Vans and Off The Hook are frequent collaborators, and their latest is perhaps one of the most personal for the Montreal retailer. The two have come together to create a slip-on that represents the shop’s Greek and Quebecois roots. The grey suede upper showcases the Greek letters A and Ω lightly embossed on the right and left, along with colours of the Greece and Quebec flag respectively. Moreover, with the help of Quebec Designer Isaac Larose, of Larose Paris, they brought a fresh perspective to Vans’ classic slip-on. A
Available Thursday, September 3rd, exclusively at the shop as of 10am and online as of 12pm.
Take a look at the visuals below and head over to Off The Hook to check out the lookbook shot by Vassilis Karidis of Dapper Dan.
London-based menswear designer Martine Rose has partnered again with streetwear brand Been Trill to create a new footwear silhouette. The hiking boot is made from a cream coloured leather that is contrasted with beige lining. It is further detailed with quick-lace metallic eyelets, pink laces and a removable ““#Martine Rose#” tan strap.
If you’re looking to purchase these boots you can find them at Storm Copenhagen.
For the coming Fall season, Native Shoes has introduced a waterproof option for their classic Apollo sneaker. The silhouette is much like the the iconic Chelsea boot minus the weight. The rubber upper combined with the light, speckled midsole, results in a sneaker that wears well all day.
Following the success of the Supercolor, the creative relationship between adidas Originals and Pharrell Williams continues into another unique collaboration. The footwear brand’s iconic Supershell Superstar sneaker is expressed in a “Sculpted” collection. Where the toe of the sneaker is decorated with artwork and given a 3D appearance. This particular sneaker was designed by Todd James, one of Pharrell’s friends, but he is also a celebrated contemporary artist. Other artists include, acclaimed Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and Japanese contemporary artist Mr.
The toe of the sneaker features James’ pop-culture influenced work, which draws inspiration from moments like Saturday morning cartoons and graffiti-covered subways. Finally, the insole is marked with different parts of the body, so if you are sitting with your feet up, the pattern follows exactly where the organs should be.
To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Stussy enlists the help of Converse to create a unique sneaker. The footwear brand’s Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 is seen in Stussy’s “Tom Tom” print, and is available in both the high-top and low-top versions. The upper shows off a multi-dimensional embroidery and is complete with wavy lines, dots, zigzags and the well known crown emblem.
The sneakers will be available starting August 28th at Stussy chapters worldwide, along with a general release on September 4th.
GREATS is looking to expand its offerings with the release of their first sandal. While we may not have too much to time left to sport them, we are definitely looking forward wearing them for the rest of the season.
This open-toe sandal is handcrafted with an olive leather-wrapped cork footbed for comfort and luxury. The finishing details are adjustable cotton straps laid over breathable mesh panels.
Pick up a pair of their Canarsee sandals online at GREATS.
What’s special about this pair of New Balance is that they were made right here in the United States from a combination of imported and domestic materials. In order for the company to label their footwear “Made in USA”, the domestic value must be at least 70%.
The model you see above is their M998 PRMR, which showcases a black and beige suede upper with leather accents. It features their comfortable Abzorb sole, which is a blend of foam cushioning, compression set and rubber for support. The sneaker was designed in collaboration with Premier, a popular skateboarding shop in Michigan. It was inspired by the early-20th Century automobile industry that was bustling in their home state!
This limited edition sneaker is set to drop on August 22.
Learn more about their Made in USA range at New Balance.
The black Yeezy Boost 350 is the next in line for the Kanye West and adidas Originals collaboration. Just like the previous 350 sneaker, the upper is made from a tonal primeknit fabric, which fits comfortably like a second skin. Moreover, their matching BOOST outsole provides a highly responsive ride.
The highly sought out sneaker will be available on August 22nd at select retailers worldwide. For our readers in Canada, you can pick up the sneakers in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
One of our favourite pieces from Japanese brand nonnative is their Traveler Trainer Hi sneaker. We love it because the upper resembles the classic UGG Chestnut boot but with a unique twist. The upper is made from a soft mouton and sits atop a white vulcanized sole. Moreover, this pieces and others from the collection are made in Italy.
Look for the collection at select nonnative retailers.
Hender Scheme has become sort of infamous for replicating sneaker silhouettes from some of our favourite brands like Air Jordan, Nike, and now, New Balance. Most would see it as a blatant copy, others would, like us, see it as a homage to the footwear brands.
Take a look at these all-black leather sneakers that resembles New Balance’s 1300 trainer. The upper is made from a premium cowhide and is complemented with matching leather lacers, along with suede accents.