The second shoe release in Li-Ning‘s relatively new, but contractually long-term collaboration with Miami Heat baller Dwayne Wade is finally released in the form of the Wade All City. The shoe sports whole palm IP injection cushioning technology, a TPU support bar at the arch of the foot and Li-Ning’s “Bounce” cushioning technology. The exterior finds the Wade All City outfitted with premium black leather, nubuck, and mesh, making for a pretty slick looking offering for the courts. The shoe is available now at major Li-Ning retailers for only $80 USD.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini
, the luxury car-maker has teamed up with Prada
on a deluxe 'Car Shoe' moccasin collection. Hand made with meticulous attention to detail, the classic profile features a pebbled calf leather upper and a notched, rubber studded outsole for added grip when putting the pedal to the floor. The moccasin is finished with Lamborghini’s iconic 'Bull' logo on the heel tab and 50th anniversary logo on the laces. The collection consists of three different colors – black, red and blue – all reminiscent of classic Lamborghini tones. A limited edition, expect these to arrive at select Prada shops in a few weeks.
Japanese brand Rain Man has taken to task the problem of how to look good when the rain starts falling. So often, fashion and function just can’t go hand-in-hand when it comes to a healthy downpour, which is why we’re amazed to learn that Rain Man’s styles are all highly waterproof and durable beyond typical footwear in this style. A leather-like material on the upper, moulded from two pieces and sealed throughout provides some seriously unparalleled fashionable fortitude against the elements; styles like Oxfords, Derbys and Brogue boots are stylish and elegant enough to wear almost anywhere. Though currently their retail outfits are only in Japan, you can shop online at Rain Man.
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.
Copenhagen-based Norse Projects has taken to working in partnership with bespoke footwear manufacturer Tricker’s to create this collaborative ‘Blucher’ shoe. This latest collaborative project acts to refine the traditional aesthetic of a classic men’s footwear style; the officer’s blucher shoe. Imbued with a balance of minimalistic detailing and utilitarian execution, function lies at the core of each model. Featuring a crepe outsole, Tonal laces and contrasting leather stitchdown construction, this shoe perfectly showcases the aesthetic tastes of Norse Projects and the refined craftsmanship of Tricker’s. The shoes are available online at Norse Projects.
Dutch designer Eric Hullegie has approached shoe manufacturing in a new an interesting way as part of his latest project. Using vacuum molding technology to create the upper of the shoe the shoe, Hullegie reinterpreted various Camper silhouettes, creating a seamless and stylish end result. Although primarily an artistic excersize, Hullegie’s project makes an interesting point about re-imaginging current production methods to make them less impactful and more efficient.
A.P.C. continue to bring their brand of high quality materials and craftsmanship to the world of footwear with their buckle shoe. Subtly styled with a single monk strap and featuring a crepe sole they are suited for both formal and more dressed down occasions.
The Frye Company, known for their high-quality footwear (in particular, boots) has released this great looking “Chambers Cut Gore” shoe in anticipation of the warmer months. A full-grain leather upper is combined with a suede trim fashioned into chambers to create this elegant take on a simple slip-on. Through use of elastic gores, the slip-on provides maximum comfort without sacrificing style or durability. A white rubber sole and distressed bumper complete overall look. Presented in both the green and blue colorways pictured above, you can expect this shoe to drop in the coming months.
Combining a classic brogue style with touches of modern detailing, T&F Slack’s Kiltie Golf Shoe is typical of T & F Slack’s approach to design. Utilising premium materials and reconditioned vintage tooling, they craft each pair of shoes by hand in their west London factory, with bold touches of contemporary detail and colour.
The Kiltie is a classic oxford style with full brogue detailing throughout. They are crafted from soft calf leather in a classic shade of black and attached to a bright blue micro sole via a contrasting tan welt. The shoes are given a unique twist through a golf-style kiltie over the laces, and are finished with round waxed laces.