Today, Red Wing Heritage releases the Blacksmith, an ultra versatile boot based on a work style from the brand’s archives. The Blacksmith can truly be considered the classic American work shoe.
Versatile and reliable, it was used in farm fields and blacksmith workshops during the day before being cleaned and shined up for a night on the town. It was the all-purpose shoe for many years in many industries.
Now it has transcended into the world of menswear but it still maintains the craftsmanship and durability if the boot was called to work.
The Blacksmith is available in four style numbers, each with a distinct Red Wing leather: 4522, 2956, 2962, and 2963.
Available now at UNIONMADE.
SWIMS is a Norwegian brand that focus on practical, high-quality and weather-ready but stylish apparel. Be ready for the inclement weather with galoshes.
What we appreciate about their galoshes is that it does not sacrifice style for functionality. The galoshes act as an overshoe that protects your leather dress shoes when the weather is not desirable.
The galoshes feature a waterproof outer shell, while the bottoms offer enhanced grip on slippery surfaces.
Only for use on leather shoes, not recommended on suede shoes
Shop SWIMS galoshes online.
Canadian footwear and accessories retailer, Little Burgundy, has teamed up with Vans to create a one of a kind shoe that is available for both men and women.
The retailer’s signature Hummingbird graces the upper of the Authentic Vans, which sits atop a white sole that is complemented with a navy stripe.
Available in store or online at Little Burgundy.
We are excited for the coming Fall 2014 because Converse is introducing an all-new version of the classic Jack Purcell sneaker.
The Jack Purcell Cross Stitch features a waxed cotton cross-stitch detail, while the rest is outfitted in tumbled leather. The premium and quality leather materials and subtle stitching details in the collection are refined and built with all around comfort.
The Jack Purcell Cross Stitch is available in Black, Twilight, Tobacco, Converse Charcoal and Bordo.
Available now at Converse.
Timberland, creators of the classic 6-inch wheat boot, has collaborated with Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club to create the same red boot that Pharrell famously wore for BBC’s 10th Anniversary party in Las Vegas.
These limited-edition boots stay true to the original, but feature crimson red leather and anodized hardware throughout, including padded collar, tonal hardware, stitching, and translucent outsole.
The iconic Timberland tree logo is embossed on the tongue and heel. Each boot comes with a special Bee Line embroidered hang tag, as well as two lace options: candy-red and the traditional brown/yellow.
Available August 17th, 2014 at the Billionaire Boys Club New York Flagship store. If any pairs remain, they will become available online the next day.
Wings + Horns continues its 10 years series with a collaboration with the renowned shoe makers from George Cox to create an immediate classic, the “Desert Creeper” boot.
George Cox introduced the Creeper in 1949 and has since been heralded as timeless. The footwear combines the Creeper’s design with Goodyear welting, a natural crepe sole and a custom co-branded insole.
Each pair of boots is authentically handcrafted in Northhamptonshire, England, where George Cox was established in 1906.
Available now at Wings + Horns.
The successful collaboration between Converse and Missoni continues with another collection of striking footwear.
The collection utilizes the Chuck Taylor All Star 1970′s silhouette, while the upper features a zigzag pattern designed by Missoni.
The three iconic Missoni prints are featured on the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high-tops and low-top in Black/Egret, Auburn/Egret and Mediterranean/Egret. The fourth – A Lucky Stone/Egret colourway is exclusively available at Nordstrom.
The entire collection will be available at select Converse retail stores and online, August 28th.
You can purchase the new Fall 2014 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni collection early exclusively at Nordstrom today, August 4th.
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.