The Italians have long had a reputation for being a stylish breed and it’s no surprise given they are spoilt for choice when it comes to their heritage in exquisite craftsmenship. The classic driving shoe, for example, is a cornerstone of every effortless Italian’s wardrobe. Swoon no longer over the tanned European clad foot and feast your eyes on the timeless classics by new Australian shoe label, Frankies.
You can tell by the way we move our feet, we are Gola through and through. Yup, the Lost At E Minor team rock Gola kicks, and we especially dig the old school design and graphics in the Gola Classics range. This iconic UK fashion brand recently re-launched their annual initiative, the Gola Student Project, for 2013, which saw the Gola team trawl universities across the UK to find the most talented students to act as brand ambassadors.
LEGO is no longer just for the kids. Now fashionable businesswomen can take them to work with these colorful stilettos by artist Finn Stone. Not only are these shoes the perfect ice-breaker or conversation piece, they may also come in handy if you need to distract a grumpy child on the go.
Award-winning London-based shoe designer Chau Har Lee does these really cool made-to-order shoes that redefine the whole notion of killer heels with flat knife-like metal shards instead of pointy little stilettos. These photos by Viktor Vauthier do justice to their coolness.
Red soles are passe. Why waste all that underfoot canvas on a single colour when you can have crazy Elvis skulls or mountain lions in full colour instead? Artist Taylor Reeve is behind these statement pumps that probably carry more design weight in the soles than in the actual heels. Not that we’re one to […]
There’s a bit of a race on in our band to see who can find these California Era 45 Vansfirst. Yeah, we’re talking soft leather uppers, contrasting leather too. Brass eyelets, leather laces, the works.
Wondering about those heel-less shoes worn by Lady Gaga? Those are Noritaka Tatehana’s works. He handmakes all his shoes so you have to wait three to five months until you get it. But while you wait, you can spend that time figuring out a opportunity to actually wear them.
These are our favourite shoes. They are as comfortable as skater shoes but when you wear them you still give off the impression that you’re employed. We wear matching black and white ones at our shows with suits, and they look “fresh,” as the kids say these days. Or was that 1987? Either way, Rod Lavers were cool then and are still just as cool now, earning them the title of classic.
We already had our eye on him four years ago. Now, with abstract sculpture pioneer Barbara Hepworth as his muse for his S/S 13 collection, London-based fashion designer Peter Jensen somehow manages to make sharp-looking visor hats with holes in them that hardly look daft at all. In fact, they have a bit of the samurai aesthetics in them. The world must look like a photoframe with one of these hats on. And holey chic, these shoes.
Illustrator Hannah K Lee has a zine, Shoes Over Bills, where she squares off the cost of shoes against the bills for everyday expenses, like laundry, ramen and toilet paper. This makes it simple enough for anyone to process, even if your brains are of the addled squirrel variety.
I’ve always been a fan of John Varvatos’ collaboration with Converse, and the new CT Zip Hi model might just be at the top of my favorite list. The 100 percent black leather pair is topped off with brushed metal laces and a vintage Chucks sole. The model also belongs to the high-top family and holds a zipper across the back.
We’re digging the look of the Autumn 2012 Lacoste Essential Design (LED) range, which takes its visual cues from the great design and classic styles of Eames, Jacobsen, Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier, amongst others. It’s a fusion of authentic brand essence and simplicity of design. Signature LED styles, including the Heldon and Bradford, headline the collection with a winterised feel, featuring additional suede details and contrasting laces on the Heldon. Damn! You really can sport these treads for any situation.
There is no place like home, especially when you’re walking there in a pair of GPS Shoes. Inspired by Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Dominic Wilcox has created a fully functional prototype pair of shoes that will guide you home no matter where you are in the world. Equipped with LED lighting and a GPS […]
French born, London-based Natacha Marro is a renowned maker of shoes and boots. Her designs have character and are also comfortable, despite the appearance. Her client list includes Björk, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Star Wars, Gwen Stefani, and Goldfrapp.
Marvie B. is a shoe customizer who uses stylish patterns and unique color combos that grab your attention immediately. I know this because Marvie B. shoe designs focus mainly on high heels, and as a guy who only wears high top sneakers, you could see where the similarities die pretty quickly. But a great shoe design is a great shoe design no matter if I can wear the shoe or not.