Luxury design house Givenchy has made some serious headway with their offerings of decidedly luxurious sneakers favored by rappers and the wealthy alike. For this Velro-strap mid-top sneaker, Givenchy’s signature star branding is forgone in favor of a more subdued embossed logo. An angle-cut collar gives the shoe a decidedly fashion-forward feel, but on the whole the sneaker is classic streetwear; with a simple paneled design and a perforated toebox. High-fashion footwear like these Givenchy kicks will set you back though, you can pick a pair up now at Ssense for $560.
Designer Hussein Chalayan and Puma team up yet again to produce the Glide II Mid for Spring/Summer 2013. Known for some pretty unique designs, the Glide II is one of Chalayan’s more tempered approaches to Puma’s silhouettes. The sneaker is marked by its rugged weathered appearance thanks to a burnished suede and canvas upper and its wedge shape with a flat glossy black vulcanized sole. Other details include a lightly padded heel collar, tonal black overlays and hidden lace loops. Available for $210, the shoes can be ordered through Kith NYC.
Givenchy presents these unique gigh-top vegetable-tanned leather boots in black for Winter 2012. Featuring a round moc toe, tonal lace-up closure and eyelets, and most notably a white accent stripe down the tongue and apron. Perhaps to appeal to the vertically challenged, the boot has a substantial raised black foam sole. Made in Italy, they’re available now at Ssense.
The Christian Laboutin Daddy Panama Geometrico Loafer is something to see. Using a black and cream colorway, the loafer features geometric patterning through its weave construction which offers a slight textural effect. The two front leather tassels, black grosgrain trimmed edges and (as with all Laboutin shoes) the signature ‘red sole’ round out the features. The Laboutin Daddy Panama Geometrico Loafer is available to purchase through Matches.
The latest drop from adidas Skateboarding are the ‘Seeley’ and ‘Busenitz’. The busenitz arrives in two versions while the Seeley drops in black canvas uppers. Wouldn’t be without the signature three stripes, both models are now available through Alive & Well and through participating retailers.
Upgraded this year are the Supermarines sneakers by Outlier and Feit. The footwear arrives this year in 3 colorways of ghost, navy and black. Handcrafted using two materials with an exterior made of water resistant and breathable Supermarine cotton. The inner layer construction is of a double layer of french calf leather. The 2012 edition of the Supermarines are now available to pre-order at the outlier online store.
The O by O Collection from adidas comes the release of the Doley Sneaker, created by football legend David Beckham and Undefeated co-founder James Bond. Arriving in options of black or white, the sneakers are created with matte leather uppers with waxed round laces with the black option featuring a “Y” leather detailing on the toe-box. The minimalist design for both shoes are accented with a blue suede heel panel and golden adidas logo. Inspired by traditional menswear design, the Doley Sneakers are now available through the adidas online store and stockist worldwide.
Finding the perfect balance between a creeper shoe and monk straps is the Edge Shoe from UK brand AllSaints. The design is an all black soft leather, with a stained black crepe sole and side buckle fastening. The design is extremely simple offering a sleek finish and a bit of edge to any wardrobe.
Jimmy Choo is renowned for producing high-end shoes that immediately make a statement for anyone who wears them and extending that landscape of statement-making footwear is the Belgravia Scored High Top. The simple design of the scored black leather and suede top may contrast the sometimes loud and bold designs of other entries yet it feels as though it belongs to stand alongside Jimmy Choo’s greatest. The Belgravia Scored High Top is now available for purchase at the Jimmy Choo online shop.
Coming up for February 2012, Nike is releasing the SB Zoom Stefan Janoski sneaker. Featuring a leather and suede upper, it comes in a great mix of dark tones. This colour combination places a black leather overlay along the side of the shoe, sitting atop a blue suede-based upper.
The shoe will also come in two other colourways Hay/White/Gum Light Brown/Black and Black/Light Graphite.