This past winter, Ronnie Fieg released a highly collaborative collection with Caminando, and the duo once again come together for a Spring/Summer 2012 release. The offering includes a custom Nolita model for Fieg and his New York outfitter, Kith. The low-top pairs will come in Leopard, Navy, Black and Slate colorways with pigskin lining that will prove a godsend as the mercury rises. A padded collar, heel tab, waxed laces, and a Goodyear welted sole bring the shoe together beautifully. Slated to arrive starting at 10:00 a.m. EST on Friday May 25, availability will be made through KithNYC.com and Kith Manhattan
A nice new collaboration comes from NEXUSVII and George Cox for Spring/Summer 2012. The two brands present the Officer Shoes in two suede colorways. The leather toe cap and embossed graphic on the toe cap certainly make these stand out, while still keeping an overall classic look.
We’re used to seeing older styles from Nike getting the Vintage treatment, which was why it was a bit of a surprise to see the Toki recently receive it. Originally released in 2008, the vulcanized chukka is seen here in an off-white canvas upper with a matching Swoosh. The midsole gets dirty here with a little black wash to complete the look.
From Japanese designer Hiroshi Tsubouchi comes these aptly named ‘Shark Sole’ derby shoes. Not only do the gleaming white soles look like the precarious teeth (or fins) of a shark, the deep blue leather uppers are reminiscent of the briny depths. Hiroshi Tsubouchi has been working with shoes since 1977 and is today known as one of Japans finest shoemakers. His signature is the combination of classic designs and shapes with more innovative details, colors and materials. These are no exception, with premium leather uppers, white laces and Tri-colored ripple sole. Made in Japan, they’re available at Tres Bien Shop.
An interesting new shoe has released this week from the visvim Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. The Areni Folk comes with a full Italian vegetable tanned leather upper, Buffalo heel hide cup support, natural cork foot bed and of course the necessary Vibram outer sole. Three colors of the shoe are coming to stores this week.
B store is keeping up their trend of well chosen collaborations with this collection created by Underground shoes. B store’s Matthew Murphy says about the collab, “We wanted to continue collaborations with English heritage brands, which lead us to look into different cult movements from London. Underground were originators of the creeper with an amazing heritage and following.” The collection features Hi boots and ankle shoes in navy leather, prince of wales check and leopard. These pieces will be available through stockists worldwide as the season approaches.
Rachel Comey makes some of the nicest men’s shoes out there today, & this ‘Palmer’ derby brogue is no exception. The beautifully detailed black leather uppers are secured with welt construction to a handmade stacked leather sole & heel with partial rubber cap. Finishing the shoe off is an tan/orange leather lining for the ultimate in comfort. You can get a pair now at Penelope’s.
After introducing you to their Addison Cap-Toe Oxfords last week, Yuketen have delivered a special makeup of their Country Ranger made expressly for Up There Store. Available in Tobacco, they’ve taken one of Yuketen’s most popular silhouettes the Country Ranger and given the State Forest Ranger inspired moccasin a coarse grain tobacco leather upper, and paired it off with a thick and rugged SBR outer sole. Hand crafted in the United States, the Country Ranger is a silhouette that perfectly represents the heritage of traditional shoe-making that Yuketen is keeping alive today, whilst doing justice to incredible materials, and craftsmanship that goes into each and every stitch of the manufacturing process. The Country Ranger is available in extremely limited numbers both in store and online at Up There.
The Christian Laboutin Daddy Panama Geometrico Loafer is something to see. Using a black and cream colorway, the loafer features geometric patterning through its weave construction which offers a slight textural effect. The two front leather tassels, black grosgrain trimmed edges and (as with all Laboutin shoes) the signature ‘red sole’ round out the features. The Laboutin Daddy Panama Geometrico Loafer is available to purchase through Matches.
Two sneakers are released from Saturdays Surf NYC as part of their Spring apparel collection. The first release is called ‘Mike’, a lace-up staple in a high-top model. The Second is called ‘Jay’ in a classic sneaker silhouette. Both Mike and Jay come in black, burgundy and blue colorways and are now available to purchase from Saturdays Surf NYC stores an online shop.