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.
adidas continues to innovate in the sneaker world, this time taking two of their premiere technologies: ClimaChill and PrimeKnit and applying them to their CC sneaker silhouette. Available in the three colors pictured, the shoe is designed to keep the foot cool during exertion and promote the evaporation of sweat. The CC also features an adiprene+ midsole, which allows air to move beneath the foot. Check out adidas for more information on availability.
Always expanding their NikeiD customization program, Nike has added the fantastic premium option of decking your Air Force 1 out in cork. Available in men’s and women’s versions of both the Hi and Low-top Air Force 1, users can select what level of cork coverage the sneaker will feature, maximizing it out at pretty much everything except the outside and laces. Along with branding, lacing and various other options, customers will be able to select from two shades of cork. For those interested the Nike Premium iD cork Air Force 1 can be customized here now.
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.
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.