Japanese footwear brand Cause has just dropped some love on us, in the form of this fall / winter 2010 collection. Two sets of mocs are what hit us hardest here, with one a zip-up puffer-style moccasin grabbing eyes and attention with its ambitious design and side-zipper.
Toronto-brand Ransom is at it once again with another collaboration with Adidas for their Fall/Winter 2010 line. The previous collections have all been huge hits within the Toronto and online shoe community. The Strata is another hit, mixing simplicity with an outdoor feel in their shoes. This one comes in 4 colourways, and are expected to be sold out quickly. They will be available in the third quarter of 2010 at select Ransom retailers.
From Adam Kimmel‘s fall / winter 2010 collection comes this quirky take on the popular desert boot pattern – specifically, they’re velvet. The boot gives off that hard, rugged man impression, but the velvet takes the edge off, creating the perfect hard-soft duality. Available at colette now.
Martin Margiela releases these Replica Sneakers for their Fall / Winter 2010 collection. Leather lined, featuring lambskin uppers and calf-split panels, these are the perfectly antiquated shoe for a relaxed and easy look. Replicated from a pair of Austrian sneakers from the 1970s, the white washing of the shoe make for a convincing claim that you found these treasures simply lying around in your parents’ basement. Kick it old school and grab a pair online from Oki-Ni.
From its spring / summer 2010 collection, Bottega Veneta creates a woven sneaker for the warmer months. Practical, stylish and infinitely wearable, the beautiful woven pattern screams summer, while the all-white coloration makes this the perfect footwear for the upcoming white party season. For those looking to live a bit more stealthy, it’s also available in an all-black colorway.
Italian label BePositive has released a lookbook for their Fall / Winter 2010 Collection. Consisting of some classic models and silhouettes, such as chukkas, high boots, deck shoes, and sneakers; the brand keeps the collection grounded in a world of sophisticated mens footwear. Using the highest quality leathers and suedes, and exquisite finish to each product, each piece is elevated to a level of luxury many of these models never see from other brands.
Wolverine‘s 1000 Mile fall / winter 2010 collection is a very impressive look at what this shoewear company’s been up to. In short? It’s a deep collection full of quality pieces that mesh craftsmanship with style. Sleek designs feature polished leather and luxurious touches like broguing, while maintaining Wolverine’s rough living reputation.
Abington is Timberland’s new upscale diffusion line, and this preview of the fall / winter 2010 collection gives you a good feel for what that means. What it means is solid Timberland construction and style, but with an aesthetic twist. Knobby clunky boots are rounded into smooth city-chic boots. A very nice preview of this upscale offering from Timberland.
Dynamic Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons has released new styles for his Fall / Winter 2010 sneaker collection specially for Parisian retailer, Colette. With a distinct biker boot aesthetic, these Hi-Tops are strong, hard, and screaming of Raf Simons’ contemporary minimalist aesthetic. With a combination of leather and canvas, and the edition of velcro straps, these are a sleek and intelligent alternative to your everyday Hi-Top.
Gourmet‘s collection for Spring / Summer 2010 has plenty of vibrant, contemporary picks for the summer, highlighted by these Uno ‘L’ models. These exquisite updates on the classic high top are thoroughly modern and pack a lot of punch in both pale yellow and olive texturized leather uppers, and a delicious cotton canvas linen lining. Top it all off with waxed cotton laces, and you have a feast for the eyes in these handsomely unique sneakers. Find these and other colourways from Gourmet.