Vans is known for comfort, so it’s no surprise when we see that they work in chambray on this 106 sneaker. The uppers of this lace-up are done in a dark chambray, giving you breathability and comfort, while the soles remain the trusted Vans vulcanized rubber. Available online now.
nonnative‘s Dweller sneaker gets a fresh new treatment in double layered GORE-TEX for the spring / summer of 2011. A clever little casual shoe rendered in three shades of tartan and gingham, the Dweller will start hitting stores in late February of 2011.
With the New Year still fresh in our minds, Nike Sportswear gears up for the Chinese New Year, with this beautiful ‘Year of the Rabbit’ Tennis Classic, exclusive to Nike China. A white low rise tennis sneaker, Nike details the mens model in red, and women’s in gold, the traditional Chinese colors of happiness and prosperity.
With rabbits on the insole, and ’20’ and ’11’ on the tongues, this great sneaker is available online now.
Louis Vuitton has introduced a new streetwear-inspired sneaker boot called the Tribe for its summer 2011 footwear collection. The shoe features a padded, V-shaped patchwork design crafted from calf leather, and the brand’s signature checkerboard Damier Géant canvas on the tongue and heel. It’s available in white, beige, blue and green colourways.
Rick Owens has just released this new high-top leather sneaker from the Spring / Summer 2011 Anthem collection. The shiny black leather shoe sits atop a rubber sole, and is detailed with a lace wrap tie around the collar and metal side zip fastening. Available online now.
Ateliers Arthur provides this first look at its Spring 2011 collection, featuring two popular styles from the Fall 2010 season. The ‘Ourasi’ is a mid-height canvas shoe with cap toebox. The ‘Prime,’ meanwhile, incorporates waterproof, rubberized leather into the upper, and comes in two colourways, including olive green with auburn brown accents. Expect both at select retailers in March 2011.
Nike has revealed this look at its Air Vengeance revival, part of the brand’s vintage runner series. The classic running shoes in black and grey are given a little character with green accents. Their neon swoosh, side panel and speckling detail similarly ensure they stand out. Look for them in stores come Spring.
Vans has released its California Spring 2011 sneaker collection. Following in its minimalist style, the collection’s casual shoes come in bright blues and neutrals. It includes the Chukka del Barco CA in 3 colourways, the 106 Vulcanized CA in 2 colourways, the Zapato Slip CA in two colourways, Style 31 CA in two colourways, the Era CA in two colourways and the Sk8 Hi CA in one colourway. The sneakers are now available online at Proper.
Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 brand meshes sneakers with boots for the Hayworth High, part of the spring 2011 line. A classic high top sneaker design is touched up with bright orange and yellow hiking laces, along with plush padding around the ankles. Support in the ankles and soles for a comforting walk, the Hayworth is available online now.
Sandinista produces the AK Monkey boot, a curious combination of sneaker and boot. Taking a look at the design, you can clearly see the Converse connection on the uppers, making the soft suede ride comfortably on the leg. Meanwhile, the heavy white outsole gives the shoe the definitely look and feel of a boot. Available online in two colorways now.