The Leffot Ivy Loafer is a lightweight flexible shoe that’s ideal for the warmer months and is handmade to perfection. The shell’s made of Genuine Horween unlined shell cordovan and crafted in Lewiston, Maine by Rancourt & Co. Shoecrafters expressly for New York’s Leffot. They’re hand sewn on a true moccasin construction.
visvim does it again with their footwear offerings, this time dropping a sneaker that’s filled with amazing detail and crafted to perfection. The Lauda Stripe-Folk sneaker features a brown premium kudu-hide leather high top upper that’s lined with leather that sits atop a natural cork footbed. The replaceable and resoleable sole allows the sneaker to breathe new life even when it’s so close to the end of its life cycle.
We recently highlighted the ongoing collaboration between Mark McNairy and Bass Weejuns but here’s one you’ll only find at London’s Number Six. These rusty brown scotch grain ‘Bert’ fringe tassel shoes are made from premium leather in Maine and feature a 360 degree leather lacing system with tassel tips.
Christian Louboutin releases an all black version of his iconic Rollerball Spikes loafer. The matte black spikes are aligned perfectly atop a black leather shell.
Christabel Jay is in his final year at the University of Lincoln studying Contremporary Lens Media. I came across his Flickr page a short while back and really think she did a phenomenal job capturing the Grenson Shoe Factory in the UK. The shots cover the some of the skilled workers behind those handmade beauties and give us a visual of the atmosphere in which they perform.
If you’re in the market for a pair of shoes, Cole Haan’s current season collection is a great place to start looking. The label’s been really pushing the envelope as of late with some out-of-the-box designs. The most inspiring part of it all is that the styles are actually wearable. The shot above is a prime example of this and goes to show we can expect much more well-design product from Cole Haan in the near future.
From the Converse First String line comes the Johnny Weld Hi sneaker, a modern take on the iconic Jack Purcell kick. The shoe features shank detailing on the outsole as well as Bemis weld detailing, a technique used most commonly to seam-seal waterproof outerwear and outdoor tents. It’s also lined with terry cloth and is fitted with pinstripe detailing on the rubber midsole alonside the signature Jack Purcell smile.
Made exclusively for Belfast’s The Bureau, this Cavalier Stow Brogue from Tricker’s recently caught our attention. The full calf leather uppers come in a deep “lolipop red” finish and are contrasted with orange pulls. The double leather sole adds comfort while it’s natural finish works well against the upper shell.
Leffot teams up with Quoddy once again but this time for their rendition of the Maine-based brand’s Venetian Moccasin. the shell’s made of Horween unlined Chromexcel leather with full cushioned insoles and camp soles, making them extremely soft, flexible and lightweight.