Converse enters the tech wear game with a stylish yet utilitarian take on the Chuck Taylor. The Urban Utility Chuck 70 has a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane upper, a reflective panel for visibility, and elastic closures for a snug fit. Available in three colorways.
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(PG-13: Language) Complex’s new show Jobs Unlisted is about uncommon professions. In its first episode, host Speedy Morman visited Pensole Footwear Design Academy to learn about designing sneakers. Eustace stayed up all night for you Speedy. Show some gratitude.
One of the highlights of the collaboration between New York streetwear store Kith and posh down jacket specialist Moncler. This triple team-up with Asics sees the Gel Lyte III covered in nubuck and suede. It also has a shearling lining and tri-color laces.
The first shoe from Y-3’s Spring Summer 2018 collection. The Suberou is a mid-cut slip on that is as comfortable as it looks. It has a neoprene upper with a leather toe cap and heel lining, a Poron performance sockliner and an EVA foam midsole. Available in black, red or blue.
Converse made the original Chuck Taylor ready for winter. The Hiker variant combines the 1970’s form with boot details, such as a water-resistant canvas upper with synthetic coating, fleece lining and a thick and rugged tread. Available in olive, navy and black.
The Secret Shoe is a made-to-order derby with a deerskin upper. But it gets its name from the compartments beneath each insole, which hide 3 gizmos of your choice. Pick from 6 out of 12 devices, including a phone, a camera, a GPS tracker and a Swiss Army knife.
adidas teamed up with soccer legend David Beckham to create three updated versions of one of Becks’ favorite cleats – the Predator Accelerator. This triple black sneaker variant has a kangaroo leather upper, Primeknit sock and Ultraboost sole. Drops 11/17/17.
First released in 1987, the Handball Top was meant to be an indoor performance shoe, but quickly became a streetwear hit for obvious reasons. adidas is bringing back the heat with a one-to-one re-release. The shoe drops on 10/27/17. EU customers can cop it from Solebox.
Another sukajan-themed Gel-Lyte III from Asics Tiger and Japanese streetwear stores Beams and Mita. This Souvenir Jacket release is decked in dark blue suede, velvet and nubuck. It also has dragons embroidered on the heel and illustration on the outsole.
Train and stunt in any weather with the newest member of the adidas UltraBoost family. The UltraBoost All Terrain has a water-repellent knit upper, a high collar with reflective details, and a thick and coarse outsole made with rubber from tire maker Continental.
Nike celebrates the Air Force 1’s 35th anniversary with a continuation of the silhouette’s Special Field Boot mashup. The casual military shoe takes an even more street wear turn, with a high cut profile and laces that can be arranged in a variety of ways.
As they say on Game of Thrones, “winter is coming.” Always be prepared for the cold with The Hill-Side’s handmade boots, based on the design of a 1950’s US Air Force survival kit mocc boot. Made from warm wool felt, with a rubber outsole, and a versatile rope lace system.