Common Projects’ Training Boots continue the brand’s barebones aesthetic, but we also like the quirky details: triple stitching, full-length side zip with snap closure, and dirty soles.
Reinterpreted for modern tastes but 100% handmade, Ken Diamond’s moccasins feature a deer or elk leather upper, hand-braided kangaroo laces and a canvas backpack.
These VALE sandals may be hard on your wallet, but they’re completely customized: they’ll use your footprints to create shoes that match your foot’s shape and contours. Thanks, Heng!
Made by Portugal-based Our Legacy, these Worker Boots are made to last with a winterized, cracked dark brown leather upper, thick leather laces and chunky rubber outsole.
Inspired by 60s-era Alpine mountaineers but with a city twist, Tretorn’s Cykel Leather Boots feature alternating metal eyelets, a majolica blue lining and leather with mesh detail upper.
Part of Clae’s Fall 2009 line, these Russell Mids come in multiple colorways but top pick goes to Charcoal Wool; it features a wool upper, leather lining and molded footbed.
Based on his legendary music video, Michael Jackson gets a slick send-off with these Thriller Converses; available 10/5, they sport a red leather jacket, studded collars and black satin.
Messy, functional and totally awesome, the Shoelace Rug ain’t your momma’s decor as it shifts and evolves beneath your feet; available now in black/white or custom order your own.
Lacoste’s slim-fitting Montaine WE boots have a low-key sophistication that we crave; a slightly embossed heel detail and neutral two-tone colorways cut a sleek but subtle profile.
With a calf leather upper, dual density footbed and memory foam, FootJoy’s Icon golf shoes are not just technically sound but also come in a collection of 5 swanky patterns and 19 styles.
Winter can take a hike with the BugaThermo: it’s a rechargeable heated boot with 3 temperature settings (controlled via an ankle LED button) and is good down to -25ËšF. Thanks, Jake!
Available at LA’s De La Barracuda on 10/3, these sweet wood grain shoes are a triple collaboration between Nike SB, Stefan Janoski and Michael Lau; the latter will throw in a vinyl toy.
Ocean Minded’s Uppers are not only comfy but eco-friendly; they sport an anatomical, odor-resistant footbed, hemp laces, bamboo lining, and outsole made out of recycled car tires.
Gabriel Dishaw’s Junk Dunk sculpture uses a Nike Sole but swaps perfed leather for perfed metal and rubber for silicon; it even features a hinged tongue and circuit board Swoosh.
Hot on the “heels” of the Beer Belt Bottle Opener, Reef’s Fanning Sandals let you take suds to the shoreline: it features a built-in bottle opener at the bottom of the sole. Thanks, Devand!
Just in time for Halloween: Dr. Martens’ 1914 Bones Boot is a playful take on their 14-eye work boot; it sports a glow-in-the-dark skeleton along its nearly 11″ full grain leather upper.
An homage to the French Open, Lacoste’s Cavaillon UE is a velcro-strap tennis court shoe with French flag colorway, perfed leather upper, textured rubber outsole and embossed logo.
Japanese expat Taka Hayashi’s Vans Akat LX shoes are nothing if not unique; they feature a moccasin-style base with triangle accents and are available in Fossil or Brown.
Nike’s Terminator His go denim with a Selvage edition; the devil’s really in the details here, with multi-color contrast stitching and brown Nike emblem for a slick handcrafted look.
The minimalist outfitters at Common Projects have posted a sneak peek at their Fall/Winter 2009 collection; rich browns and burgundies join their classic white and black colorways.
Bearing a strong resemblance to the Hyperdunk, Nike’s Hypermax Stealths are a mid-cut sneaker with ankle strap, air sole unit and Flywire in an orange and black colorway.
Made with 1000 denier nylon, Crackshot’s Snakeguardz boots not only protect you from serpents but shotgun blasts: we’ll take their word that it’ll stop a 12-gauge shot at 20 yards.
Also known as Katahama, Speedo’s BioFUSE is a high tech flip-flop with rubber grip pods and drainage holes that maximize cushioning, flexibility, durability and slip resistance.
adidas’ SLVR 103s epitomize their fashion-oriented SLVR line; the high-tops sport a streamlined profile, aniline/full-grain leather upper, padded collar and simplified triple stripes.
J. Crew and Red Wing partner up with a remake of the latter’s vintage work boots; they’re made with triple-stitched US cattle hides, Goodyear welting and brass hardware.
Chrome Bags’ new Red Sole shoes are a rider’s dream: each is made with 1000 denier Cordura and includes a reflective heel strip, grippy outsoles and gusseted tongues.
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