Norwegian brand SWIMS are creators of functional footwear that is made to withstand inclement weather.
The Harry boot by is a handsome blend of a winter boot and a galosh. These are a great option for footwear as the snow melts and the wet conditions persists.
The shoes are constructed from a water-resistant fabric and calf leather, it is complemented with a moulded, protective “galosh-belt” – perfect for keeping rain, snow and dirt out.
What we love about this piece are the orange galosh bottoms that are integrated with the boot.
Available online at SWIMS.
The Original Wallabee from Clarks was created in 1964 by Lance Clark. Today, the handsome hand-stitched moccasin shoe adheres to the same level of high-quality it is known for.
The upper features a premium suede upper, it sits atop a genuine plantation crepe wedge sole, and an embossed leather insole.
We appreciate the shoe’s hand-stitched construction, along with the low profile with it’s matching black-on-black upper and sole.
Available at Clarks.
Nike SB has added their own tweaks to the iconic Blazer silhouette. Their rendition features a tough suede upper, low profile printed Swoosh, and Zoom technology.
It is finished off with a screened overlay around its toecap, woven branding at the rear, and a gusseted tongue with elastic strap to enhance stability and provide a secure, lockdown fit.
The off-white Nike SB Blazers are so dope.
Available at select Nike SB stockists or at COMMONN.
L.L Bean are the makers of the iconic Bean boot, they have taken the classic silhouette and injected them with a splash of red.
These classic Maine-made boots are hand-sewn from premium full-grain leather, which renders them waterproof and perfect for withstanding the elements. Further, a supportive steel shank and rubber chain-tread bottom provide comfort and traction.
The boot is made to fit generously which allows room for thicker socks during colder temperatures. Although, if you are not wearing them for inclement weather, sizing down is always an option.
Available online at L.L. Bean.
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Fuelled by a longtime love of Vans and the desire to rethink traditional kitchen footwear, Hughes has designed a shoe that’s tough enough for the kitchen but stylish enough for catering backstage at world class music festivals or skating his native Montreal.
Using Vans iconic SK8-Hi Reissue Zip LX and an Authentic LX silhouettes, the two all-black shoes are constructed from water-repellant materials, with minimal stitching on the uppers and with waxed cotton laces to withstand the rigours of the kitchen environment.
A cork insole sits atop the classic Vans non-slip waffle outsole, while the SK8-Hi Reissue Zip LX features a gusseted tongue and a waterproof zipper that runs along the back of the heel for easy accessibility.
$90 – $150.
The “Black Crab” pack will be released March 22nd and will be available exclusively at the Vans x OTH store in Montreal and online.
For Spring/Summer 2014, Converse Japan has taken the classic Chuck Taylor All Star and gave it a Summer facelift.
Appropriately named the “Summer Knit” – we love how they swap the usual canvas upper for a marled knit, which transforms the shoe into a more lightweight and breathable piece.
The red, black, or purple colourways are featured in both high and low-top versions.
The collection is now available at atmos.
Tom Ford has designed a handsome sneaker and despite the casual silhouette, the aesthetic is true to Ford’s taste for formal wear, all thanks to its glossy construction.
The luxurious leather upper is polished to a shine, while velvet accents along with clean colourways and subtle branding grace the shoe.
Showcased here are the low-top styles but high-top versions will be available as well.
It is hard to choose which colourway we love but we are especially drawn to the burgundy, and caramel shoe.
Tom Ford’s sneakers will be available early June 2014.
Montreal’s own Upper ground boutique Off The Hook, iconic footwear brand Vans, and renowned celebrity chef, Chuck Hughes, has presented us with a short teaser of their collaborative efforts.
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.