Mark McNairy gives you three choices of suede footwear with this trio. You’ve got your navy Penny Loafer on a thick rubber sole, your navy Derby and your green Brogue. In typical McNairy fashion, they’re all staple silhouettes injected with a sense of whimsy and sartorial exploration. You can shop all three pairs now at Ssense.
From Australian footwear brand Feit comes the “Bio Trainer 1″; a 100% handmade sneaker for Spring/Summer 2014. It is hand sewn from a single piece of vegetable dyed suede or leather and features a buffalo leather footbed that provides padding, absorbs sweat and breathes as it does in nature. After a lengthy design process Feit developed their own 100% natural latex rubber sole made out of the milk of Hevea Brasiliensis (rubber tree). The milk, harvested by hand in France, is poured into steel molds immersed in warm water. After one hour the sole is transferred into a cold water bath. Cold water immersion lasts up to 24 hours and helps to keep the pores open while the material cures. The soles are then placed into a hot air dryer which is lined with hundreds of wooden shelves like that of a bakery. After 24 hours of drying, the soles are re-immersed into cold water for one week until they are trimmed and inspected for imperfections.
This two week journey results in a light and naturally flexible sole that contains no plastic. You can pre-order the “Bio Trainer 1″ from Feit in one of three colorways.
With the re-introduction of the iconic adidas Originals Stan Smith silhouette, countless brands are angling to give their respective take on the shoe, with the latest being Opening Ceremony and this “Baseball” edition. Re-designed as a mid-top, this Stan Smith features stitched stripe detailing reminiscent of a baseball. Available in the navy and white colorways pictured, they’ll be available at Opening Ceremony retailers soon.
British shoemaker Church’s presents its Spring/Summer 2014 Footwear Collection, bringing the discerning gentleman a fine assortment of silhouettes in various colors and materials. With derbys, oxford and monkstraps represents along with desert boots, the Spring/Summer range pairs luxurious materials like leather and suede with variety of beautiful colorways. Head over to Church’s now to get a look at the full collection.
No longer limited to their iconic desert boot, Clarks has released a more refined footwear option in the form of this ‘Edward Limit’ brogue. A premium leather brogue in polished tonal burgundy panels and subtle fading features a welted sole for durability and comfort. Without being overly detailed these brogues are a clean, stylish option for any man out on the town.
Designed by Mark McNairy and made by Sanders & Sanders in Northampton, the New Amsterdam collection is a merging of modern with heritage design to great effect. Using the finest materials and incorporating McNairy’s astute eye for detail to create one of the most anticipated collections of recent years. This Country Brogue is a slight departure for McNairy, with a more traditional tack taken than many of his pieces. Executed in a beautiful navy leather, these are the perfect piece for your fall wardrobe.
One of Britain’s most celebrated boot-makers, Grenson have been in the business of producing the finest quality men’s footwear since the 19th century. The Curt is a classically styled, plain toed Gibson shoe, expertly made and finished in true Grenson fashion.
Recognised by many as the original boat shoe, the Topsider has all the features and classic nuances that have made this iconic style so popular. The uppers are still hand-sewn, the laces use the now famous 360° system, while the eyelets are rust proof and the soles use razor cut wave treading for maximum grip. Put simply, 75 years on the Sperry Topsider is as good as it was then.
This updated version of the iconic classic is constructed from a unique fine woven canvas, giving this summer style a lightweight look and feel.
Los Angeles’ Gourmet gives us a new look at a version of their ’35’ silhouette. The pair is treated in a soft “Mint” micro-synthetic suede upper and is positioned atop an all-black outsole. Once again juxtaposing the technical mindset of runners with the luxe direction of Gourmet, ana arrangement of waxed cotton laces, perforated panels and black full grain leather. You can pick up a pair now at Gourmet.
One of Britain’s most distinguished boot-makers, Grenson have been in the business of producing the finest men’s footwear since the 19th century. The Stanley is Grenson’s famous brogue forming part of their new contemporary Rushden collection, made from their new Navy Alpine Grain leather and retaining all of the classic details that made this a true style icon. Available now at End Clothing.