What first started as attire to identify university teams, varsity apparel quickly found popularity outside of the arena and into the street. Inspired by Montreal’s rich college culture, the Vans by Off The Hook boutique has created the Varsity Pack.
As admirers of the traditional varsity jacket, the brand was influenced by the mix of colours and textures on this classic piece.
Utilizing Vans’ Authentic LX and Sk8-Hi 46 LX silhouettes, the creators fuse leather and felt pieces in shades of grey, brown and navy to give a college feel to the footwear. The finer details include stitching on the Authentic LX and the paneling of the Sk8-Hi, not to mention the supple leather laces.
We are huge fans of the overall construction of the shoe and the selection of materials. The use of grey, brown and navy complement each other perfectly.
We look forward to getting our hands on both pairs!
Available in limited quantity on Saturday, October 25th at 10AM in store and 12PM online.
For Fall/Winter 2014, PUMA and House Of Hackney collaborate to create an eye-catching collection for footwear and apparel. Throughout the collection unique patterns and prints are combined with elegant material choices such as soft velvet, jacquard and leathers bringing this collaboration to life.
Classic PUMA footwear silhouettes such as the Basket and Trinomic R698 Evo are utilized. House of Hackney’s unique twist on British traditions and patterns is exhibited on PUMA’s iconic Basket shoe. A cool all-over animal print graces the soft velvet upper, while supple leather lines the interior.
Made in the U.K.
The shoes will be sold exclusively at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale this October.
Shot by Naskademini.
The Vans x OTH store in Montreal have teamed up with Off The Hook’s long standing football club, The Ringleaders Football Club to release a limited edition shoe to celebrate the city’s beloved club and its brotherhood.
Utilizing an unlikely “Prison Issue” silhouette this Vans x OTH, Vault by Vans R.F.C. shoe is made of white leather, a hint of the club’s colour on the heel adds a touch of character.
The finer details include velcro straps and discreet RFC letters. On the inside, the Vans Vault and the Ringleaders logos are paired with stripes, a nod to traditional football aesthetics.
A pin and a t-shirt with the new Ringleaders branding will also be available in very limited quantities.
The Vans x OTH, R.F.C. shoe will be released at exclusively at the Vans x OTH store at 9AM and online after 11AM on October 4th.
Following the release of their innovative and lightweight shoe ZeroGrand, Cole Haan has utilized the sole for new their Winter-ready boot, fittingly named the ZeroGrand Tall Boot.
Using a moccasin inspired design the Tall Boot features a leather upper and natural storm welt. It is outfitted with an EVA midsole with rubber outsole. Available in three styles, Black, Ivy, and Sequioa.
We look forward to trekking through the season in them!
Available now at Cole Haan.
Converse and Swedish Skateboarding company Polar Skate Co. have collaborated to create a cool seven-piece collection, which consists of three footwear styles and four graphic t-shirts.
Featured here are two of our favourite pieces from the collaboration – The Chuck Taylor All Star low top sneakers are a perfect blend of subtle designs with premium, durable finishes – all reflecting a typically minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic.
Crafted in black and beige, the white midsoles and toecaps allowing the simple colour blocking to stand out. To bring to life the playfulness that the Swedish brand is renowned for, “happy/sad” faces adorn the heel tabs and inner tongue labels, while leather heel strips run vertically up the back of each sneaker, adding a refined feel to the collection.
Performance features of the Converse CONS CTAS Pro sneakers include premium abrasion-resistant suede uppers, a molded, multi-density Lunarlon sockliner for extra comfort and impact protection, traction rubber vulcanized outsoles and waxed laces.
The Converse CONS Polar Skate Co. Collection will be released globally on Saturday, October 4.
Vancouver based Wings+Horns wows once again with another dope collaboration with their neighbours in Portland, Danner Boots. The Mountain Light silhouette by Danner was introduced and it can be easily called one of the best hiking boots ever made.
For the collaboration, the piece is 100% waterproof and breathable with GORE-TEX lining, engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable, even in extreme conditions. The leather upper is constructed from a single piece of Horween Cavalier Chromexcel leather, which offers a soft yet durable leather characterized by a rich pull-up.
Danner’s hand crafted stitchdown construction provides a wider platform for increased stability underfoot. This construction makes the boot recraftable in its Portland factory. Footbed support is provided by the Danner Airthotic a half- length, molded polyurethane instep that cups the heel and supports the arch area of the foot.
Only 400 pairs of the boot are being made and will be sold at Danner’s Union Way store in Portland, wings+horns flagship store in Vancouver and select retailers across North America.
They are also available online at wings+horns.
Red Wing Heritage and Off The Hook are celebrating the 8143 boot this Wednesday, September 17th. The 8143 is typically only available in Japan but you can purchase the boot exclusively at OTH.
The 8143 features all around goodyear welt construction, traction sole, handsome silver eyelets, and contrasting laces. The leather upper is an attractive chocolate “chrome”. The piece is stylistically timeless and built to last.
We are excited to see the boot for ourselves at the event!
The event is from 6PM-9PM, at the Off The Hook (1021 Ste. Catherine West).
Converse presents a new way to keep your feet dry by rubberizing their iconic Chuck Taylor All Star.
This is made possible by the gusseted tongue that keeps the rain and muddy waters out. Additionally, you will find comfortable French terry lining inside the sneakers. The weather-proof Chuck Taylors are finished off with sturdy brass eyelets.
The sneakers are executed in a clean, monochromatic look, which come in various colours.
Available at select Converse stores September 15th.