Vans presents a classic silhouette in a new make-up for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. The ever-popular Slip-On sneaker comes wrapped in a beautiful navy blue bandana pattern set atop the tried-and-tested vulcanized white midsole. Available now at Vans retailers.
A fitting match between silhouette and aesthetic, Nike celebrates the birth of the nation with this “Independence Day” edition of their Air Force 1 Low sneaker. Not one to play subtlety, the sneaker features a graffiti-style stars and stripes splashed across the upper. Expect this to drop at NSW retailers July 4th.
New Balance Japan has released an edition of four versions of their MRT580 sneaker silhouette. Taking inspirational queues from traditional Japanese artwork, the sneakers feature premium materials like tonal suede, pigskin and 3M reflective mesh. Unlike most New Balance Japan releases, this one can be had in North America through Livestock locations and online.
The Ult-Racer is a lightweight, modern design from Japanese sneaker legends Onitsuka Tiger. The design is both comfortable and incredibly lightweight, it is constructed with elasticated mesh uppers a rubber outsole and an EVA midsole it is finished with classic striped branding. Available now at End.
This summer, Vault by Vans brings the classic Sk8-Hi silhouette to a deluxe form with the next installment of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX. Heel zipper detailing, metal eyelets and rawhide laces create an edgy ambiance in Vans’ traditional color palette of black, navy and red. Luxurious materials such as nubuck, leather and suede infuse the Sk8-Hi’s skateboard roots with a sense of sophistication. Grounded on vulcanized waffle outsoles and marked by the iconic Sidestripe, the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX instills Vans’ rich design heritage in each new colorway. The summer 2014 editions of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX are available this May at select Vault by Vans retailers.
An early First String release for the year for Converse comes as a rethink of their iconic Jack Purcell silhouette. Here they take the low-top Jack Purcell and add a crepe sole, taking it up over the toe but maintaining the designs signature ‘smile’. Made form heavy canvas, the sneaker comes in three colors: white, navy and black. You can pick up a pair now at Haven.
Amsterdam based brand Filling Pieces do exactly what their name intends- fill a gap in the footwear market between street and haute couture, with minimal design and impeccable detailing through high quality product. Their Spring/Summer 2014 collection takes inspiration from texture within the natural world, with these original silhouette Mid Sneakers refreshed with a python embossed premium leather upper in desert monochrome, alongside distinctive Filling Pieces detail such as the padded tongue and heels embossed with the brand logo, alongside metal eyelets, leather lining and vulcanized outsoles. Handmade in Portugal, Filling Pieces also filled a gap, securing themselves alongside other modern design classics.
A combination of Saucony’s “Jazz Original” and “Shadow 5000″ sneaker designs, the “Shadow Original” sees three new colorways released for Spring 2014. All three boast uppers crafted from a combination of premium suede and mesh with leather accents, as well as a cushioned EVA midsole for comfort and athletic performance. You can shop the three new colorways of the “Shadow Original” as well as past editions now at Saucony’s online shop for only $65 USD.
Released last week, Nike has wasted no time in getting some hot new colorways of their new 3.0 Flyknit sneaker out on the scene. Touted as their most comfortable and flexible Flyknit shoe yet, the shoe touts a near weightless design, but is heavy on style. You can pick up a pair now at Nike.
The CVO is one of Sperry’s archive nautical silhouettes, and offers a more casual alternative to the Authentic Original deck shoe. This premium laced sneaker is constructed from premium woven canvas, and features a bright summer print all-over. Anchoring the shoe is Sperry’s patented lazer-cut outsole for superior grip when hanging out on the yacht.