Today, Keds launches the Grunge sneaker from its Century Collection, an homage to the 1990s. Inspired by the grunge movement, and the simplistic fashion and anticommercialistic edge of those alternative rock pioneers, the Grunge is a limited edition denim sneaker, available online and in-store now. For those shopping for their ladies, Keds also offers plaid slip ons from the same collection.
With a rebellious attitude, and a fine combination of quality and style, Rockadelic previews this upcoming spring 2011 collection shot by Roxanne Lowit. Launched by designer Alison Muskat, the line features fashion forward designs that cross that fine bridge between high fashion and casual footwear.
Dress up your jeans with some quality suede loafers, or dress down a suit with some sneakers. Each piece is made using only top quality materials selected by Muskat, and each shoe features a full foam memory sock for comfort. The first holiday collection will hit shelves this month, so take the opportunity to get a firsthand look at this promising new line.
Tod’s does its own take on the buckled loafer, with the Morsetto Formale, a handsome option in a rich medium colored brown. Craftsmen in Italy put together soft brown leather onto a rubber sole, into a apron toe design, and add a small metal buckle. The result is a fine bit of casual luxury. Available online.
Silas has collaborated with British company Sanders for an upcoming spring 2010 collection. The collaboration will feature a light beige derby and a dark brown wing brogue for you to choose from. Get one, or both, from Zozo Town.
H By Hudson shows a willingness to blend casual shoe comfort with formal shoe style in the form of the Moon, a black lace-up shoe. Featuring a black, aged leather cut into a modern lace-up style, the Moon is available online now.
Salvatore Ferragamo shows off an impressive understanding of understated luxury with the Fiesole, a rich brown blucher. It’s a careful mixture of both classical shoe design and quality materials, with top quality Italian leather cut into a five-eyelet pattern. Available online now.
Timberland has collaborated with singer Pharrell Williams’ Bionic Yarn company to create a collection of 90 shoes and boots for the outdoor clothing company. For you eco-friendly guys out there, you’ll be happy to know that Bionic Yarn prides itself in creating fabrics made from 50% cotton and 38% recycled plastic bottles. The line drops in January, so do your part for the environment and grab a pair in the new year.
Going for a slightly more poetic vibe, Neil Barrett crafts this black ‘Dickensian’ boot. What’s the idea? Barrett uses dark brown leather to construct a high top sneaker design with reinforced ankle padding, and tough construction, qualities that would serve any tragic character good as he pounds the pavement. Available online now.
Change up your every day shoe attire with B Store‘s Victor shoe. Made from grey panelled suede, the Victor shoe features a lace-up fastening and a rounded toe. Pair it with your favorite jeans and blazer for a more polished look. Get your pair online from the B Store.
The HUGO by Hugo Boss line is known for putting a bit of a more modern twist on men’s classics, and these Pacome patent leather derbys prove that point handsomely. See how the classic plain toe design is given a modern day makeover with a coppery metallic finish, resulting in a fine, shiny finish. Available online now.