Sandinista produces the AK Monkey boot, a curious combination of sneaker and boot. Taking a look at the design, you can clearly see the Converse connection on the uppers, making the soft suede ride comfortably on the leg. Meanwhile, the heavy white outsole gives the shoe the definitely look and feel of a boot. Available online in two colorways now.
The Basquiat, paint-splattered look will never go out of style, as Maison Martin Margiela proves with these painted effect sneakers. A pair of white trainers are treated with bright red paint, resulting in an unfinished, ragged bit of charm. Available for pre-order at Farfetch now.
Onitsuka Tiger and Reality Studio team up for this fun variant of the Fabre Light. A soft cream colored leather shoe with red contrast liner, the sneaker includes a beautiful fringing along the laces and on the heel. The cumulative result is a sharp looking shoe with a real sense of motion generated from the fringe. Available exclusively at Onitsuka retailers in January of 2011.
Nike digs deep for the Air Pegasus ’89, a throwback sneaker featuring a remarkable grey, orange and red coloration pattern. A classic running shoe, the uppers are rendered in shades of grey, while the outsole is done in red and orange. Finishing off the look are fine teal details on the tongue to really make the colors pop. See it as part of the spring 2011 releases.
Airwalk recently sent a pair of their Tennis yellow Jim sneakers to the office, and we were able to take them around for a bit of a stroll. A re-issue of the classic Jim shoe, these sneakers are comfortable and light on the feet, with a bright fuzzy yellow outer, reminiscent of tennis balls. A bright pair of attention grabbing shoes, they’re available now from Airwalk and at select Airwalk stockists.
adidas releases the David Beckham (or DB) Doley Lux, an understated casual sneaker, breaking away from its traditional arrangements. Going for a more classic shape and design, in the vein of Converse, the Doley Lux is rendered in soft brown leather, with a white outsole, and simple cap toe. A great, clean casual shoe, it’s available online now.
All we want for Christmas are some vintage Nike Dunks, like the ones showcased in this new Dunk Low Vintage Pack. It’s a blast from the past, with four classic dunks ranging from classic Lakers gold-and-purple to Knicks orange-and-white home colors being showcased. Due for release in 2011, we can’t wait.
Diesel produces the Speed, a pair of ultra futuristic sneakers with a unique metallic finish. A low top design, blue and silver colorations with a unique Diesel logo on the tongue and heel makes this a flashy shoe, comfortable enough for the guys who like to stay out all night. Available online now.
La MJC and colette team up again for another great shoe collab, the ‘Vivre Sans Temps Mort’, or ‘Life Without Dead Time’, a flash variant of the New Balance 1500. A fresh pair of red and white casual sneakers with insoles bearing the ‘Vivre Sans Temps Mort’ message, these sneakers are going on sale December 18th, 2010 at colette and at Cool Cats. We can’t wait.
Nike Sportswear releases the SFB chukka, a chukka variant of its Special Forces Boot. We just can’t decide what to call this; it’s got a bit of chukka styling, a bit of winter boot toughness, and Nike’s sneaker sensibilities. A truly unique shoe made with suede uppers with nylon paneling, this extremely limited edition boot is available online now.