Following up from their 2013 collaboration – CFDA Fashion Fund Awards winners Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School and refined shoemakers The Generic Man come together again to create a two-piece footwear collection for coming Spring/Summer 2014.
Public School’s Creeper and the High-Top silhouettes feature both of the brands appreciation for a clean, classic but modern aesthetic.
Sitting atop a cushioned white EVA sole, the Creeper features a crisp black leather upper complemented with premium nubuck, while black and white leather contrast nicely off the High-Top shoe.
Finally, black waxed laces and their collaborative branding on the insole finish off the shoe.
Black and white shoes come in many styles but these are really dope!
Available at KITH.
Kaufmann Mercantile is a New York based online store that carefully selects, long-lasting, and well-designed goods. The chosen products are manufactured mostly by hand and give an equal importance to functionality, durability and aesthetics.
These hand-sewn, wool eco-felt lined, soft-soled leather moccasins are constructed from a leather goods company in Centralia, Washington. Whether you are taking it easy at home or are travelling on light terrain, these a great shoes to step out in.
Available at their online store.
We spotted these Adidas Originals ZX FLUX Purple Special Edition sneakers during our trip to Los Angeles and we were smitten.
The sneaker borrows the silhouette of the classic 1989 ZX 8000 but it is updated with a clean upper and the iconic three stripes logo is almost sunken into the woven material.
Just like the ZX 8000, the ZX Flux combines their SoftCell heel technology, a Torsion split sole, and a heel cage into one complete model, ensuring comfortability.
These sneakers are available now at select Adidas Originals retailers.
Take a look at the video on the designers reflecting on designing the shoe:
For the coming Spring/Summer 2014, Sperry Top-Sider and Barneys New York collaborate to release an exclusive collection of Sperry’s Authentic Original boat shoes.
Inspired by the bright colours of nautical flags and the shoes are featured in five new colourways. The shoes feature bright suede uppers and crisp white details in the eyelets, laces, and leather foot beds. Sperry also added a splash of character by taking the cool saturated colour from the uppers and injecting them into the outsole to create a subtle speckle detail.
The boat shoe is an menswear essential and pieces from this ensemble would surely be a great addition to your footwear collection.
Available now at select Barneys New York locations and online.
Converse and renowned menswear designer John Varvatos collaborate to create a woven leather Chuck Taylor All Star shoe.
The hi-top chuck gets a premium leather upper update while a woven pattern adds a punch of detail. The shoe is finished off with a clear sole that reveals the iconic All Star name.
We appreciate the Rock & Roll sensibilities the shoe imbues and the black leather is supple and looks great.
Available at Converse.
The silhouette of the classic 1460 eight-eyelet boot and the fine yellow stitching is an unmistakable characteristic of Dr. Martens. We love this boot because it is a striking but discreet twist of their classic 1460.
The all-black boot gives off a military vibe and is a perfect addition to a stylish uniform or a rebel vogue. The upper is made from smooth leather and features a comfortably air-cushioned and slip-resistant sole.
Available online at Dr. Martens.
When John Edward “Jack” Purcell designed a shoe that aimed to provide more comfort and support for badminton players. He had no idea that this shoe would become a footwear staple.
Converse Jack Purcell‘s Spring 2014 footwear collection features the iconic shoe in great colourways that suits any style.
We particularly love the black top with the white bottoms – not only is it a colourway that everybody needs in their wardrobe but the Jack Purcell shoe sports the perfect silhouette for any occasion.
Every since spotting a ton of New Balance‘s on the feet of Tokyo’s masses. It has been one of our favourite sneakers to date. What we love about New Balance is their shoes aren’t too loud – the low-top silhouette is complemented with a comfortable fit and variety of sleek colourways. You never look like you are trying to hard in a pair of New Balances.
The two styles above are our picks from their “Passport” pack, which utilizes New Balance’s classic 574 sneaker. They are inspired by the luxury of flying and the colours of major international airlines of the 1940′s – which depicts the inviting red and cool blue colourway.
The collection is set to be released March 1st at U.S retailers.
After a successful release of the “Join The Movement” Red Ruby boot, Timberland and Philadelphia based -retailer VILLA collaborate to again create another dope rendition of Timberland’s classic 6′ original yellow boot.
This time they are celebrating VILLA’s establishment in 1989 – the boots are showcased in a navy blue upper which is made from a waterproof nubuck upper. It is finished off with sturdy metal eyelets and a slick gum rubber sole.
These Timbs are limited to just 1,200 pairs and they will be available at VILLA stores across the United States and online this month.
Tretorn is a Swedish born brand founded in 1891 by Henry Dunker. Since it’s inception the brand has never wavered to its commitment in constructing high-quality pieces.
Their Skerry rubber boots are perfect for keeping your feet dry while trekking through the streets on a rainy day – they are also a wardrobe staple.
The boots are a mid-calf length and made from 100 % natural rubber upper. A nylon pull tab eases you in and out of the boot, while a microfleece lining, textile sockliner and molded ecoOrthoLite® insole keeps you comfortable. The boots are completed with matte finish.
The Skerry rubber boot is available in a myriad of colours.
Available at Tretorn.