The first week of December brought a whirlwind of shoe releases making it difficult to choose just one pair to cop. But that’s what holiday wish lists are for. You could be coy and subtle, but with shoe releases like these, leaving it up to chance will end in tears. Just link your loved ones to this roundup and give it to ’em straight. From earth-friendly sneaks to Wallabees that put the ‘rug’ in ‘rugged,’ these are the best shoes of the week.
Bodega x Dr. Martens 1461
Streetwear pioneers Bodega have stepped in-line with countercultural English shoemakers Dr. Martens. The collaboration sees Dr. Martens 1461 Smooth shoe outfitted with tonal suede panels at the heel strip and tongue as well as an added captoe. Look for the release to drop online December 7th at 10am EST.
S.R. STUDIO L.A. C.A. Boots
Artist-turned-fashion-designer Sterling Ruby has been met with much fanfare since releasing his first collection this year and his recent release of boots continues to fan the flames. Both all-black lace-up and pull-on styles riff on hardwearing classics and are made in Italy with an imposingly chunky lugged sole attached to grainy leather uppers.
Haven x New Balance 990v5
Canadian streetwear retailer Haven continues its calculated slew of collaborations with New Balance. Taking on its popular 990v5 sneaker, Haven’s stealthy rendition blends luxury materials like supple Horween leather and pigskin suede with tech-forward fabrics like reflective paneling surreptitiously placed beneath breathable Cordura mesh. The collaboration coincides with Haven’s NYC pop-up and releases in-store on Friday, December 6th at 11am local time and online 4pm EST.
Todd Snyder x Clarks Wallabee Boots
For their first-ever collaboration American designer Todd Snyder and English shoemaker Clarks have come up with one of the most eye-catching takes on the Wallabee Boot ever. The collaboration draws on Clarks’ origins as a rug manufacturer and uses archival upholstery fabric for the upper which is lined with supple leather.
Reebok Plant-Based Sneakers
Reebok puts its foot in the race for sustainable sneakers. Dubbed the Forever Floatride Energy, the sneakers boast materials made from castor beans, eucalyptus, algae and natural rubber, forgoing petroleum-based plastics without sacrificing running performance. Reebok took three years to develop the earth-friendly sneakers and you can expect them to drop fall 2020.
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