Fred Perry offers these Coxson canvas plimsoll sneakers, a great choice for summer. The Lightweight, low profile lace-ups consist of simple canvas uppers with corded laces and contrast stitching, and are branded with an embroidered logo wreath at the heel. Finished with a smooth rubber midsole and textured, gum rubber sole, you can get them online.
We find that The Bathing Ape Ultra Skull STA sneakers are a surprising change in style from the brand. A lot of BAPE‘s products tend to be flashy and multi-colored, but here they’ve gone with a crisp clean look that’s easy on the eye.
These white leather features features a black shooting star insignia on the side and a very light silhouette of the trademark ape head on the tongue of the shoe. Available in several other colorways, these are available for purchase through BAPE outlets.
This is not the first time Italian company, Diemme has mixed the traditions of a dressy upper with the look and performance of a sneaker sole. With these surprisingly fetching Asolo Wings, Diemme uses a suede, brogue wing tip as the basis of the structure and completes the bottoms with a simple white, gum sole reminiscent of a Vans Era. The Asolo Wings are leather lined and feature cord laces. Perhaps a bit steep at $327(USD), they can be purchased online now.
Nike will be relaunching its Air Venture (Vector) this summer in several new colourways but will start with two dark toned models and the third in white upper with red accents. As part of the beloved “V” series, and originally known as the Vector, the cross country favourite is back for a new generation of stylish runners. Watch for the gorgeous off white and lime green version dropping soon. The new Nike Venture is available online.
Vans Off The Wall has managed to produce a surprisingly mature shoe with the release of their Cobern sneaker design for the Fall 2011 collection. The smooth leather upper, and rubber midsole and sole are available in four different colorways; brown, navy, white, and black. Vans fans can spiff up their usual sneaker collection with these shoes upon their June 1st release.
It seems as though variations on Nike’s Air Jordan, will be a company touchstone for many years yet. An absolutely iconic shoe, the Air Jordan has seen many style tweaks since it’s inception, and this 2.0 release will be no different. Capitalizing on the already popular silhouette of recent “Jordan” issues, The 2.0 version looks similar to its predecessors but with a few new elements. The Air max sole visibly extends through the length of the shoe and in bright red is a stand out marker. However, Nike does it’s best to maintain the Air Jordan tradition of simplicity and does not over embellish these latest offerings. The Nike Air Jordan 2.0 will be available in several colourways in July 2011.
Sneaker customizer ‘Twitch’ has taken a pair of Nike Toki sneakers and hand-painted a design inspired by Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave Off Kanagawa’. The shoes, which are most certainly one of a kind, are being auctioned off here on Ebay right now, with 100% of the proceeds going to relief for the earthquake-ravaged nation. If there was ever a time for sneakerheads to crack open their wallets and pay out, this would certainly be it.
Roden Gray from Canadian label and outfitters wings + horns let’s us have a peek at their upcoming shoe design, a hi-cut sneaker which has us pretty excited for their release this Fall / Winter 2011. The sneaker has a clean-cut, black-on-black, premium leather and suede design with white midsoles. What really sets the shoe apart is the zipper detail on the sides, which is the defining touch on this high-quality sneaker. No price or release date has been set, but more information on the shoe will be available in the upcoming months.
DVS Cycling, an offshoot division of DVS Shoes, has collaborated with Cinelli bicycles to release the Luster Collection, an awesome new cycling footwear line. The sneakers are customized to suit bikers’ needs, boasting breathable leather sides, pig suede toes for improved pedal grip, and a reflective foxing tape stripe.
Along with being functional, the shoes also look cool enough for non-bikers to wear as well. Available in black or grey leather, with complimentary color accents on the shoelaces and the Cinelli logo on the tongue, we’re looking forward to their release this Summer / Fall 2011.
California sneaker house SeaVees, proves there’s nothing better than simplicity when it comes to summer wear with these black Army Issue kicks. Inspired by the sneakers of 1960s military bases SeaVees once again delivers a perfectly understated sport shoe. Because of it’s retro styling, they likely suit a casual outfit rather than actual athletic activity. But SeaVee’s renowned quality and sturdiness is maintained heal to toe, and if they’re good enough for Uncle Sam, they’re good enough for us. Available online.