Andrew McDonald provides us with a close look at some of the shoes that he’s worked on for the fall / winter 2010 season. The pieces feature some rough and rugged designs, with worn, distressed leather, unfinished laces and other rough edges to give them a sort of vintage appeal.
Dior Homme releases their line up of sneakers for their Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, and it’s an exciting mix of revamped styles, and new ideas. Kris Van Assche does well to meld characteristics of heavy outdoor footwear with classic sneaker designs. An earthy pallette does well for the season, and a good play of texture, and material makes this sneaker collection another slam dunk from Kris Van Assche’s dramatic and refined sensibilities.
We’ve got a quick preview at the first Christian Louboutins from the upcoming fall / winter 2010 collection. Featuring wild black-and-white zebra stripe on both, we’ve got one pair of studded slip-ons as well as a pair of desert boots with rich red contrast uppers. No word on when we’ll see them in stores yet.
Here we get a great look at Givenchy’s upcoming fall-winter line. The variety of models is more than enough to get you through the seasons, with high-tops, low-tops, and even a Red Wing-esque boot. The line is focused on the darker side of the spectrum with most models sporting a gray and black color scheme as well as thick set soles and strong black bands thrown in around the upper sections. Just looking through this collection has us planning for post labor day fashion already.
The Vans Fall/Winter 2010 Versa is a shoe that has been created with hardcore skateboarders in mind. The shoe will be available in with a few material choices: premium suede with canvas uppers, or oil suede with leather uppers. It will feature a slimmer profile, high-grade EVA midsole and a very tech-sounding ‘BoardFeel XD’ construction.
The shoe was designed to have the perfect look both on and off a skateboard, complete with a bottom that will deliver the grip, cushioning and performance every professional boarder seeks. Look for these to be released later this year.
Rag & Bone has you covered for formal footwear for the fall / winter season of 2010. Little birds tell us that the soft crepe sole are the big draw here, but we’re attracted to the earthy colors, high quality craftsmanship, and fine stitching and punch-hole decoration. There are four styles here for you to consider, with boots and even penny loafers ready for your review.
Raf Simons showcases with upcoming Fall Winter 2010 collection. With a variety of styles and color choices, the collection provides modern takes on the sneaker silhouette in both hi’s and low’s. Premium leathers, corduroys, and other textures appear throughout the collection, which goes heavy on straps over laces.
To go along with with Trussardi 1911’s Fall/Winter camo luggage “binge”, they have come out with a stellar pair of high-top sneakers for the occasion. Equipped for the season, the sneaker is accented in grade-A quality suede and canvas, wrapped with an exquisite gum sole. The Italian company has yet again outdone themselves.
Perfect for the Fall weather, I give you the eight eyelet deck boots by Rogues Gallery. All hand made, the boot is wrapped in rich, premium leather all in a black colorway. The boots will cost you a hefty $498, but it is completely worth it. Purchase them right here, at Rogues Gallery.
As previously shown on in Ransom’s Fall/Winter preview, Ransom and adidas came out with a hopeful success for quality shoes and boots. So far the line features three different pairs, including a mid-top boot (The Summit’s), a pair of mid-top leather sneakers (The Creek’s), and a chukka or desert boot inspired sneaker (The Dune’s). The Summit’s feature a suede upper, six eyelet lace, and thick, rubber outsole. The Creek’s are covered in fine grain leather, five eyelet lacing, and rich stitching. Lastly, the Dune’s are an all suede upper, five eyelet’s, with a thicker sole for a pair of sneakers. Each pair features the “Ransom by adidas” logo on the tongue, and multiple colorways as well. These aren’t available yet, but they will be soon, here.