Designed by Mark McNairy and made by Sanders & Sanders in Northampton, the New Amsterdam collection is a first class merging of modern styling with heritage. Using the finest materials and incorporating McNairy’s astute eye for detail, this is one of the most anticipated collections of recent years. A clean and simple take on a classic style, the Commando Sole Low Boot is a prime example of the collection’s on top quality construction and expertly executed design. Bench made in Northampton, England, they feature full grain uppers with a subtly contrasting heel panel and a Goodyear welted to a classic British Dainite sole unit. Available now at End.
Nike’s Roshe Run silhouette has been a runaway success in the few seasons since it’s launch, endearing both the athletically-minded and sartorialists alike. The latest “Split Toe” pack is one of our favorite editions of the sneaker, with a semi-contrasting toebox giving the shoe a really distinct look. Available in Military Blue/Tribe Gree, Anthracite/Venom and Mica Green/Summit White, you can pre-order the new Roshe Run Split-Toe at End.
Forever innovating, even with their established silhouettes, adidas Originals have released the ZX Zero sneaker for Spring/Summer 2014. A more aero edition of the sneaker, the ZX Zero uses a full-length mesh ‘sock’ as an underlayer, given shape by a synthetic skeleton of sorts. ADIPRENE® cushioning in the midsole gives it some technical comfort, and the overall look is impressive. The adidas Originals ZX Zero will hit retailers starting March 1st in the colorways pictured below.
Though it may look like your standard, iconic Chuck Taylor All-Star at first glance, Converse’s 1970′s remake of the shoe is decidedly different in the details. Constructed from a heavyweight canvas upper, the fabric for each pair starts as natural white and is dyed, just like the original process. Raised foxing around the sole and added cushioning at the interior give the shoe a more substantial look and feel. Rendered in colors original to the era, you can pick up a pair at Converse retailers for $80 USD.
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.
Taking some of their classic silhouettes for Spring/Summer 2014 and giving them a more high-fashion ‘dark’ look, adidas Originals unveils their new “Oil Spill” sneaker pack. The “Oil Spill” offering takes three classic adidas silhouettes: the Enforcer, Tech Super and the newly revived Stan Smith, and sees them rendered in a beautiful Italian leather. The leather uppers are specially treated to give them an “Oil Slick” effect, at times varying in color from gloss black to a rainbow of shades. Fans will be able to any of these “Oil Spill” editions beginning February 1 from adidas Originals retailers.
One of adidas Originals‘ most iconic athletic silhouettes, the ZX8000, is back in a pair of new colorways for Spring/Summer 2014. Originally released in 1989 as hardcore distance running shoe, the ZX8000 has developed a substantial fanbase among the fashion-forward. Available in green/zest/white and ink/electricity/white colors, the shoe features a lightweight mesh uppers with premium suede accents and adidas’ technical “Torsion” midfoot support. You can find both colorways now at adidas Originals.
Increasingly, athletic-oriented footwear has become a high-fashion staple, thanks in no small part to the introduction of stylish and technical sneakers like Nike’s Roshe Run model. Insanely popular since its release, Nike is set to raise the bar yet again with the introduction of the ‘Natural Motion’ edition: an even more flexible and comfortable take on the sneaker. With a sole shared with the Nike Free series of sneakers, the shoe provides the ultimate level of flexibility for the wearer (making these a great shoe to pack while traveling, since they basically fold in half). The upper has been scaled back, featuring a protective lacing system and taped seams for super sleek look. Available in four colorways: black, red, blue and Volt, look for the Roshe Run to drop in early March at select Nike Retailers.
First releasing the bright “Samba” collection last year, this season adidas takes to their “Copa Mundial” silhouette for a bright redesign for Spring/Summer 2014. The iconic football boot has been reworked in eye-watering colors, no doubt a nod to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Since revealing three new colorways of the Kobe 9 Elite, Nike has given us a closer look at two limited edition NRG colorways of the sneaker ahead of its release. Both of these great colorways feature leather accents that blend well with knit uppers. Look for these exclusively at Nike’s New York Flagship, 21 Mercer Street.