Category Archives: Shoes

Concept by Cruise x Trickers : The Unusual Suspects

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Concept is the little brother of indi store Cruise…their first design collaboration is with master-shoemaker Trickers. The debut is a subtle slimmed down reworking of the classic long wing Richard & Bourton brogue. Each style has been given a unique character and name pertaining to each material used.

The “Habana” Longwing pays homage to all things Cuban (minus the ridiculous heel) constructed from rich Cuba waxed suede uppers and subtle brogue detailing. The shoe is finished off with a Barbour Welted Danite sole for added durability.

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The “Aristocrat” Longwing pays homage to sartorial function and English eccentricity. Reworking the classic Richard Long Wing with a slimmed down contemporary fit they are hand made using the finest Naster Burnished calfskin and feature a bold contemporary twist in the form of a vibrant orange Itshide sole.

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The “Artiste” Bourton Derby Brogue takes an obscure reference from the Sienna clay used in the production of oil paint pigments and is crafted from textured Sienna scotch grain leather and contrasting Dainite sole.

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The “Highland Fox” Bourton Derby Brogue pays homage to the elusive fox of the Outer Hebrides seen here in rich coppery brown Reppelo suede.

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Each style is very limited and available here

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The Shoe Wheel

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Spinning free from all traditional storage systems, the Shoe Wheel is an ingeniously designed mobile storage unit with 20 expandable pockets that can hold up to 30 pairs of shoes depending on the type.

The Shoe Wheel is simple to use. Shoes are inserted into the pockets through elastic bands, which secure them snugly into place. The pockets are easily adjustable to fit a variety of shoes; sneakers, and high heels if your that way inclined . Just rotate the Shoe Wheel to make a selection. You can pick one up now at Rakku Design.

Officine Creative 2013 Spring Summer Crosta Shoes

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Founded in 1998, Officine Creative has been guided by its founder Roberto Di Rosa’s vision to create modern classics with the finest materials and craftsmanship. For Spring/Summer, Officine Creative has unveiled the Crosta shoe in multiple colourways. The Crosta’s silhouette calls to mind the Nike Roshe with its simple uppers and thick soles. The uppers are a mix of hand-dyed Cervo leather and luxurious fabrics. Handmade in Italy, these are not your average sneakers

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Wise Footwear: Milliner

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Earlier in the month I introduced you Wise Footwear and here we have a detailed look into their first product the Milliner. Taking inspiration from classic running silhouettes finished in beautiful suede. Available in Black, Grey & Teal colourways. Available in very limited numbers here.

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Wise Footwear

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There is a new kid on the block in the hugly corporate washed world of footwear. Wise Footwear (Wisdom In Small Elements)  is the brain child of South Londoner Tim Gleig a 23 year old footwear design graduate from LCF Cordeainers. After struggling to find opportunities within the footwear industry he decided to go it alone, he believed there was a massive gap in the market for men’s lifestyle footwear. Wise takes inspiration from classic running silhouettes and beautiful suedes and leathers to create well crafted products. The first product the Milliner which is a slick lifestyle shoe featured in 3 colours black,teal and grey. Watch this space for a more detailed look closer to launch

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Thorocraft Hampton Floral Shoe

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Common Projects Spring Summer 2013

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When founders Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami started Common Projects, their mission was to create minimalist, comfortable sneakers, made in Italy using only the finest materials. In addition to a utilitarian design, the shoes were virtually anonymous, with exterior branding limited to the article number and shoe size, factory-stamped in gold foil near the heel. The brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is largely an extension of that original mission statement, with new slip-on sneakers, tennis shoes and crepe-soled loafers joining reliable standbys like the Achilles and Tournament, finished in new colours and materials for spring.

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