As a quintessentially British brand, Paul Smith should know a thing or two about styling a brogue. Offering this sleek version of combined pebbled leather and patent creates a dynamism often not seen in the style. The pebbled leather features a slight green hue to set yourself apart from the black-on-black crowd. Available for purchase now at Ssense.
The Blucher, known in England as a ‘Derby’ shoe, is a classic open-laced plain toe shoe design, considered less formal than an ‘Oxford’ shoe. Alden’s Plain Toe Blucher is crafted from calfskin leather, atop a Goodyear welted double leather sole with a rubber ‘Foot Balance’ heel for enhanced comfort and durability. Available now at End Clothing.
The Hamilton Shoe is constructed from superbly smooth and supple leather uppers, in a premium take on a casual moccasin. Hand made in Portugal, they are fully leather lined and feature a detail stitched double layer around the sole, where the leather uppers sit on tonal suede. Featuring the subtle yet satisfying design touches which Folk instill into everything they do, they are a great take on a classic piece of footwear. Available now at End Clothing.
Belgian designer Dries Van Noten introduces his take on the classic leather Derby shoe, injecting some flare with a minimal but eye-catching camouflage outsole. Made in Italy and lined with suede, these shoes are the height of designer luxury, despite having taken a subtle design cue from the military and streetwear cultures. With an extra set of leather laces and a custom dustbag, you can get these shoes now at Trés Bien Shop.
Founded in 1974 by Mauro Sani, who set out to make the best riding boots in the world, Buttero is still owned and run by the Sani family, and shoes like these Perforated Leather Low-Top Sneakers are still handmade in Tuscany. Each shoe is crafted in Italy from the finest 100% calf leather and features contrasting color-treated edging, reinforced metal eyelets and genuine leather laces. A series of precision-cut perforations running in parallel from the eyelets to the outsole make for an interesting look that doubles with functionality in warm summer months. You can pick up a pair now at LuisAviaRoma’s online shop for $395 USD. If leather isn’t your thing, they also offer two identically-styled suede versions.
Maison Martin Margiela presents this attention-grabbing high-top patent leather sneakers in metallic pewter. Details include a concealed brown lace up closure with extended tonal leather eyerow, tonal leather logo patch at tongue. Made in Italy, these sneakers are available now at Ssense for roughly $700 USD.
With the imminent kick-off of Reebok’s global Certified Network — an initiative that sees the celebration of the Reebok Classic Leather’s 30th anniversary through 17 select boutique retailers plus five influencers — Hypebeast present the first reinterpretation of the Classic Leather as done by Sweden’s Sneakersnstuff. Joined by Peter and Erik, the founders of SNS, we are given a detailed break-down of the navy-clad shoe and the inspiration behind each of the added details. With a deep appreciation for the efforts that Reebok has put into the boutique, SNS brings forth a collaboration that embodies the shoe’s 30 years of heritage while paying homage to the country they so proudly call home.
Neil Barrett presents these beautifully refined Purple-Accent Nappa Leather Sneakers. This Italian-made ankle-high silhouette offers a nappa leather and suede paneled upper, tonal laces, metal eyelets and a white rubber sole. Maintaining traditional sneaker aesthetics, the high-quality materials and craftsmanship set this offering apart from your usual kicks. Available now through webstore SSENSE, the English clothier places a price tag of $850 USD on its latest sneaker drop.
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.
As part of the Converse First String Pro Leather Collaboration Series, Stussy New York has already produced two beautiful patchwork versions of the high top sneaker. Now, they’ve moved on to create the Converse Pro Leather Camo. Check out the video below to catch a fleeting glimpse of the new sneaker.