via bootstrapperboyBecause it's important to stay warm when you're stomping on people.
Complex gets Nike’s Global Design Director Jesse Leyva to countdown his 50 Favorite Sneakers. It's great to learn about a side of footwear that I don't usually pay too much mind to, from an insiders personal stories. Read the full article HERE.
top: Nike Air Rift via nicekicks
bottom: Nike Air Max 90 via sneakernews
Burberry's f/w 09 range. Same toughness, same sole extending up the front, same mannish molded platforms, same skyscraper height. All details that I'm happy to see again, and interpreted in a new way with simple uppers and interesting materials such as metal & stingray.
I did a search on denim shoes after having the thought that they are disgusting and I have never seen any that I like. I wasn't blown away but I did manage to find some fairly decent examples. Lanvin has had a fair crack at this, probably with the most success. The closest to a really beautiful pair was the Lanvin oxfords (top.) Something that I discovered is that in order for them to not look completely nasty, the denim should be dark and contrasted with another material. This allows the denim to become more of a texture and less out-of-place. The sneakers also use this idea quite effectively but probably should not be worn with blue jeans.
Then I found this picture of denim sneakers for dogs (bottom) and thought that maybe in-fact all denim shoes should burn in hell. The jury is still out.
top to bottom:
Lanvin s/s 09 Mens via selectism
Lanvin x Acne Jeans Sneakers via denim&sole
Nike f/w 09 Sneakers via simplysneakers
High-Top Dog Sneakers via mypetswardrobe
via style.comMiuccia Prada presented a more mature look for Miu Miu f/w 09. Things still got playful with fur heels, sequins and some beautiful colours, but it's the common thread that ran through all the shoes that I liked the most. They all had a wonderful focus on trim and straps that I found very effective. My favourite style being the ones where the trim crosses over the top of the foot and actually becomes the strap. Perfect.
via highsnobetteGaultier was one the first designers to collaborate with Melissa back in 1982. What I like about these is that they look like two different uppers layered over eachother (and, of course, that they are made of recycled plastic.)