Vans California 2012 Holiday Carillo CA

Its time to get some culture back into your life with the Vans California 2012 Holiday Carillo CA. With a trio of colorways, the new kicks feature a suede upper, along with color-blocked paneling and classic waffle bottoms. If you grab the grey colorway you get a little bit of extra color on the heel – just sayin’ ! You can find them at Vans California stockists very soon.

CLAE Spring/Summer 2012 Closer Look

Los Angeles based footwear brand CLAE brings us clean and classic styles for the spring/summer 2012 season. We brought you the lookbook but now we give you a closer look into new materials and color-tones used on classic styles such as the Ellington, Strayhorn, McQueen and the newest addition to the family the Chambers. Now available through the CLAE online store or:


Reebok Launches “CLASSIC” Campaign

As well know we try to stay away from “mainstream” brands that have been around before we were even born. At times we can make exceptions as this new Reebok campaign utilizes young, fresh and upcoming artists in today’s ever-changing industry.The campaign highlights Reebok’s “Icons” footwear, Ex-o-Fit, WorkOut and Freestyle, while celebrating its rich heritage as THE Classics brand. Working alongside Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, Tyga and Mike Posner, Reebok’s “Icons” campaign tells the story of each (more…)

Nathan Clark, Creator of the Clarks Desert Boot

Since I am a frequent buyer/blogger of the Clarks Desert boot I found this piece interesting, yet very sad as well. Though it is a bit late – Nathan Clark, creator of the Clarks Desert Boot has died at the age of 94. We pull from the Telegraph UK obit: “Clark, a great-grandson of James Clark, who co-founded the Quaker footwear company in 1825, was serving in Burma during the Second World War when he noticed (more…)

Clae Kennedy – Black Mesh

Clae has released a brand new Kennedy that will be available for Summer 2011 at most Clae retailers. The Clae Kennedy upper is done in a black mesh to keep a nice breeze rollin’ thorough your feet on those hot summer days and the white sole looks great with the red accents seen on the under sole. Check out the gallery below for further detail.

Available at Primitive.

Deluxe x Vans Zapato Del Barco

Vans and Japanese contemporary brand Deluxe continue their ongoing partnership as the two brands come together for another footwear collaboration, this time revolving around the popular Zapato Del Barco. Maintaining the simplicity we’ve come to expect from past releases, the shoes feature a simple black colorway with leather and nubuck uppers along with contrasting leather laces, Deluxe branding and white outsoles. Priced at ¥10,500 (approx. $128 USD), the Deluxe x Vans Zapato Del Barco will see a (more…)

Supreme x Clarks Dessert Chukka

As we’ve been anticipating, the Supreme x Clarks Dessert Chukka is set the release for the Spinr/Summer 2011 season. The Clarks desert boot has definitely become one of our favorites, and for them to team up with another one of our favorites is ridiculously awesome. Made from a nubuck suede upper, the shoe features a high-grade leather detailing around the ankle and heel. With a traditional crepe sole, the boot also has metal eyelets with a (more…)

Converse Sea Star Skate II Ox

Converse drops a new colorway in its popular Sea Star Skate II Ox. Done up in a perforated leather, the shoes feature a traditional slip-on design with white accents amongst a black upper. Priced at a reasonable $55 USD, these classics are now available through Premier, in addition to other Converse retailers nationwide.

(via Hypebeast)


Clark’s Originals Jink Spring/Summer 2011

Another classic silhouette from Clark’s Originals, the Jink features a shape not dissimilar to the Desert Khan with it’s chukka style placket.  Details include a soft leather edging around the collar and a trimmed down crepe sole unit giving a slimmer profile than the Desert Khan.  The limited edition shoe comes in 4 colorways for Spring/Summer 2011 and is now available from Hanon.

(via Highsnobiety)


CLAE 2011 Spring/Summer Lookbook


CLAE introduces a wave of new designs as the footwear brand opens up another season of goods. The Spring/Summer 2011 lookbook captures several new colorways and styles from the brand, including the Hockney, Strayhorn and Bruce. All continue CLAE’s commitment to quality silhouettes with minimalist attributes and maximum versatility. Looks for these styles now through select CLAE retail accounts.