Engineered Garments added an eye-catching and convenient twist to Dr. Martens’ classic 1461, replacing the shoe’s laces with a leather Velcro strap over the eyelets. It’s available in four military-inspired leather colors as well as a milkshake suede variant.
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The latest collaboration from tech wear king Acronym and Nike. The Air VaporMax Moc 2 sees the laces replaced by a wide elastic strap and the whole upper printed with an aggressive camo pattern based on Acronym’s logo. And yes, they’re already sold out.
NBA player Paul George’s new signature shoe debuts with a limited-edition Sony PlayStation colorway, with a sweet galactic theme and light up PS and PG logos on the tongues. The shoe offers better grip, and does away with the lockdown strap from the PG1, improving fit.
Vans‘ Made for the Makers collection features extra durable and comfortable versions of its bestselling silhouettes. They have stain- and dust-repellent all-black canvas and suede uppers, cushioned sockliners, padded collars, and extra thick lugged outsoles.
adidas‘ Berlin-exclusive variant of the EQT Support 93 has an embroidered ticket on its tongue that’s good for a year’s use of the city’s public transport. Limited to 500 pairs, the shoe sold for about $220, which is a steal compared to the ticket’s $890 value.
Japanese apparel company ONFadd specializes in tech gear that is influenced by the country’s traditional culture. Their latest product is a pair of latex socks meant to protect sneakers from the rain. Each pair weighs just 3.5oz and can be easily packed when not in use.