Silent’s first collection has debuted, and if their High Leather Sneaker is any indication, its got some serious artsy quality to it. The hightop features a well distressed stone and tan leather with a stitched suede band across the toe cap. Tied together with a matching outsole and laces, Silent is obviously making quick strides towards popularity.
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The new offerings from Christian Louboutin have popped up, and they’re certainly a pleasure to see. The all star inspired canvas sneaks are full of little details that set them apart from the crowd. With an incredibly light color palette these shoes look more like cupcakes than canvas. The slight pink hew to the leather detail is grounded nicely by a mainly silver mesh upper, and all if it is given some kick with a candy red sole. Little hints like the stitching, leather inserts, and metallic emblems are signs of a well constructed shoe inspired by a classic, rather than a cheap knock off of one. Available at the Christian Louboutin shop in West Hollywood.
Undefeated’s collaboration with New Balance has resulted in the new ‘Desert Storm 1500′. The design was inspired from the desert-specific military designs that became iconic during the Gulf War of the early 90’s. Featuring light and dark brown on the uppers, the shoe pops with accents of red and blue inspired from a operation Desert Storm patch. Also featured is premium suede to ensure that these sneakers are ready for any battle. Available soon at Undefeated retail stores.
Japanese Fashion label Ato has released an updated version of their Velcro Sneaker called the Studs Velcro Sneaker. The top of the sneaker includes studding detail and two large velcro straps that hide the laces.
Available in either black or white, the sneakers are a combination of leather and patent leather. The white version is accented with a shiny silver stud, and the black feature tone on tone studs.
Belgium born Paris based designer Kris van Assche releases images of his Kris van Assche Fall/Winter 2010 Sneakers. The collection predominantly consists of high top sneakers that play around with the panels on the designs and lacing techniques rather then color and material. The shoes come in tones of grey and black and white and are made from mostly leather and suede.
I’m sure you’ve seen all the new and different fabrics being used for sneakers, but check out Maison Martin Margiela’s 22 line, flock velvet sneakers. The sneaker is completely made of a flock velvet treatment, even including the outsole. These low tops can be bought out of the Tres Bien Shop, so get yours now.
Louis Vuitton presents their Tower sneaker collection for the summer of 2010, and it brings many classic silhouettes together. The collection has silhouettes you may have seen from some Nike footwear (possibly Trainers and Dunks), and you also see the vulcanised sole; that we all have come to adore. As of now, we see three pairs of the tower sneaker, in a black high top, white with navy trim low top. Along with the white low, we see another low top in navy blue,white, and green trim. All three sneakers are embossed with the Louis Vuitton symbols, and are draped in premium leather.
J.S. Homestead takes a contemporary look for low-top sneakers, and then spices it up with warm wool. These J.S. Homestead Sunny Sports Wool Sneakers would be a good accent to any sneaker collection. Simple, great colorway, and a low-top you can wear with anything. The sneaker is laced five eyelets, a thick salt and pepper wool upper, a thick, black vulcanized band around the top of the outsole, and finally, a thick, white patterned outsole. Make sure you get yours, especially at JOURNAL STANDARD.