Vans kicks off spring by bringing denim to the uppers of some of our most popular silhouettes. The Suede/Denim editions of the Era and Sk8-Hi add some style to our skate shoe champions, pairing standard suede construction with crispy hits of denim at each quarter panel. An additional offering of Acid Denim colorways is exclusive to the Era and channels the grunge vibe of the ‘90s with acid washed uppers. Both packs of Denim Classics are available now at key Vans retailers.
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.
French label Pierre Hardy releases a bold new colorway of the already distinct “Side-Zip” silhouette for Spring/Summer 2013. Drawing off a classic high-top, Pierre Hardy gives the silhouette a more contemporary remake with high-fashion elements. Constructed from a high-grade tan leather, the shoe’s appearance is dominated by the presence of a hot pink zipper running along the exterior of the shoe. Other elements include cushioned ankle support, a high ankle strap and metallic eyelets. Pierre Hardy’s Side Zip sneaker is available now at Japanese retailer RESTIR for around $600 USD.
Nike attempts to cure your winter blues with a version of their Solarsoft Moccasin in an “Atomic Teal” colorway. Mixing a braided suede upper with hits of dark grey on the heel and lining, the entire look is rounded out with a Solarsoft foam sole that blends nicely with the lighter-than-air look of the sneaker. Expect to see the Nike Solarsoft Moccasin “Atomic Teal” at select retailers in the coming weeks.
New Balance releases a video that walks viewers through the step-by-step process of shoe production at its Flimby, England factory. The pair of shoes seen in the video are the New Balance 577 “Farmers’ Market” sneakers, which feature tonal green suede and tweed interior, a reflection of its rural England origins.
Our Legacy hacve introduced this impressive, updated version of their derby shoe most notably with the wedge crepe sole being replaced with a natural storm welt and double leather sole. The waxy leather is switched to a dark, smooth anthracite suede with black laces providing a minimalist look for the warmer months of the year. Available now from Tres Bien.
n.d.c. release espadrilles in loafer silhouette. Using the Theo model, these espadrilles sport the braided detailing in the traditional location and are created with soft suede and leather tassel detail. Available in two colorways of distressed brown and navy, these espadrille release from n.d.c. are available at Por Vocacao.
Check out these suede shoes – a new release from New York label Size sur Vingt. Constructed with perforated leather, the shoes arrive in colorways of medium grey, green, brown and bright navy with coordinating colored sole accents and laces. These shoes are guaranteed to make big statement, perfect for those with bigger attitudes. Pick yours up, now available from Size sur Vingt.
Check out this new release from Vans in collaboration with Primitive apparel. This Cable Knit Half Cab sneaker is a unique release in that it is all about the details. The shoe was constructed using high quality pig suede with cable knit detailing on the heel collar and top tongue – all in full grey colorway. A gunmetal plaque is added in place of the standard woven branding. A great looking shoe that definitely deserves attention. Included in each pair is a matching beanie and contrasting black laces. Now available at Primitive stores and online shop.
Introduced in 2004, the Y-3 Boxing Sneaker is updated this season with a streamline construction and built for comfort and durability during the Summer months. The upper featured 3D spaced and fine mono mesh. Details include a cow nappa leather with goat suede accent and goat leather lining.