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Strasse Urban Cycling Shoe

Strasse Urban Cycling Shoe

With a mix of leather and herringbone fabric, the SPD-compatible Strasse shoe harkens to an early time of pocket watches and Fedoras; the midtop profile offers added ankle support and protection.

Nike Lunar Orbit+

Nike Lunar Orbit+

Taking cues from Nike Tech Pack jackets, the Lunar Orbit+ has a 3-layer mesh upper – a liner, EVA foam and a top-layer mesh. It also has an asymmetrical zip and raised geometric upper.

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Nike Air Max 1 ACG

Nike Air Max 1 ACG

Nike’s still digging up and reviving its classic shoe designs, and we say keep ’em coming. The Air Max 1 ACG has mesh and suede uppers in simple blue and white. Also available in pink and purple.

Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey

Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey

Converse and Ace’s Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey shoe has a sneaker feel, but with rugged boot detailing taken from vintage waders and shoes Converse created for 1940’s US military training.

Radii Footwear

Radii Footwear

Launched only in 2008, Radii Footwear has quickly risen to fame, with celebrities rocking its kicks all over the place. Radii specializes in high cuts, but they also make boat shoes and sneakers.

Adidas Originals Rod Laver Consortium

Adidas Originals Rod Laver Consortium

In an edition of 500, Limited EDT and Adidas present the Rod Laver Consortium, featuring a night-sky blue leather upper with a squared turquoise cross-hatching that glows in the dark.

Star Wars x Adidas 2011

Star Wars x Adidas 2011

The Force is strong in this collaboration, and so must the sales, because adidas and Star Wars are already prepping for next year. Kidulty has a ton of pics of the sweet items in the 2011 collection.

Blackbird Zuriick

Blackbird Zuriick

Stay classy this Holiday season with the Zuriick. The canvas trim and blue eyelets contrast nicely with the black leather upper. Has a leather-lined interior, a padded insole and waxed cotton laces.

Adidas Top Ten Low Droid Shoes

Adidas Top Ten Low Droid Shoes

These schizophrenic sneakers pay tribute to both R2-D2 and C-3PO at the same time. There’s a shiny gold side for 3PO, and a white and blue side for R2. They really remind us of bowling for some reason.

Adidas Originals Nizza Hi Snake

Adidas Originals Nizza Hi Snake

We’re liking the hot reptile skin style on the Spring 2011 Adidas Originals Nizza Hi Snake kicks; the red colorway and texture contrasts nicely with the white triple stripes, laces, sole and toecap.

Nike 6.0 DeLorean Dunks

Nike 6.0 DeLorean Dunks

Based on Doc Brown’s DeLorean, these limited-edition Dunks are great for 88mph sprints. Where you’re going with these, you don’t need roads. Check the Nike Store on 11/26 if you want a pair.

Nike Blazer SP

Nike Blazer SP

The Nike Blazer SP is back with the tongue tag motif, and in a forward Anthracite, Black and Electric Green colorway. The suede uppers give the shoes a softer look without mellowing the coolness.

Supra Skytop II Holiday 2010

Supra Skytop II Holiday 2010

Along with the white TUF colorway, these are the Skytop II colorways that Supra has released for the Holidays – black mixed materials, black suede with grey and red nylon, and khaki suede.

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Play-Doh Kicks

Play-Doh Kicks

Core77 recently asked readers to make Play-Doh versions of their favorite shoes and was promptly barraged by submissions, some accurate, some not so much, but all of them look fun to play with.

Puma Sky Hi+

Puma Sky Hi+

Puma re-ups their classic kicks, modifying the tongue, velcro strap and midsole, then releasing five variants, with different colors and material leather, nylon, suede, nubuck, and croc skin.

Diesel High Speed Sneaker

Diesel High Speed Sneaker

In a mix of leather, suede and high tech air mesh fabrics, Diesel’s $100 Spring 2011 Not for Running sneaker is named High Speed in order to maximize the ass kicking speed. Coming in November 2010.

Rag & Bone Hi-Tops

Rag & Bone Hi-Tops

These brown suede hi-tops make you look smart and cool at the same time, dressing up a pair of jeans or dressing down your suit. The unusual profile sets them apart from ordinary sneakers.

Original Marty McFly Nikes

Original Marty McFly Nikes

These custom Nike MAGs are not really self-lacing, and their looks have not aged well to say the least. But dammit Michael J. Fox actually wore them for BTTF II, and that makes ’em priceless.

SeaVees Eye Trail Boots

SeaVees Eye Trail Boots

Stylish, comfortable and practical, these boots have a durable micro-sanded and oiled grain leather upper. The foot beds are leather-lined, and the natural rubber soles add cushion and traction.

Nike Dunk High AC Perf Pack

Nike Dunk High AC Perf Pack

One half of the Perf Pack – the other being an Air Force 1 – the special edition Dunk High AC pairs a gray micro-perforated upper (which makes the shoe more breathable) with a white sole.

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Adidas Indoor Tennis Mid

Adidas Indoor Tennis Mid

A Foot Locker exclusive, these kicks are based on the Adidas Originals Indoor Tennis sneaks. The Mid cut and leather upper transform the perfect summer sneakers into fitting fall and winter gear.

Oki-Kutsu Crockett

Oki-Kutsu Crockett

We haven’t tried Oki-Kutsu’s trainers yet, but they do look comfortable. The Crockett has a canvas upper and inner and vulcanized rubber toe and sole. The cut around its ankle gives it a fresh look.

Adidas Y-3 Mega Torsion

Adidas Y-3 Mega Torsion

True to its name, Yoji Yamamoto’s shoe features a huge Torsion bar on the outsole; Adidas says this provides “incredible support and flexibility.” Leather and stingray skin accents provide style.

Nike SB Blazer High Black/Purple

Nike SB Blazer High Black/Purple

It seems we’ve come to a point where all anyone is releasing are alternate colorways of old shoes, but let’s not let that detract from the fact that SB Blazers do look cool in black and purple.

Paul Smith Desert Boots

Paul Smith Desert Boots

Paul Smith’s take on the trainer shoe hybrid has a two tone gray leather and suede upper. The logo is on the tongue of the right shoe, in case you have trouble figuring out which is which.

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