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Vans OTW Native American Pack

Vans OTW Native American Pack

The latest Spring shoes from one of our favorite designer lines have Native American print canvas linings and leather or washed canvas uppers. Watch out for these shoes in stores this February.

Chuck Taylor Classic Boot XHi

Chuck Taylor Classic Boot XHi

Converse’ best-selling Chuck Taylor line gets a vintage military-inspired boot form. Has a powdered suede upper (non-waterproof) and heavy-duty laces. Available in brown and black.

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Nike Tailwind

Nike Tailwind

Re-released for the first time in more than 30 years, the Tailwind was the first Nike shoe to have an Air-sole unit. Available at Nike outlets in limited quantities starting this month.

Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour

Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour

Created by Nike designer Tinker Hatfield with input from tennis great Roger Federer, the ZV9T’s Adaptive Fit ensures that the shoe fits snugly regardless of the movement and foot position.

Adidas AdiZero Rush

Adidas AdiZero Rush

These running shoes weigh just 6.7 oz., thanks to lightweight materials like an adiPrene+ midsole, nylon mesh upper and thin rubber outsole, but are still stable and comfortable. Commercial here.

Adidas Jonbee Oak

Adidas Jonbee Oak

A curious mix of a boat shoe with skateboarding elements – nautical street? The Jonbee has a suede upper with leather accents and a vulcanized rubber sole. It’s also available in black.

Reebok Insta Pump Fury

Reebok Insta Pump Fury

The fashion of the 90s continues its comeback with this re-release of its original black/yellow/firecracker red colorway for Reebok’s Insta Pump Fury running shoe. Limited to 2,012 units.

Repair-it-Yourself Shoes

Repair-it-Yourself Shoes

Designed by Eugenia Morpurgo, the RIY Shoes’ upper and sole are easily separable, and it comes with several repair kits. Not only do they last longer, the repairs also give it a distinct look over time.

Adidas SLVR Plim Lace High

Adidas SLVR Plim Lace High

One of the upcoming additions to the Adidas SLVR line, the Plim Lace High is an eye-catching take on high tops. The shoe laces take center stage without being gimmicky. Also has a white color scheme.

Chuck Taylor Year of the Dragon

Chuck Taylor Year of the Dragon

2012 is the YotD, so you need some new kicks to celebrate this noble beast. These Chucks have an intricate dragon print, black laces and a bold red All Star logo. Coming to Converse stores “any day.”

Swims Helmut Boots

Swims Helmut Boots

The Helmut lace-up boot by Swims is perfect for winter and wet weather. It has a waterproof 3M Scotch Guard high density nylon upper and a soft rubber sole with slip grip. Available in five colors.

Chuck Taylor Collar Break

Chuck Taylor Collar Break

Add another pair of Chucks to your shoe rack. The Converse Chuck Taylor Collar Break has a heavy, coated canvas upper, leather collar and pull tab. It also has a leather ankle patch and waxed laces.

WHAT’s Shop Custom Converse

WHAT’s Shop Custom Converse

Offering intricately handpainted sneakers and high-tops, Bangkok, Thailand’s WHAT’s Shop customizes shoes with everyone from Daft Punk to Chucky, and Darth Vader to The Dark Knight.

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Artisan Lace Sneaker

Artisan Lace Sneaker

John Varvatos gives the classic high-top sneaker a mature and weathered look. The Artisan Lace Sneaker is made of Italian calf skin. It has hand stained side walls and burnished heel and toe.

Nike AF 1 Bespoke Vachetta

Nike AF 1 Bespoke Vachetta

Nike’s store on 21 Mercer St., NYC is the only place where you can design your own Air Force 1 shoes. The newest Vachetta upgrades add leather options for laces and midsoles. Price? At least $800.

Jodhpur Sneakers

Jodhpur Sneakers

Stay dry and classy this winter with these signature boots by Kris Van Assche. Made with 100% leather with a rubber sole and tone on tone stitching. Has a wraparound Velcro closure to keep them secure.

Sweet Kicks for TV Addicts

Sweet Kicks for TV Addicts

It doesn’t matter if you’re more into walking undead or drug running, these serial killer, custom Chucks from Tauntr.com will let everyone know who you’re rooting for come Emmy season.

Nike Kobe VII System Supreme

Nike Kobe VII System Supreme

Kobe’s latest have two removable midsole inserts: Attack Fast has Zoom Air units in the forefoot and heel, while Attack Strong has a full-length ankle cuff for added support. Drops 12/22 for $140-$180.

NB ML574 Year of the Dragon

NB ML574 Year of the Dragon

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 is the year of the dragon, which is why New Balance decided to come up with the ML574 Dragon Year shoes. Has dragon graphics on the upper, heel patch and logo.

Nike Zoom KD IV Weatherman

Nike Zoom KD IV Weatherman

Keep an eye on the latest conditions with Kevin Durant’s bold new Nikes, covered with tightly packed red and orange isobars – which could mean only one thing: there’s a storm brewing on your feet.

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Radler Trail Camp Folding Shoes

Radler Trail Camp Folding Shoes

The perfect hiking or camping shoes. Not only are they light, comfortable and water-repellent, the shoes can also be folded in half, zipped shut and attached to your bag with a carabiner.

Supra Skytop III Stealth

Supra Skytop III Stealth

Has a black upper, TPR straps, black waxed laces, charcoal EVA midsole and a black cup sole. Only 413 pairs will be sold so keep an eye out for these black beauties online when they drop on 11/25/11.

NIke Air Flytop

NIke Air Flytop

Fresh colorways for the Nike Air Flytop shoes. Both have suede and leather uppers and the trademark ankle strap. The black ones have a contrasting heel tab while the white ones have a clear sole.

Quick Spikes

Quick Spikes

If you’re just being dragged onto the green by your client or you’re not feeling the style of golf shoes, check out Quick Spikes. They’re affordable wearable studs that you can put on any shoes.

Run-DMC Adidas Superstar 80s

Run-DMC Adidas Superstar 80s

Has the Run-DMC logo on the insole, Jam Master Jay’s initials on the heel counter and gold chains on the laces. You might want to take the laces off though, ’cause these are not used as felon shoes.

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