Always collaborative when it comes to footwear, Ace Hotel has teamed up with Vans to create a limited edition version of their iconic Era 59 sneaker. Created to commemorate the opening of Ace Hotel’s new downtown Los Angeles location, the sneakers feature a black leather upper intermixed with tonal black canvas and contrasting brass eyelets. Waxed cotton laces and co-branded insoles finish off the look. You can pick up a pair of these Era 59′s at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles and Ace’s web shop beginning June 23 (Go Skateboarding Day).
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Nike Sportswear gives a summertime nod to the cities of Los Angeles, Chicago and New York with a selection of floral-print Balzer Mid’s. Featuring eye-catching all-over floral prints contrasted with suede swooshes, these shoes are a great combination of vintage feel with modern treatments. The LA pair features a “Birds of Paradise” prints, while Chicago has chrysanthemums as a nod to the city’s official flower, and New York is represented by the dandelion. The Floral City pack will drop at Nike Sportswear retailers and Nike starting May 31st.
In celebration of the year of the snake, Gourmet Films presents its second visual installment for Fall 13 which features the snake pack. The assortment includes the 35, Cinque, Rossi, and the women’s Uno. All 6 models are draped in different color ways of embossed snake print giving them a bold aesthetic on. The pack is now available in stores and online.
Los Angeles brand, Creative Recreation releases their very unique sneakers called the Defeo. Offered in three midsole colorways, the shoe mixes together the sneaker silhouette with the design of a wingtip brogue shoe on the toe cap and heel. Creatively different, the Defeo is a great option to wear during Summer days and can easily transition as footwear for evening get-togethers. The Dafeo sneaker from Creative Recreation is available through participating retailers and Zappos.
Do you enjoy free swag? Do you dig Creative Recreation footwear? Do you love to bathe in the glorious sunshine? If you’ve answered yes to any or all of the above questions, then this post is for you. Creative Recreation are giving away a trip to Los Angeles for two where you’ll meet & greet with the CR design team. You’ll also be given tickets to a show at the Hollywood bowl, a VIP salon experience, and Creative Recreation shoes, natch.
Head over here to enter. Good luck and godspeed!