Category Archives: Shoes

Hender Scheme Homage Collection

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Hender Scheme utilise incredible artisan craftsmanship in order to create what has to be some of world’s most unique footwear. Hailing from Japan, a nation where expertise, precision and quality are prised above all else, Hender Scheme have quite literally got footwear production down to an art-form, combining raw leather with expert execution in order to create a piece of footwear that will age and patina like no other.

Their ‘Homage’ collection, borrowing the silhouettes and detailing from some of the sneaker world’s best loved designs, the Hender Scheme products are hand-made, stripped back version of iconic sillhouettes such the german army trainer, micropacer & superstar  Constructed with natural leather uppers that will patina and age unlike any other, this distinctive design sits on top of a stacked sole unit.

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Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2015 Footwear Collection

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Echoing the season’s “Psych Rock’s New Rising” menswear collection, Hedi Slimane has unveiled Saint Laurent‘s upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 footwear offerings. The collection is composed of various styles, from sneakers with paisley patterns to ankle boots with grunge details. visvim fans will especially be pleased, as the range features several models which are reminiscent the Japanese brand’s signature aesthetic. Highlighting the collection is one of those particular models, which borrows the silhouette of a high-top sneaker and incorporates a luxurious suede upper as well as a moccasin fringe. Also a couple of Cuban heels for good measure.

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Concept by Cruise x Grenson Exclusive Collection

concept-by-cruise-x-grenson-exclusive-collection-3Coinciding with the release of the exclusive Grenson x Concept collection, we get a glimpse at the behind the scenes process that goes into making each pair. Located in Northampton, British shoemakers Grenson lets us in on how the collection came to fruition. By using three of its classic silhouettes — the Curt, Archie and Stanley, we see a premium makeover for the models. These exclusives are crafted from superior leather and suede, and feature Goodyear Welted constructions. Finished off in premium fashion with a dual branded sock-liner and hand numbered in an edition of 12, the Grenson x Concept collection is now available via Concept by Cruise’s online store.

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Clarks Originals Desert London

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Clarks Originals have released the latest version of its Desert London silhouette. The lace-up shoe has a look that’s casual, refined, and perfect for any laid-back summer outfit. It’s constructed of rich suede in beeswax with a leather and fabric lining for all-over comfort. The natural crepe outsole is designed to last, while offering enhanced cushioning. The Clarks Originals Desert London “Beeswax” is now available HERE

Beauty & Youth Red wing ‘Crazy Oxford’ for United Arrows 25th Annversary

Red-Wing-Beauty-Youth-United-Arrows-Crazy-Oxford-0United Arrows celebrate their 25th anniversary by doing what they do best – creating sweet collaboration products that most of us can’t get our hands on. Here sub-label Beauty & Youth pick-up on the rebirth of the crazy colorway and apply it to the Red WingOxford, a personal favourite of ours that offers all the sturdiness of a boot whilst allowing you to show off your socks. Here the familiar Oro Russet red leather is played against a yellow suede, interesting but certainly not wacky. Find them at your local United Arrows or Beauty & Youth – if you’re lucky enough to have one close by

visvim FBT Corduroy

visvim fbt corduroy | the style raconteurvisvim‘s signature FBT silhouette has been given a makeover with corduroy this season. Offered in several colors the FBT CORDUROY features a premium British cowhide suede upper and a Calico-print backed corduroy fringe. As with all visvim pieces, the FBT CORDUROYS are a perfect synergy between old-school construction and modern technology, in this case featuring hand-sewn construction with up-to-date details like a custom Vibram sole unit.

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Thorocraft Spring Summer 2014 Collection

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California-based brand Thorocraft was founded in 2009 and has become known for paring modern technology and rebellious bold style with classic footwear silhouettes. Upon completion, each shoe is thoroughly inspected and only after meeting the brand’s strict construction requirements will their signature heel rivet be set as the seal of approval and mark of quality. Here is a preview of their fantastic, upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 collection. You can bag yourself a pair here

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