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The Kobe Elite 9 has a single piece Flyknit and Flywire upper, Lunarlon midsole and a carbon fiber heel counter. The idea for the ultra high cut kicks came to Kobe while watching boxer Manny Pacquiao train. Available 2/8/14.
To promote its 2014 lineup of Adidas sneakers, apparel store Chimp had artist Chris Anderson make replicas of the upcoming stock using recycled cardboard. The level of detail and likeness that Chris achieved is quite impressive.
Nike updates its bestselling classic sneaker Air Max 90 with its latest innovations, including the lightweight and springy Lunarlon midsole, breathable no-sew upper and compression molded collar, lining and tongue.
A limited-edition bundle from Nike and Hasbro, the Megatron Rises 3-pack pays homage to Detroit Lions WR Calvin “Megatron” Johnson. It has three shoes and a Megatron action figure. The shoes will also be sold separately.
A pair of heavy duty triple-braided waxed cotton shoelaces with aluminum tips. But they’re more than just accessories; the project is a collaboration between American apparel makers to help their country’s native manufacturers.
Like the Radler Trail Camp, these boots can be rolled up and stuffed in your bag. At just 9.9oz., it’s a lightweight and very comfortable hiking boot. It has a water-resistant nylon upper and Moisture Wick foam insole.
Exquisite hiking boots from luxury leather goods maker Feit. As with its other products, each pair is hand sewn from just one piece of vegetable tanned leather. Available in natural leather and wool and burgundy leather with black wool.
Saint Laurent’s new line of sneakers slims down familiar profiles, but the SL/01H has another neat trick up its sleeve. A gap at the ankle makes it look (and probably feel) like a low-cut sneaker. Someone make a cheaper version of this!
Handmade in Lewiston, Maine, Trask’s sturdy and stylish Canyon boots are crafted from bison leather and Italian wool, with rawhide laces and rugged Vibram lug soles. Cushioned with memory foam for comfort. Limited to just 150 pairs each.
Yuketen’s boots are eye-catching to say the least. Whoever designed these seems to have gone with the rare combat monk look. You won’t want to hike with these shoes, but they are in Fall colors and look extremely comfy.
The black and terra cotta colorway of this comfy skate shoe is neither black nor terra cotta – it’s more like charcoal grey and red brick – but that doesn’t make this wool and vulcanized rubber show any less good looking.
If you liked the brogued Jack Purcell, check out Paul Smith’s Merced sneaker. It combines the formal look of traditional wingtips with the comfort of casual sneakers. It has a cognac leather upper and a vulcanized rubber midsole.
Austrian shop Zonkey Boot makes beautiful leather shoes and accessories. We’re particularly fond of their skinny boots, which are made of water-resistant suede, wool or full grain calf leather, with a waxed or burnish finish.
These cozy hiking boots have an upper made of Woolrich fabric, leather and PET canvas made from recycled plastic bottles. The laces are made from recycled plastic as well. The Vibram outsole adds comfort and traction.
Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is finally ready to play. The D Rose 4 will be helping him in his comeback season. It has a lightweight synthetic leather upper, padded ankle and midsole and insole cushioning.
A stylish and rugged collection of shoes which take the shape of some of Nike’s most popular sneaks, transforming them into boots ready to take on the worst winter can throw at them. Coming to Nike Stores 10/2013.
Dr. Martens give its signature 1460 boot a military makeover. The green suede upper and its camo pattern are at home on the streets and in the woods. Also available from Ssense. Check out the 1461 camo if you prefer low-cut shoes.
An incredibly lightweight shoe – best for mid-sole runners, the Sayonara provides ample support and traction without the bulk. Only when you look down to see their bold design might you remember you have shoes on.
Converse First String – the brand’s arm for its limited edition products – will soon release a special edition of the Auckland Racer. It will have a terry cloth upper and tone-on-tone stitching, giving it a soft and worn-out look.
A convenient shopping service that handpicks clothes and accessories aligned to your tastes. The items will be sent to you so you can try them for free for up to 10 days. Buy the ones you want to keep and send the rest back.
Andrew Henry is obsessed with clean and simple shoes. His limited edition leather sneakers feature one or two basic colors punctuated by simple debossed or embroidered details. How about minimalist pricing Andrew?
The ZX TR Mid mixes Adidas’ classic ZX running shoes with hiking boot details, such as the traction outsole and ankle cushion. This brown and yellow colorway is ready for autumn, but you can also get it in gray or blue.
The LeBron 11 is the lightest of LeBron James’ signature shoes, thanks to Nike’s Hyperposite, Hyperfuse and Flywire construction. It also has full-length Lunarlon and Zoom units for cushioning. Drops 10/12/13 for $200.
Designer Mark McNairy’s chukka low-rise boots have a fuzzy pony hair tiger pattern and an electric blue commando lug sole that elevates the pimp shoe to a whole new level. You won’t find any goldfish swimming in the heels of these.
Cole Haan’s take on a modern wingtip. They still have the distinctive brogue patterns but on a variety of colored Oxford leather uppers. The Nike Lunarlon cushion makes them lightweight and comfortable.
New season, new team, new shoes (and hopefully a new attitude as well). The Adidas D Howard 4 will be available starting 11/01/13, although you can take your chances on eBay right now. Check it out in Rockets’ colors here.
(NSFW: Language) It’s not a martial arts film, but The Mystery of Flying Kicks is still worth watching. It explores the urban custom of throwing shoes up on power lines and the various reasons for and reactions to it.