J.Crew has long been a company that invites other like-minded brands into their fold to create collaborative products, & for Spring/Summer 2012, J.Crew has called on PRO-Keds to create a custom ‘Royal Master’ sneaker. Featuring the kind of minimal, classic aesthetic both brands are known for, the shoe features an understated style and is mocked up in mostly tonal white/off-white upper. The classic PRO-Keds “powerstripes” are emblazoned across the anterior outer midsole and a gum undersole finish off the retro tone. Availability is now offered through the J.Crew online store. Retail is set at $90 USD.
Japanese retailer atmos has again teamed up with iconic French luxury brand Lacoste on a new sneaker for Summer 2012. The Ingaro is based off of a classic boat shoe silhouette, but brings more sneaker/plimsoll elements into the mix, particularly when it comes to the off-white canvas upper. Keeping with the nautical theme, the shoe is accented by a red strip on the outsole, blue heel tab and a striped lining.
Up & coming Japanese footwear brand Losers introduces its latest Spring/Summer 2012 silhouettes in the form of their ‘Schooler’ collection. Taking inspiration from the litany of plimsolls that have come before it, these beige or navy low-top sneakers features a canvar upper married to a rubber sole. Contrasting white laces, toebox and red tongue make the shoe stand apart, along with their signature V-shaped toe cap. Look for these to hit select Loser retailers soon.
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.
Part of the Converse First String collection, this Pro Leather silhouette may be similar to those released in the past – save for its canvas upper. A simple design with a few signature Converse details adds an update to a classic footwear. The Converse First String Standards Pro Leather Canvas is now available at Boston’s CONCEPTS and First String retailers.
The 2nd edition of the Converse and Stussy Deluxe collaboration sees the release of two sneakers for Summer 2012. This season features sneakers with full camo-print and black option with the Converse logo on the quarter and Stussy logo on the back. Simple design with an easy silhouette for everyday wear.
Check out this new release from Vans in collaboration with Primitive apparel. This Cable Knit Half Cab sneaker is a unique release in that it is all about the details. The shoe was constructed using high quality pig suede with cable knit detailing on the heel collar and top tongue – all in full grey colorway. A gunmetal plaque is added in place of the standard woven branding. A great looking shoe that definitely deserves attention. Included in each pair is a matching beanie and contrasting black laces. Now available at Primitive stores and online shop.
This seasons release of the New Balance H710 goes back to past sport runners that combine athletic design with brighter colors. This release sees the shoes in vivid colorways with suede and nylon-infused uppers. These New Balance H710 athletic footwear will soon be available at selected New Balance retailers.
A solid collection of hiking boots, deck shoes and trainers are released for the Spring 2012 season from Timberland Abington. Designed using premium quality materials such as Horween leather, suede and canvas each one is fitted oN Vibram outsoles to provide longevity and comfort. A great selection with something for everyone, check out the Spring 2012 collection from Timberland Abington, now available at participating retailers.
Released just a few days after the Royal Lo in Sport Red, PRO-Keds unveils its next footwear, the Royal Hi Black. In the silhouette of the basketball shoes of the 1940’s, the Royal Hi Black features a black canvas upper with white rubber soles that sport the PRO-Keds “powerstripes”. Contrasting white laces, white detailed stitching and the PRO-Keds patchwork, on the top ankle finish off the details. The PRO-Keds Royal Hi Black is now avialble at the brand online store for $55 USD.