With all the summer heat and humidity, expect our share of rain showers, and be sure the Spring/Summer 2010 Collection of Air Jaydens by GQ Japan and Cole Haan to keep your feet dry. The two brands have collaborated for a collection of waterproof mens shoes, that are functional, sleek, and include an Air unit in the heel, for that extra cushion when singin’ in the rain. The collection includes the Moc Ox, 2 Gore, Cap Ox and the Chukka.
HUGE magazine has released this timeless editorial of some key pieces from Verginia’s Spring / Summer 2010 collection. Founded in 2002 by Hiroshi Takahashi’s High Bridge International Company, Verginia’s focus is on distinguished shoes of the highest quality. All produced out of Portugal, this editorial gives an indepth look at the most minute details put into the shoes, and the atmosphere they are created in.
Buttero has put up a quality pair of lowtop sneaker for the summer months. With two colorways you have the choice between a springtime pink with a white sole or a denim blue and tan sole – both feature brown leather toecaps, laces and linings, and both are a perfect choice for any summer outfit. Available at Por Vocacao.
The Ransom by Adidas line for spring 2010 sees some new releases with the Valley low and high dropping, as well as the Curb. The Valley Low is a low-profile silhouette but with a bright orange coloration, it’s a real attention seeker, while the Curb comes in a two-tone blue colorway, with suede detailing the leather. It’s the Valley High that really grabs our attention though – check out the gorgeous white leather! All three are available at the Niche Market now.
Generic Surplus, descended from its original incarnation known as Generic Man, has released its Spring/Summer 2010 collection, ‘Wino’. The shoe features a canvas upper with leather accents on the heels and an espadrille midsole. Available now at UNDFTD in tan, black and navy.
Shawn Stussy’s new brand S/Double has finally released its Spring/Summer 2010 collection this week which includes casual footwear, trainers, caps, t-shirts, shirts, jackets, chinos, denim and more.
The shoes in this collection are all very simple and can be worn with just about anything. The caps and clothing all include very little branding for easy wear. Check out the entire collection here.
F-Troupe is featuring a number of styles for the Spring/Summer season which includes the new trend of boat shoes complete with buzzsaw soles. Crepe soles accent their sneakers and hiking shoes for a fresh summer look. Get yours here.
Stockholm outfit Acne has debuted their ‘Tour Low’ sandal just in time for the summer months. Featuring an built-up 100% leather construction with an interior ankle zip, these sandals can be dressed up or down depending on your mood. Available in brown or Black at Acne’s website.
For most sneakerheads the search for unique shoes is seemingly never ending, but Canadian shoemaker Oliberté is changing the way one might think about it by actually making their shoes in a way unlike any other; from material to manufacture entirely within Africa. With leather and materials sourced in Ethiopia, and assembly in Liberia, Oliberté has produced a line of shoes that not only look great, but actually contribute to an increased quality of life for those that make them. Check them out online at Oliberté’s Shop.
adidas previews five shoe models from their contemporary fashion collection SLVR for Spring/Summer 2010. Featuring metallic greys, blues, and a striking yellow, the collection includes unconventional high and low models, as well as a fashionable sandal.