perfect for those farmyard chores or simply the grimy city streets, these duck boots were key in helping Junya Watanabe MAN establish his countryside theme collection, at his runway show last June. With a triple needle stitch drill cotton canvas upper for extra durability, the traditional rubber element leads into a noticeably pronounced tread sole, for extra grip and eye-catching score points. Also available in Tan & Olive, but we prefer the less traditional Navy, pictured above. Available here.
2) Opening Ceremony M1 Suede Desert Boot
Desert boots from NYC-based Opening Ceremony are famed for their sleek construction and slick urban appeal. This dark blue suede pair will contribute to an accomplished contemporary look when worn with varying shades of navy. Granted, they don’t have the resilience requires for those really rainy days, but they’re the perfect balance of warm weather style & practical protection & functionality. Available here.
3) Timberland Abington 6-Eye Canoe Boot
The Abington Collection reflects Timberland‘s respect for the New England city where the brand was founded and a time when people, the land, and the gear they used all had to be rugged. The 6-Eye Canoe boot is built to be worn at the lake and back in the lodge giving its wearer no second thought to their comfort and style. Made with a waxed cotton brown/chocolate upper with Horween leather trim, this lightweight rework of the original canoe boot design features a rugged Vibram outsole, a padded tongue, and full leather lining. Available here.
4) Hunter ‘Thurloe’ Lace-Up Wellington Boot
Last season every guy & his girlfriend were wearing classic Hunter Wellington boots, & for good reason, their odds-on the best way to keep your feet dry on the rainiest days. Still, one gets tired of looking down the line at the coffee shop & realizing 3 other guys are rocking the same look. That’s what great about these lace-up ‘Thurloe’ boots; you get that great Hunter quality, style, & functionality, but in a more unique look that’s also – in our humble opinion – more stylish than the original. Available here.
5) Common Projects Black Work Boot
A great pair of black boots is something every guy should have, whether their rugged Dr. Martens, or a more refined take like these from Common Projects. Done in a more refined pebbled leather, these boots feature a tonal lace-up closure, leather sole & a great wooden heel. Available here.
Lately it seems like camo has been popping up everywhere and on everything ranging from shirting, backpacks, pant linings and even outerwear. So naturally it would only seem fitting to have this pattern applied to footwear, right? And who better to bring this style to life other than resident camo expert himself, Nick Wooster. The collection done in collaboration with Leffot features two distinct styles — a brogue cap toe boot and a wingtip — both made by English shoe marker Alfred Sargent. In addition to the rugged camouflage suede, they also feature triple leather soles.
Bally has once again set a standard with their next line of iconic footwear for Fall/Winter 2011. Now offering a bespoke Scribe service where every shoe is unique and made according to the desires of the customer. You can also select from their extensive archive collection with an array of materials and colourways to choose from. Each pair comes with Goodyear welting, hand-dyed leather uppers and full leather lining with the Bally crest embossed inside.
Creative Recreation is gearing up to channel their inner Soulja Boy with their “All-Black Everything Pack” collection. Styles include two familiar models (Satoro, Dio) and newer styles (Baretto, Cicero). Features include durable buffalo leather, gusset tongues, and solid rubber outsoles. Available at retailers such as Zappos, Revolve Clothing, and Dr. Jays.