Archive for April 2009

Adidas x Crooked Tongues “VIP” Munchen

April 29, 2009

adidas-crooked-munchen-vip-detailsAfter the success of last September’s ‘Oktoberfest’ adidas x Crooked Tongues Munchen, legendary shoe designer Markus Thaler (one of the minds behind the legendary ZX range) joined the project to offer his own unique ‘outdoors’ take on the cult silhouette.

A premium material mix, a new approach to panelling, covered tongue, D-Ring fastenings and a forefoot with duck boot design cues are bolstered by some eccentric detailing. As a Bavarian, Markus knows the
area’s aesthetic far better than we ever could, and he takes the upper of this late ‘70’s training shape into off-road, woodland territory, set on the familiar cup sole.

Limited to just 150 pairs exclusively from the Crooked Tongues store, the adidas x Crooked Tongues ‘VIP’ Munchen is on sale now via the Crooked Tongues online store.

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Kickers Leather Desert Boot

April 29, 2009

Founded in 1970, Kickers was inspired by Daniel Raufast, who developed a new shoe concept after coming across a poster of the 1968 musical ‘Hair’. Interested by the barefooted youngsters wearing jeans, he developed his concept which he thought would be more suitable for the blue-jean generation. Their all-white Greenwich Desert Boot, made of perforated leather, is their interpretation of a classic desert boot. They are available at shoe retailer Barratt’s.

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Creative Recreation Torino Sneaker

April 29, 2009

We previewed the Spring 2009 Creative Recreation Italian Collection a while back. We’re re-focusing on the Torino model in white for the moment. The premium upper and hidden lace front gives it a unique look from other trainers in this class. Look for it now at all serious retailers worldwide.

More detailed looks at the Creative Recreation Turino sneaker after the jump.

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Common Projects Achilles Low Special 09

April 29, 2009

Common Projects have slid these special edition CP’s into Tres Bien on the sly and they look pretty, for lack of a better word, special. If any criticism can be sent at Common Projects, it’s that they can be too minimalistic at times, bordering on boring. These sneakers are perfect for those who thought the full patent versions were a bit too loud and the plain ones a little dull. Lookwise, they’re bordering on Lanvin territory but the suede mixed with the patent gives it their own identity. Get them from Tres Bien.

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Puma Mihara Yasuhiro Metallic Pack

April 28, 2009

Metallics are making a great entrance into spring 09, the latest into the craze come from the Puma Mihara Yasuhiro Collection called the Metallic Pack. The pack consists of the MY-40 and the MY-41, both coming with metallic silver uppers and white leather accents. As usual the Japanese fashion designer introduces interesting drip effects on his sneakers. Via Kenlu.

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Cause x Hysteric Glamour Moccasin Boots

April 27, 2009

cause-hysteric-glamour-shoes-4A nice collaboration is coming from Japanese brands Cause and Hysteric Glamour. The footwear and the fashion brand worked on a mid cut moccasin boot, featuring premium suede on the upper and bold stitching details. The shoe comes in three colorways and is now available in Hysteric Glamour stores. Do we sense some rivalry with Visvim? These colorways are not at as exciting, but the style’s definitely up there on the a-list.jeansfenom505lightozyellowsunderys2012

Levi’s x Fenom Light Oz Sunderys jeans

April 27, 2009

Some new looks into the upcoming Levi’s Fenom collection, courtesy of Hiroshi Fujiwara. Two styles break out of the mold and offer some nice contrasting looks including black denim with purple highlights and indigo denim with neon green highlights. These are hopefully the beginning of some big drops coming out of the Fenom camp. Might I say… nice colabo.levis-fenom-summer-neonjeansfenom505lightozyellowsunderys2041jeansfenom505lightozyellowsunderys2011