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Fashion Designer Paola Hernandez's Brooklyn Showroom
Over a year after launching a flagship store in Mexico City, fashion designer Paola Hernandez has unveiled a showroom at the crux of Brooklyn's north and south Williamsburg neighborhoods. Aesthetically minimal and arranged for the maximum impact...
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Bi-Color Desert Boots
Designer Pierre Hardy has placed his own special touch on the classic desert chukka. The bi-color suede boots feature contrasting panels of deep gray and navy with bright royal blue stitching. The subtle burst of color is enough to make a statement...
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Kushn Unisex Brogues
Classic unisex brogues get a punchy update from Kente cloth ethically sourced by weavers in Kumasi, Ghana. The colorful geometric patterns perfectly juxtapose full-grain leather crafted by South African artisans.
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Clarks + DOOM: Limited Edition Wallabee
Only a handful of shoe designs can claim a true hip-hop pedigree. The Adidas Superstar (sans laces) owes its street cred to Run-DMC while the '90s East Coast rap scene's affinity for Timberland boots tripled sales over the decade. And British shoemaker...
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St. Crispins Day Boot
Handmade in Connecticut with rich 7oz leather from Chicago's celebrated Horween tannery, the St. Crispins Day Boot is a sturdy six inch boot built for roughing it in the woods or a long day in the city. The vegetable-tanned, cognac-hued leather upper...
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Vern Captoe Lace-Up Boot
Los Angeles' master custom shoemaker George Esquivel presents the bespoke Vern Captoe Green Boot: an understated, utilitarian chukka in burnished green leather. The deep emerald hue is an unexpected flourish a sharp eye will catch, on the otherwise...
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Jack Erwin NYC Fitting Room
In the world of men's formal footwear, few brands offer worthwhile options for under a handful of hundreds. NYC-based Jack Erwin hopes to change this. With three collections spanning brogues, loafers, wingtips and boots, the one-year-old brand delivers...
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The Sabah Dealer
Based in NYC, The Sabah reinvents the traditional handmade Turkish slipper with a modern silhouette. Founder Mickey Ashmore first fell in love with the slipper after receiving one as a gift while living in Istanbul four years ago. Comfort persuaded...
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Boubou Leather Shoes
Twins for Peace gives shoes to children in need on a 1-1 basis with what's purchased from their French clothing and lifestyle shop. Their slim and sleek pair of Boubou black leather sneakers goes practically all black everything, and are accented by...
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Van Doren Halloween Print Era
Paying tribute to the brand's humble beginnings rooted in 1970s and '80s skate culture, Vans continues to reissue vintage prints as part of the Van Doren Collection. One of the latest to get bumped back into production—and just in time for Halloween...
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CLAE + LIFUL Capsule Collection
While Japan may garner more attention than its neighboring countries combined when it comes to fashion design, those in the know have been watching Korea in recent years. Why? Because of brands like LIFUL. The modern menswear brand makes clean...
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Quoddy Custom Shoe Service
For those in the Northeastern US, Quoddy is a household name, having been making moccasins, loafers and shoes of the like by hand in Lewiston, Maine for generations. Using techniques and methods derived from those developed by local Native American...
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Tretorn + Sid Mashburn Nylite Wool
If the recent resurgence of the adidas Stan Smith has taught us nothing else, it's that there is more to the casual sneaker world than just a crisp pair of Vans Authentics. Just in time to hammer home that reminder is the newly released Nylite wool...
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Cool Hunting Video: Red Wing Shoes
Red Wing Heritage kindly brought us out to Red Wing, Minnesota to see the mecca of handcrafted workwear: the Red Wing Shoes factory. The bustling place is an endless expanse of leather, sewing machines, stitching and hot wax thread and has been...
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Direct-to-Consumer OneGround Shoes
Direct-to-consumer manufacturing companies like Everlane and Warby Parker have attracted a devoted customer following by offering attractive, top-quality products at a fraction of their traditional retail costs. Businessmen, tech geeks and shoe...
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Design Innovation at Paul Andrew S/S15
During this past New York Fashion Week, we had the opportunity to see the latest shoes from designer Paul Andrew. What we found was not only beautifully crafted and high quality, but also invoked an element of technical innovation that really set...
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Beijing Artist Kong Kong Wei
Kong Kong Wei loves drawing. Since childhood, her father encouraged her to pursue the passion—taking her to art exhibitions and covering the walls of their home with scenes from her fairytale world. Her dedication to drawing brought her to study...
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Rapha + Giro Cyclocross Shoe
While there's still some summer left in the northern hemisphere, cyclists are already gearing up for the fall cyclocross season. The sport mixes elements of road racing with mountain biking and, just to make things interesting, throws in a load of...
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Fern Cycling Shoes
Tracey Neuls' Fern boot—designed exclusively for Tokyobike—features a rubber sole perfect for pedaling in, and a precautionary reflective strip down the back keeps cyclists stylishly safe while in transit, on or off the bike.
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Adidas Consortium FW '14 Primeknit Pure BOOST
Adidas' Primeknit technology continues to impress, slowly picking away at the knit market almost entirely dominated by Nike—and the latest release for FW 2014 from their limited edition Consortium line is sure to help in the endeavor. Two new colorways...
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Saigon Socialite Shoes
The elaborately carved soles of Saigon Socialite are the brainchild of LanVy Nguyen, born in Vietnam and raised in California. A corporate finance veteran, in 2007 Nguyen embarked on what she calls the "education of my life," which began in a Vietnamese...
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Giro Empire SLX
With the Tour de France under way and road riding season in full swing, there's no better time to geek out over the latest technical cycling gear. Helmet and accessories maven Giro has been shaking things up in their design department recently. Following...
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Rare '80s Vans + Peanuts Collection Reissued
California's favorite footwear giant announces yet another a killer collaboration for the coming months. While May 2014 saw the introduction of the coveted Star Wars collection, today it's the impossibly cute Vault by Van + Peanuts collection. The...
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Rhino Laces
Created by wild land firefighters, Rhino's Unbreakable Boot Laces make a mighty claim for a small but significant gear staple: they cannot be burned, torn, cut or destroyed in any way. If some Herculean effort proves them wrong, their guarantee covers...
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