Diesel produces the Speed, a pair of ultra futuristic sneakers with a unique metallic finish. A low top design, blue and silver colorations with a unique Diesel logo on the tongue and heel makes this a flashy shoe, comfortable enough for the guys who like to stay out all night. Available online now.
A classic take on the cap toe oxford, the Tyson by Mezlan is a brilliant formal choice that exudes confidence and style. A Spanish made oxford style shoe, traditional punch brouging in the cap toe gives the shoe a timeless appeal, while the contrast between glossy calfskin and matte deerskin on the uppers adds an interesting duality. Available online now.
La MJC and colette team up again for another great shoe collab, the ‘Vivre Sans Temps Mort’, or ‘Life Without Dead Time’, a flash variant of the New Balance 1500. A fresh pair of red and white casual sneakers with insoles bearing the ‘Vivre Sans Temps Mort’ message, these sneakers are going on sale December 18th, 2010 at colette and at Cool Cats. We can’t wait.
Just because it may be snowing outside, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all forms of fashion, so why not don this pair of crepe sole chukka boots by Grenson? Featuring a three eye lace-up and available in a camel colorway, you can get your very own pair online from Gravity Pope.
A rugged leather boot that’s a good mix between price and durability is difficult to find, so the emergence of the Lo Stivale Plain Rider Boots is something we’ll cheer for. Made with a fine hard nap for an ultra tough construction, the boot is available now from Leffot.
Paul Smith goes retro with this pair of chukkas, the Achilles. The classic chukka shape, rendered in a soft dark brown suede, a fine contrast stitching on the uppers gives the shoes some character. A fine dark casual shoe, they’re available online now. Pick them up and wait for the snow to melt; they’ll make a wonderful spring or fall boot.
In our continuing efforts to find you fine dress shoes, we present the Van Ness, a cap toe oxford from Allen Edmonds. Finding the right dress shoe is not as easy a matter as just trying them on. The styles look different once they’re on your feet, and once they’ve aged. Moreover, man’s individual tastes are many and varied. The Van Ness appeals to a broad scope of men, with a classic low profile cap toe design, in soft leather assembled in America. Available at Nordstrom now.
Danner releases this ‘True Craftsman’ video to showcase its Quarry boot, and all the blood, sweat, tears, and love that goes into the construction of a true craftsman’s work. Each video will explore another craftsman who shares Danner’s passion for quality construction and a hard day’s work. The Quarry boot is Danner’s own contribution, with each boot triple stitched by hand, with the durability befitting a true craftsman. The Quarry is available online now.
Nike Sportswear releases the SFB chukka, a chukka variant of its Special Forces Boot. We just can’t decide what to call this; it’s got a bit of chukka styling, a bit of winter boot toughness, and Nike’s sneaker sensibilities. A truly unique shoe made with suede uppers with nylon paneling, this extremely limited edition boot is available online now.
Amsterdam Shoe Co. has sent over this sneak peek at the deck oxford it has all lined up for the spring / summer 2011 season. A clean pair of canvas sneakers, the Deck Oxford’s going to be a godsend on hot days this summer, when we want something a bit classier than slippers, but still breathable. Expect release info closer to the summer; February 2011 may have been mentioned.