F-Troupe offers their own spin on a number of footwear staples for the Spring/Summer season. Unique touches like buzzsaw soles make their way onto boat shoe styles while crepe soles accent their sneakers and hiking shoes. Check them out HERE
Of the hundreds and possibly thousands of Chuck Taylor variations and collabs we’ve seen over the last couple of years, we think Ryusaku Hiruma has officially outdone them all with his new collaboration with Converse. His version ($600) is carefully handmade in grain leather with incredible details like a perforated All Star logo, hand-stitching, and raw leather laces. Check them out here
Here’s another unique sneaker design from Lanvin’s Spring/Summer 2010 shoe collection. Navy neoprene fabric is covered with brown cut-out leather panels and burgundy trim outlines the top. This sneaker ($712) also includes brown laces, a white rubber sole and a navy leather pull-up tab. Lanvin remains a step ahead of their competition when it comes to interesting shoe design concepts and so it’s unsurprising that their footwear has gained more popularity over the years.
Taking on a familiar color scheme, Nike’s Air Structure receives a new makeup for Spring 2010, offered in a clean cut white colorway with lime green and blue accents. Leather, mesh, and patent leather make up the design while a hint of contrast stitching adds a nice touch. Available now via Standard.
The Kris Van Assche 2010 spring/summer footwear collection serves up a number of casual offerings over a simple palette of colors. A total of four models include the Combo Sneaker High-top, the Combo Sneaker Low-Top, the Flat Calf Sneaker and the Elephant Printed Sandal. What the offerings lack in color, they’re inevitably accentuated by interesting detailing and construction. Available now at SSENSE.
For Spring/Summer 2010, Gucci welcome two colorways in its hi top strap sneakers, which feature an obvious play on the trendy designer silhouettes that have become a hot commodity as of late. The kicks take on tonal color choices with premium leather construction and straps that actually click on.