The Nike Free Powerlines+ II are offered up in a fresh color way for the summer months, this time featuring an almond brown shell. The mesh and nubuck upper are almond while the lining of the show is actually more of a darker shade of brown. Mustard yellow can also be seen on some of the details like the Dynamic Flywire eyelets and the heel tab. All this rests atop a speckled white Nike Free midsole, just in time for the summer.
The latest Quickstrike release from Nike comes in the form of the Air Trainer 1 Mid ‘Draft Day’ edition, paying homage to next week’s 2013 NFL Draft. The shoe features a black leather upper with red and green detailing throughout. Attention to detail is key here as the heel features a gold embroidered Nike Air Logo while the tongue gets some red and green embroidered Nike detail. This limited edition Nike Quickstrike release launches on Friday, April 19th.
Chelsea boots aren’t for everyone but we’re really liking what we’re seeing from Buttero. The Italian shoemaker’s crafted a pair in a deep tan leather that’s clean, versatile and extremely wearable. The archetypal boot style features a slightly pronounced upper front section and is outlined by a slim leather sole and a lower heel. Side metal zips, leather insoles and sewn leather soles make this a must-have for the spring and summer months.
Today marks the launch of Nigel Cabourn for Converse First String footwear collection, which features the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey and the all-new Chuck Taylor All Star Specialty Plimsole. The UK-based designer is known for his infusion of military fabrics into his work, and that’s precisely what he’s done here with the First String collection. Cabourn examined Converse’s rich American heritage of boots and sneakers for the outdoors and the military and aligned the classic Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey with WWII flight suit fabric uppers in military-inspired navy and olive green colors.
Nike Sportswear gives us a look at their Lunar Solstice Mid SP White Label Pack, which is set to release for Spring/Summer 2013. White Label is also known as the “Made in Italy Collection” with this drop being a mid-top hybrid edition of the classic Air Solstice upper and a plush Lunarlon sole for added comfort and support. The Nike Lunar Solstice Mid is a limited edition release and will come in either a navy or bright blue colorway with nylon, mesh, suede and leather construction. Finer details include the its natural leather lining and embossed “NSW” branding on the insoles.
Look for the Nike Lunar Solstice Mid SP White Label Pack to be available in very limited numbers through select NSW stockists.
Ronnie Fieg continues to inspire, this time dropping a capsule collection alongside one of the UK’s finest footwear makers, Grenson. The boots in the lineup utilize premium leathers Grenson hasn’t used in their line and are offered up in colorways that are classic but will still turn heads and leave a mark.
The new Spike V and Fred V are re-worked in premium waxed/burnished grey leathers while below sits a durable Vibram sole. The Spike duck boot features a two-toned design marked with its ridged toe and smooth upper body, while the Fred complements any outfit with its sleek brogue detailing. The added red leather heel spike is a welcomed detail that contrasts effortlessly with the black shells while letting people know this isn’t just an ordinary Grenson.
The Ronnie Fieg for Grenson collection is available in limited quantities through KITH.
Herschel Supply Co. & New Balance have teamed up for a collection consisting of both bags and shoes. We’ve got looks at the trainers first, which showcase some welcomed detailings to New Balance’s iconic 420 running shoe and H710 hiking boot. Look for Herschel’s signature lining to be found on the inside of each shoe as well as custom branding on the tongues and insole. Look for the goods to hit select retailers in the weeks ahead.
We first covered Android Homme a short-while back when we had the opportunity to meet the founder and designer of the LA-based brand, Javier Laval. When you can see the passion and confidence in a person’s eyes, you’re automatically drawn to the them and that’s what happened with Javier. Now, with the release of the brand’s Made in Italy collection, he’s really got our attention. “I wanted to offer our customers the joy of owning a beautifully designed, authentic product from Italy for under $300,” said Laval. The lineup features a few different styles in both high-top and low-top variations. The pieces are everything you’d expect when each pair is hand made by a small family of cobblers on the Adriatic coast of Italy. The use of hand treated leathers, vegetable tanned leathers, 3M pull tabs, laser etched eyerows, and incomparable comfort is what sets this collection apart.
Shop the Made in Italy Collection exclusively through Android Homme.
Here we have a look at some of the product in Mr. Bathing Ape’s S/S 2013 collection. The collection’s matured quite a bit over the last few seasons, with new segments being added in. This spring, expect suiting alongside footwear and formal accessories such as neckties and bowties. There’s a sophisticated middle ground as well filled with crewneck sweatshirts and polos.
From visvim comes a boot from their current F/W 2012 collection. The ARMIGER-FOLK is a moccasin-style toe work boot with a slimmed fast. As usual, the Vibram outsole works well against the Horween-sourced vegetable tanned leather upper. The iconic TPU insert along the heel is now a signature of visvim footwear. The ARMIGER-FOLK is a visvim flagship *F.I.L. exclusive and should be available now if you’re able to get your hands on it.