The LunarGrand Saddle is refreshed for Spring 2013 with the use of high-contrast materials and an updated color-scheme in birch/black suede/orange pop. Cushioned with Nike Lunarlon Technology for ultimate comfort, the latest from Cole Haan can be purchased online at the Cole Haan for $248 USD.
Dutch designer Eric Hullegie has approached shoe manufacturing in a new an interesting way as part of his latest project. Using vacuum molding technology to create the upper of the shoe the shoe, Hullegie reinterpreted various Camper silhouettes, creating a seamless and stylish end result. Although primarily an artistic excersize, Hullegie’s project makes an interesting point about re-imaginging current production methods to make them less impactful and more efficient.
The Frye Company, known for their high-quality footwear (in particular, boots) has released this great looking “Chambers Cut Gore” shoe in anticipation of the warmer months. A full-grain leather upper is combined with a suede trim fashioned into chambers to create this elegant take on a simple slip-on. Through use of elastic gores, the slip-on provides maximum comfort without sacrificing style or durability. A white rubber sole and distressed bumper complete overall look. Presented in both the green and blue colorways pictured above, you can expect this shoe to drop in the coming months.
Since picking up Tiger Woods as a Nike Golf player over a decade ago, Nike has made some serious moves into the golf market, the latest being this Spring/Summer 2013 NG SL Dunk shoe. The Nike Dunk NG SL combines the iconic Dunk silhouette with high-traction cleats that allow you to transfer all your power to the ball. Just like the classic Dunk model, the show is available in a red, white and black colorway as well as the more restrained all black (pictured above) and all white colorway. Pre-order a pair from atmos for only $150 USD.
To finish off a fantastic 2012 for both outfits, Canadian retailer Haven and designer of his day Mark McNairy have teamed up on a Holiday 2012 offering. Made up of three silhouettes: the ‘Derby Cap Toe Boot’, the ‘Country Brogue Boot’, and the ‘Army Grain Derby Shoe’, the collection is tight but refined and perfect for finishing off the year. The Derby Cap Toe Boot is an update take on last year’s offering, featuring a black suede upper contrasted with a navy leather toecap and heel stripe. The Country Brogue Boot features a brogue-patterned heel cap and matching heel strip. The Army Grain Derby Shoe gets a distinctly streetwear look, using a pebbled army leather upper contrasted with a white Vibram Cristy sole and yellow storm welt. All three items are now available at Haven’s Online Shop.
Porsche Design – an outfit of the automaker that definitely has a Midas touch when it comes to collaborations – has recently collaborated with adidas to create the Sport Bounce: S³. Featuring an exclusive black and aluminum-toned construction, the sneaker takes a slick, aggressive approach to comfort and performance. With only 500 pairs on sale worldwide, be on the look out for these shoes to drop at the Porsche Design stores and at adidas.com before the holidays.
Those in the market for a fresh pair of wingtips may well consider J. Lindeberg’s offering. Their classic wing tip shoe is done right in a chocolate brown that suits up well with navy or charcoal trousers. Every wardrobe should have a pair of brown shoes ready to go.
Recently making waves with a collaboration with Swedish retail giant H&M, Maison Martin Margiela gets back to their minimalist high-fashion roots with this ‘Clear Sole Leather Oxford’. Nearly seamless, this Made-in-Italy model boasts a semi-transparent sole showing off interior stitching and giving the shoe a certain amount of flare without drawing too much attention. The Clear-Sole Leather Oxford Shoe from Margiela is currently available through Mr. Porter for $760 USD.
A couple of well-known British brands come together in this promising collaboration collection. Gloverall, masters of the Duffle-Coat and Dr Martens, makers of comfortable, durable shoes with the patented ‘Bouncing Soul’. Using ‘C-cloth’, an exclusive Gloverall fabric, the classic 1460 8 hole boot and 1461 3 eye shoe is created in two colours, black and brown, all featuring checked woolen lining, contrasting calf leather binding and a toggle to finish it all off.
The limited-edition Garbstore x Grenson collection for Fall/Winter 2012 features a monkstrap shoe reworked in Navy and Mushroom calf leather suede and English crepe soles. The High Leg Boot, meanwhile, provides a little more protection from seasonal elements with an 8-eyelet silhouette , its uppers constructed from luxury calf leather suede and a calf heel panel. Elsewhere, a hand-cut welted sole provides durability and a dose of traditional style. As always, both footwear options are benchmade by hand in Northampton, England.