I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but before you know it we'll be stomping around in the cold ice and snow again. Luckily, Japanese label Number Nine recently released the Shearling Lined High Top Sneaker to help keep your feet warm and looking good during the colder months.
In what seems to be a variation on the VisVim Kiefer silhouette, Number Nine's version features a suede lambskin outer and plush shearling inside the shoe for comfort and warmth. Although it features lace loops similar to that of a traditional boot, the sneaker is lighter in weight, more supple, flexible and ultimately more comfortable. The aluminum lace ends add a luxurious touch. Both a lace-up and zip-up version are available.
The yellow variety will be available in mid to late September at Number Nine in New York and Barney's NY. The chocolate version will be at Jack Straw in Seattle. The lace-up will run for $550 and the zip-up for $625. Both will also be available at the Number Nine tokyo location. Contact them for more info.