For the second time, Parisian label Brooklyn We Go Hard and PUMA collaborate to create a new Fall and Winter 2014 footwear collection. Utilizing both Puma’s classic XS850 and XS698 silhouettes, the collaborators combine premium leather, nubuck, suede and mesh to build the sneakers.
Above are some of our favourite colourways from the vibrant collection. We particularly love the Madder Brown, Dark Denim and Camo Dark Denim, which are available now. While the other colourways are set to be released at later dates.
We are huge fans of the resurgence of Puma lately and can’t wait to get our hands on a pair or two.
Browse BWGH collaborations online.
It has always been Fieg’s objective to deliver a product that “gives you more than what you pay for” and he certainly accomplishes that with his latest collaboration. Tomorrow, July 26th, the highly anticipated Ronnie Fieg X Puma XT-2 “Achromatic” sneaker will be released. The sneaker is minimalist in it’s aesthetic but the materials used to construct the shoe are far from it.
The upper is features a velvety high-grade Italian glove leather that showcases a handsome natural grain. Continually, the XT-2’s silhouette has been re-patterend in order to replace the typical TPU components, such as the forefoot harnesses and lacelocks, with the same premium Italian leathers. All of this sits atop the XT-2′s comfortable honeycomb Trinomic-technology midsole unit.
The sneaker is presented in a package that has been custom designed, which includes a tonal pig leather dust and lace bags. Finally, two sets of tonal laces come with each shoe, one flat and one rounded, both are finished with metal-plated aglets.
Besides the amazing execution and exquisite materials, we appreciate how the sneaker is reasonably priced.
As Fieg states “I am extremely proud of the execution of this trainer. Using Italian leathers for the uppers and linings and offering leather dust and lace bags as part of the package, it wasn’t easy to achieve the $180 price point. Yet, I desired to give those who deeply appreciate quality something they could cherish. I did not want them to purchase the shoe due to a retailer’s name, or a brand’s logo. That is why I removed all branding. This collection is for those who are interested in quality alone.”
Both pairs will be available this Saturday, July 26th, at the Kith Pop-Up Shop at 66 Bleecker St., Kith Brooklyn at 233 Flatbush, andonline at KithNYC.com. Limited numbers will also be available at all four Dover StreetMarket locations, DSML E-Shop and DSMNY E-Shop
Photos from Ronnie Fieg.
A few weeks ago, Cole Haan has introduced the lightest shoe they have ever created, the Zerogrand. The brand is adding more variation to the innovative shoe with more striking colourways.
Weighing in at less than 290 grams each the Zerogrand comes in a attractive no-stitch style or in a full-grain suede. Both silhouette feature the flexible sole and the tiny holes in the brogue detailing give the shoe an open-air feel.
Let us know what you think of the newest colourways!
Available online at Cole Haan.
Florsheim was founded from humble beginnings in 1892. They continue to produce classic footwear that adhere to the same standards of quality that contributed to the brand’s success.
Their Limited Ninety-Ox is designed for the gentlemen who have an appreciation for the oxford’s timeless silhouette.
The upper is constructed using a soft milled leather, that will break in well with more wear. Continually, the insole features a non-removable comfortechnology foot bed that ensures comfort through long term wear. Finally, the oxford is finished off with their durably lightweight “extralight” sole.
Available in brown, black, cognac, chalk blue, and gray multi.
Get it online at Florsheim.
The Lunar TR1 is @Nike’s newest footwear silhouette, it is a versatile shoe that can be used to train for multiple sports.
The upper features a lightweight mesh with integrated Flywire technology for a flexible and comfortable fit. The snug upper sits atop a Lunarlon sole which evenly distributes the wearer’s weight and ensures stability.
TR1 exhibits a low profile, this provides close to the ground feel that facilitates quick movements and a smooth ride.
What particularly appreciate about this new silhouette is that it does not look like a hard core training shoe. We are not taking for granted the amount of technology that has been put into it either. With the new TR1, whether we are wearing them casually or for sport, we are ready to go.
