New Balance reaches into the archives and brings back the CM620 for another season, this time with some new colorways specific to Spring 2013. Overall, the CM 620 is a great model if you’re looking for a classic minimalist trainer for the warmer months. The latest from New Balance can be purchased at Overkill for roughly $115 USD.
The latest installment of LeBron James’ 10th signature sneaker, dubbed the “Prism”, officially makes its way online. The “Prism” sits atop a white and grey base, with a black upper and attention-grabbing but not overdone prism graphics on the midsole and inner lining. Priced at $180 USD, the “Prism” edition of the Nike LeBron X is now available online through Nike’s Online Shop.
Inspired by the simplicity of 1960s’ court shoes, it is refreshing to see a basketball sneaker that holds substance over the glitz and glamour of other signature footwear. Available in a navy blue and stone grey pig suede, the Seavees Court Shoes were not designed to sit the bench. With a natural antibacterial and hypoallergenic bamboo canvas lining the footbed, this shoe will keep your feet sweat free and odourless as you hit those three pointers. Although they may look like they wear quickly, the outer sole of the court shoe is constructed using a long wearing genuine gum leather, holding up game after game. At 125 USD a pair, give your feet a dose of nostalgia as your burning up the court.
Just in time for Christmas, adidas has released a sharp looking shoe for this Winter Holiday 2011. The all new Tsumo Pu duck boot is made from an amalgam of pigskin suede and coated canvas atop a pure white outsole. The rear heal zipper reveals a colourful interior canvas and leather lining. A simplistic design with great contrasting colours, aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Now available for pre-order through ZOZOTOWN for ¥15,750 JPY (approx. $202 USD).
Gourmet is showing off an elite new shoe for this Winter Holiday 2011. The Quattro Skate is a bold design available in dark brown, black, grey or white. Divides into leather and suede and holds a comfortable blend of athletic components with simple aesthetic detail. Not your average skating sneaker which keeps Gourmet ahead of most brands with their mix of fashion sense and classic American looks.
Available online at Gourmet Footwear for $90 USD
UGG is leading the pack in the American boot market with new footwear fresh for Fall 2011. The new Hannen Boot is a cloud wrapped in sheep skin lining. Anything else pales in comparison to how cozy these UGGs are. Featuring an ultra-rich, oiled and waterproof leather shell with a Vibram outsole. Comes in a beautiful Cordovan finish, matching the changing colours that come with the Fall.
Available online at UGG. Retailing for $240 USD.
Christmas came early for Por Vocação when they requested Raparo to assemble an exclusive series of shoes for their store. Raparo is a distinct Italian brand with traditional craftsmanship methods using premium leathers from the beautiful region of Tuscany. Their hard work came up with three notable shoes which include a wine colour monk strap, a rugged leather brown loafer and a black seven eyelet cap toe oxford. Each include full leather lining and sewn leather soles with hidden grooves.
Available online at Porvocacao. All three are priced differently, averaging around €250 ($334 USD).
Two brands packed with history, Grenson and Heritage Research have collaborated together to provide their customers with more distinct footwear. A variation of the traditional longwing brogue has been modeled with a modern slimmer construction when compared to its classic original shape. Featuring premium calf skin leather that only looks better as it ages with time.
Comes in two colourways, Navy Cordovan and Tan Leather. Available online at End Clothing. Retailing for £339.00 ($453 USD).
Puma has collaborated with Alexander McQueen on a very fresh, new looking shoe. Taking two brands with different ideologies and making a sneaker which literally looks very cool. Featuring 100% leather uppers that go hand-in-hand with pure-leather inners. Silver-toned eyelets, metalic brand detailing and an engraved McQueen plaque to the tongue and a molded sole.
Available for purchase at asos store. Retailing for $248.00 USD.
PF Flyer’s have released their newest boot for the Fall/Winter season. This foot-wear has the very best features of a classic duck boot. The elements won’t slow you down with its durable leather upper and duck-foot stitching with a sturdy vulcanized rubber lugged sole. Available in gray or black with contrasting insets, combined with distinctive hook hardware that makes for one sleek, innovative design.
Look for your green patch online. Retails for $119.00 USD.