This November, Native Shoes will be releasing a limited, hand-dyed edition of its new Apollo Moc and Chukka shoe styles to select Canadian retailers.
Inspired by the age-old moccasin and chukka boot, the Apollo’s are re-imagined using a lightweight and breathable micro-fibre upper, no-sew construction, and a shock-absorbent EVA outsole.
As lovers of Japanese style and culture, we appreciate the Itajime and Kumo dyeing techniques used to create these pieces. Our favourites are the all-black and washed grey. The collection also includes an indigo blue Apollo Chukka.
Be on the look out for this release next month!
For Fall 2014, Sperry Top-Sider has once again teamed up with Barneys New York to release an exclusive collection Authentic Original Boat Chukkas.
The Sperry Top-Sider x Barneys New York collection not only honours the Authentic Original boat shoe, but also puts a fashion-forward spin on it.
The Boat Chukka is modernized with a leather welt over a double sole, topped with the signature Sperry Top‐Sider Wave‐Siping for ultimate wet or dry traction.
The wool and leather uppers are paired with classic rawhide laces and fun camo patterned soles. This style comes in tan camo, brown camo, and black camo.
Available at select Barneys New York retail stores and online at Barneys.
It’s time to stow away your beloved sneakers and consider more weather appropriate footwear. One of our go to brands for this time of the year is Red Wing Heritage.
The 8138 boot is one of the brand’s classic styles. The upper is an oil-tanned leather that is water, stain and perspiration resistant. While a goodyear welt construction surrounds the piece, this allows resoling and therefore allowing the boot to be worn for years.
When you put on the boot, you feel the quality instantaneously. At first, the leather is stiff but becomes more comfortable with wear. The contrasting laces are sturdy and won’t fray. Finally, wearing the boots all day is no problem for us, thanks to the crepe wedge sole.
Visit Red Wing Heritage to find out where you can get a pair.
What first started as attire to identify university teams, varsity apparel quickly found popularity outside of the arena and into the street. Inspired by Montreal’s rich college culture, the Vans by Off The Hook boutique has created the Varsity Pack.
As admirers of the traditional varsity jacket, the brand was influenced by the mix of colours and textures on this classic piece.
Utilizing Vans’ Authentic LX and Sk8-Hi 46 LX silhouettes, the creators fuse leather and felt pieces in shades of grey, brown and navy to give a college feel to the footwear. The finer details include stitching on the Authentic LX and the paneling of the Sk8-Hi, not to mention the supple leather laces.
We are huge fans of the overall construction of the shoe and the selection of materials. The use of grey, brown and navy complement each other perfectly.
We look forward to getting our hands on both pairs!
Available in limited quantity on Saturday, October 25th at 10AM in store and 12PM online.
For Fall/Winter 2014, PUMA and House Of Hackney collaborate to create an eye-catching collection for footwear and apparel. Throughout the collection unique patterns and prints are combined with elegant material choices such as soft velvet, jacquard and leathers bringing this collaboration to life.
Classic PUMA footwear silhouettes such as the Basket and Trinomic R698 Evo are utilized. House of Hackney’s unique twist on British traditions and patterns is exhibited on PUMA’s iconic Basket shoe. A cool all-over animal print graces the soft velvet upper, while supple leather lines the interior.
Made in the U.K.
The shoes will be sold exclusively at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale this October.
Shot by Naskademini.
The Vans x OTH store in Montreal have teamed up with Off The Hook’s long standing football club, The Ringleaders Football Club to release a limited edition shoe to celebrate the city’s beloved club and its brotherhood.
Utilizing an unlikely “Prison Issue” silhouette this Vans x OTH, Vault by Vans R.F.C. shoe is made of white leather, a hint of the club’s colour on the heel adds a touch of character.
The finer details include velcro straps and discreet RFC letters. On the inside, the Vans Vault and the Ringleaders logos are paired with stripes, a nod to traditional football aesthetics.
A pin and a t-shirt with the new Ringleaders branding will also be available in very limited quantities.
The Vans x OTH, R.F.C. shoe will be released at exclusively at the Vans x OTH store at 9AM and online after 11AM on October 4th.
Following the release of their innovative and lightweight shoe ZeroGrand, Cole Haan has utilized the sole for new their Winter-ready boot, fittingly named the ZeroGrand Tall Boot.
Using a moccasin inspired design the Tall Boot features a leather upper and natural storm welt. It is outfitted with an EVA midsole with rubber outsole. Available in three styles, Black, Ivy, and Sequioa.
We look forward to trekking through the season in them!
Available now at Cole Haan.
Converse and Swedish Skateboarding company Polar Skate Co. have collaborated to create a cool seven-piece collection, which consists of three footwear styles and four graphic t-shirts.
Featured here are two of our favourite pieces from the collaboration – The Chuck Taylor All Star low top sneakers are a perfect blend of subtle designs with premium, durable finishes – all reflecting a typically minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic.
Crafted in black and beige, the white midsoles and toecaps allowing the simple colour blocking to stand out. To bring to life the playfulness that the Swedish brand is renowned for, “happy/sad” faces adorn the heel tabs and inner tongue labels, while leather heel strips run vertically up the back of each sneaker, adding a refined feel to the collection.
Performance features of the Converse CONS CTAS Pro sneakers include premium abrasion-resistant suede uppers, a molded, multi-density Lunarlon sockliner for extra comfort and impact protection, traction rubber vulcanized outsoles and waxed laces.
The Converse CONS Polar Skate Co. Collection will be released globally on Saturday, October 4.
Vancouver based Wings+Horns wows once again with another dope collaboration with their neighbours in Portland, Danner Boots. The Mountain Light silhouette by Danner was introduced and it can be easily called one of the best hiking boots ever made.
For the collaboration, the piece is 100% waterproof and breathable with GORE-TEX lining, engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable, even in extreme conditions. The leather upper is constructed from a single piece of Horween Cavalier Chromexcel leather, which offers a soft yet durable leather characterized by a rich pull-up.
Danner’s hand crafted stitchdown construction provides a wider platform for increased stability underfoot. This construction makes the boot recraftable in its Portland factory. Footbed support is provided by the Danner Airthotic a half- length, molded polyurethane instep that cups the heel and supports the arch area of the foot.
Only 400 pairs of the boot are being made and will be sold at Danner’s Union Way store in Portland, wings+horns flagship store in Vancouver and select retailers across North America.
They are also available online at wings+horns.