Star Wars x Fill In The Blank. This week it’s UGG. The Australian apres-surf bootmaker created an entire collection stamped with the Star Wars logo and rendered in Darth Vader black leather. The collection includes all their classic styles and even a bootie for the kiddies.
Cole Haan’s latest development in blending sneaker comfort with work-worthy dress shoes is called ZeroGrand. This technology replaces a traditional outsole with a superlight one that looks more like Nike’s Freesole and features a minimized laser-cut full-grain leather upper. Bottom line: there’s never been a more flexible & comfortable wingtip.
The desert boot is a casual classic and these distressed Italian-made chukkas with their comfy, worn-in look and floral “Maui” print lining, are perfect for summer.
Oliberté makes high quality leather footwear in Ethiopia using all African materials. Employing traditional craftsmanship techniques and a fully sustainable production model, they’re making great 100% goat leather shoes with the goal of creating jobs and opportunities for the people of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Going sockless in the summertime feels great. But it can also lead to a swampy situation inside your shoes. These buffalo leather insoles naturally form to your feet while creating a drier microclimate in your shoes. Way more comfortable, socks or not.
If Tiger Woods is actually complying with his court-ordered alimony payments, he really needs you to buy a pair of his new signature golf shoes from Nike. They’re probably not going to help you “score” like Tiger but they are built on Nike’s Free concept for guaranteed comfort & stability plus you can design a totally custom pair through NikeiD. Available June 7.
In addition to a clever brand name, Broken Homme made a very smart move by teaming up with globally-respected multi-toolists, Leatherman for their first-ever product release. Broken Homme is an L.A.-based maker of handcrafted leather footwear. This new collection includes a 5-inch hiker-style boot and a 4-eye Oxford both made in military green chromexcel Horween leather featuring Goodyear welt construction. Each pair comes with a multi-tool stashed in a Horween sheath on a carabiner. Source
Checkerboard Slip-ons these are not. Vans Shoes has an ongoing and unpredictable program of producing small batch collections of limited-edition footwear. This crucial grandpa-style, plush-lined leather mocassin is another fine example of the treats from the Vans Vault.
Just like Tiger’s apparent return to victory, the introduction of the Nike Free sole to their golf shoe line was just a matter of time. And that time is now. In the same way that Tiger redefined both golf & lecherous womanizing in the modern era, the new Nike TW ’13 aims to redefine golf shoe comfort and performance.
OluKai’s authentic Hawaiian footwear is all made with the environment in mind. Their new, limited edition Ali’i Collection is a tribute to traditional Hawaiian royalty using premium materials like leather and suede from earth-friendly tanneries as well as red velvet trims and coconut closures. A portion of proceeds from the collection will benefit the brand’s ‘Ohana Giveback Program and for each pair sold a Koa tree will be planted in Maui’s Honokowai Valley.