Available now at Nike.
Today, Cole Haan has introduced the lightest shoe they have ever created, the Zerogrand.
Weighing in at less than 290 grams each, the Zerogrand fuses centuries-old broguing details with biomechanics, modern materials and today’s manufacturing methods.
The Zerogrand shoe comes in a attractive no-stitch style or in a full-grain suede. Both silhouette feature the flexible sole and the tiny holes in the brogue detailing give the shoe an open-air feel.
We are huge fans of the full-grain suede in ironstone and the black suede with the white bottoms! We also appreciate the futuristic approach to the outsole and how the shoe maintains its classic aesthetic.
Available online at Cole Haan.
In 1934 Fred Perry took home his first of 3 consecutive Wimbledon tennis titles and this years’ tournament marks the 80th anniversary of his accomplishment. To commemorate this historic event, Fred Perry has globally collaborated with 5 independent retailers, Bodega, Hanon, Oi Polloi, Foot Patrol and Firmament, to create a unique customization of the 1934 tennis shoe.
Above are our 3 favourite renditions of the iconic shoe:
Oi Polloi – Based in Manchester (Fred Perry’s hometown) was a natural choice and is recognized for creating quality goods. Oi Polloi gave the re-issued tennis shoe a clean fifties treatment with a light ecru canvas upper and matching terry-toweling collar. Stitch and eyelet details are kept tonal. The original 1950s sportswear badge was chosen for the sock with the green matched for the heel tab print.
Foot Patrol – London’s best known sneaker store are known for stocking footwear from the well-known and discovering the new, limited and sought after pieces. They swap the classic white canvas upper to black suede, as a nod to Fred Perry being the black sheep of the tennis world. The finer details of the shoe are kept tonal, including a 3M panel at the tongue and fold-up heel tab. Finishing touches include an optic yellow colour insock printed with a “Not the Greatest, the Best” and a Foot Patrol woven tab on the tongue.
Hanon – A popular sneaker and streetwear shop in Aberdeen has also a large online following, it is best known for their footwear exclusives, stocking hard to find editions and emerging streetwear brands. The shop has an appreciation for the scooter scene and its place in Subculture heritage. Their shoe takes inspiration from the iconic Lambretta GP scooter. The ‘GP yellow’ suede upper is offset by black trims and a white outsole. Racing stripe “twin tipping” is printed on the calfskin foot bed. The back tab is dual branded and the tongue finished with a bespoke Hanon patch.
The shoes are exclusively available online at each retailer and at Fred Perry.
The Era 59 shoe by Vans is iconic to many skateboarders and the brand has collaborated with the Ace Hotel to create another timeless rendition.
The Era silhouette was originally designed by skate pioneers Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta in 1975, whose padded collar and grippy sole have made them the gold standard in skate footwear for decades.
The limited edition colourway updates to their Era silhouette with a sleek all black shoe that is fashioned out of leather and canvas. The upper is finished off with antique brass eyelets and sits atop vulcanized rubber outsoles.
The Ace Hotel x Vans Era 59 for Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is a premium design, celebrating the high standards of style and construction so synonymous with Ace and Vans iconic craftsmanship.
On June 22nd, Ace Hotel X Vans Era 59 will become available in limited quantities exclusively at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. The shoe will launch online at Ace Hotel’s online shop on June 23rd.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of wings+horns, Ken Diamond has created two custom interpretations of his signature hand-stitched moccasins. This collaboration could not come at a better time as both brands are forever dedicated to craftsmanship.
Using the Thomme and the Koko silhouettes both pieces are handcrafted from black Horween Chromexcel leather. Finally, each pair of moccasins is carefully finished with a cushioned veggie tan insole, a durable veggie tan midsole, and Vibram rubber outsole.
Available now at Wings + Horns.
Watch as the two collaborators talk about the handsomely constructed moccasins.