The ‘beasters have connected with Puma to pay homage to Hong Kong’s bustling lifestyle by concocting a pair of different takes on the Blaze of Glory shoe, inspired by shrimp and pork flavored dumplings. Luxe materials and construction are musts when it comes to limited runs and these even come with dust bags as well as custom chopsticks! Available in finer retailers worldwide as of tomorrow, May 17, 2013.
Spotted @ Hypebeast
Lamborghini and luxury brand Car Shoe share a couple of common traits: both are Italian and both are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. To commemorate the half-century mark, they’ve partnered to create a limited edition low-profile driving loafer, featuring leather laces and a studded outsole which contrast with the lacquered grain leather. Price and availability to be announced.
Spotted @ Born Rich
These brogued 1400s by New Balance in conjunction with Taiwanese boutique Invincible to me are everything that’s right about brand collaboration: premium materials and a connoisseur’s eye for subtle detail that makes a world of difference. The waxed skinny laces, for example, combined with the beige accents and the rich navy upper, which alternates from suede to mesh to nubuck make this shoe a potential game-changer. Slated to drop May 18, it goes without saying these ones are going to move fast!
Spotted @ Kicks On Fire
Workwear meets streetwear in this Carthartt/Diemme mash-up. Available in Brown, Burgundy and Navy, the canvas low-tops have really clean lines, brass eyelets and soft leather on the tongue. I like the print on the heel tag, shows the attention to detail.
Spotted @ Nice Kicks
Every man should own a pair of Monk Strap’s in their footwear collection. I’m really liking the look and vibe of these Asset Monk Strap by Florsheim. They are very comfortable and will look great with a navy or tan suit and super awesome with denim.
The Florsheim Asset Monk is an Ultra Modern plain toe shoe. The brown suede model features a brass buckle. It has the pinking cut on the tongue.
Leathing linings and fully cushioned footbed.
Following with the theme of keeping cool during the summer months, these lined, chocolate-hued Derbys by Tiger of Sweden are everything you could want out of a formal shoe: clean enough to wear at the office yet casual enough to throw on if your evening requires a dress code. Sport these barefoot, if you dare.
Cole Haan takes three signature models and gives them the luxe treatment for the current season. Dubbed the Kudu Suede Collection, British tannery Charles F. Stead provides the rich, color-doused suede used in this rendition of the LunarGrand Penny Tassel ($298), Long Wing ($298) and Chukka ($328) silhouettes.
Available at Cole Haan’s NYC SoHo and other finer retailers.
These PF Flyers are all about contast: coral on blue, suede on canvas, brogue on vulcanized sneaker. When heritage meets sportswear, worlds collide and universes are born. Summer’s at our door, are you ready to greet her?
French sportswear company Le Coq Sportif are much slept-on when it comes to footwear. The Arthur Ashe ought to be mentioned in the same breath as the Stan Smith when debating court classics but rarely is the German tennis shoe’s supremacy ever really brought into question. While both have these clean silhouettes that simply can’t be beat, the Ashe is laden with subtleties that set it apart from its rival. This particular make-up is exquisite in its pairing of brown and navy along with the use of luxurious Ostrich leather detailing. A fine addition to any footlocker in need of some variety.
Helly Hansen reminds me of winter coats but these low-top canvas kicks have summer written all over them. I appreciate the chunky Rugby-like stripe and contrasting color scheme.