Another sneaker from the Vans Vault collection, this piece is another interpretation of the Sk8-Hi by Taka Hayashi. The upper’s detailed with both canvas and leather and features Taka Hayashi feather embroidery on the tongue. It’s available in limited quantities, in both a honey brown and dark brown shell.
Puma’s designer collaborations have always been well-received and this low-top leather sneaker from the Alexander McQueen collection is no different. It comes in a few different colorways but the all-white finish looks flawless.
Mark McNairy continues his highly successful collaboration with G.H. Bass this time delivering a slew of styles based on the classic “Weejun” premium leather loafer of the 1930′s. Among them are slip on loafers and moc toe Oxfords, all made in the USA from scotch grain leathers.
New York’s Leffot has limited stock of these Alden Longwing Blucher’s in the Ravello Horween shell cordovan leather finish. These LWBs sit atop the Barrie last with double leather soles and look downright epic.
The Maine Guide Oxford shoe from Yuketen looks great this wax flesh blue finish. We’ve seen some great pieces from the Yuki Matsuda-led brand and their latest variation of the Maine Guide boot looks great. The leather hand-stitched upper works well with the Vibram Cristy sole. It’s a perfect mix of comfort and wearability.
Mark McNairy drops another amazing brogue exclusively for Norse Projects, this time utilizing pebbled leather and British Millerain throughout the upper. The Ridgeway sole works well against the tan grain upper and woven leather laces.
These sneakers, like much of Raf Simons’s footwear, is a fusion of classic style with modern design elements. Featuring a leather, Chuck Taylor-esque base the Strapped Hi-Top Sneaker has an elastic band that wraps from behind the heel around the front of the shoe and a zipper closure on the heel. The atypical nature of these sneakers make them a perfect accent piece for a more understated or traditional casual outfit.
To mark their three-year anniversary, New York retailer Leffot collaborated with England’s Edward Green. The result is a limited edition version of the Westminster double monk strap shoe which comes on Edward Green’s 888 last in Genuine Horween navy shell cordovan. Each pair is hand numbered and includes lasted shoetrees.
Here’s another fine release from Yuketen for S/S ’11. For the warmer seasons, a pair of black boat shoes is such a perfect pickup but we like these even more so. They’re made from leather throughout and feature hand stitched upper with contrasting details.
In the last few years, the number of brogues with workwear soles has increased dramatically and I for one am a fan. When one is attempting to wear trousers and ties in casual settings, shoes like the Grenson Archie can help maintain that casual feel without completely throwing off the look like sneakers might. You already know you are getting top notch construction and materials with Grenson as well as one of the hottest footwear styles of the moment.