KITH Debuts Exclusive Colorways of Timberland’s 6-Inch Field Boot

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In conjunction with the launch of their Fall 2017 collection, KITH is set to debut two new exclusive colorways of Timberland’s 6-Inch Field Boot. The color schemes originally released as low-tops, but never on the 6-Inch, until now of course.

Optioned in “Money Green” and “Deer Tan,” the boots boast premium nubuck on the upper, paired with durable canvas inserts and quilted leather collars. Each pair in turn comes with additional laces.

You can look forward to these exclusive Timberland 6-Inch Boot colorways releasing in under 200 pairs each on Friday, October 20 at KITH.

For more, take a look at KITH and OFF-WHITE’s recent “JUST GLOBAL” collaboration.

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Clarks Originals’ Fall Lineup Will Put a Breath of Fresh Air in Your Footwear Game

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Footwear purveyor Clarks Originals is back with a fresh batch of classic styles updated in new colorways and premium materials just in time for the fall season.

Whether you’re looking for a pop of color or just something new to add to the rotation, their casual fall lineup has your feet covered. To show how versatile these styles are we’ve partnered with three prolific lifestyle photographers to showcase the collection across three different cities: Spencer Cotton in San Francisco (above); Antonio Jaggie aka Kosten for NYC, and Cole Younger in Los Angeles.

First up is the classic Wallabee Boot that everyone knows and loves which gets a darkened treatment in a tonal grey suede. The usual crepe soles provide natural cushioning so you’ll be flexing in comfort all season long.








For an unexpected splash of color opt for the Weaver moccasin dressed up in a lush purple grape nubuck colorway. The classic silhouette is ripe for an update and purple has never looked this good on a suede shoe before.

Another timeless silhouette gets a luxurious update in the Desert Boot mocked up in indigo and expertly crafted in the hills of Italy.

But Clarks Originals has something in store for the ladies, too. The Nadia Boot is done up in a slick black synthetic colorway and features neoprene sock uppers for easy access as well as stacked heels with a hint of its signature crepe detail at the bottom.









Finally, for those harsher conditions Clarks Originals has unveiled a winterized take on the classic Lugger silhouette called the Lugger Wedge. The dark ochre nubuck uppers sit atop elevated rippled outsoles that provide extra grip when she needs it most.

All five styles are available now at Clarks Originals’ website and select retailers.

For a more modern look check out Clarks’ Trigenic Evo that’ll take your sneaker game into the future.

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Sockless Footwear Trends Are Causing a Foot Fungus Epidemic

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Sockless footwear trends are to blame for a sharp rise in the number of fungal infections in young men, according to The College of Podiatry.

Podiatrist Emma Stephenson told the BBC she’s seeing more 18-25 year-old men with “problems associated with wearing shoes without socks and ill-fitting shoes.”

Going sockless isn’t particularly new, but the rise of Gucci loafers and slip-ons from the insider street style trend to almost full-blown celebrity cliché (we’re looking at you, Conor McGregor) is wreaking (not to mention reeking) havoc on the feet of young guys.

August x McGregor and Beats by Dre! A match made in style heaven! @augustxmcgregor @beatsbydre

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“The average feet sweat about half a pint a day,” Emma Stephenson tells the BBC. “Too much moisture and warmth can lead to fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.”

To avoid the dreaded trench foot and other fungal-based feet issues, Emma recommends to minimize how long you wear shoes without socks, spray antiperspirant on your soles before wear, and to seek advice if you spot anything unusual or experience pain.

In other news, condoms are now being made to fit smaller dicks.

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Here Are Our 15 Favorite Chelsea Boots for Fall

Although sneakers are the 21st-century man’s go-to shoe, there’s still room for another breed of footwear, especially in cooler climes. We’re talking about boots – Chelsea boots, specifically.

The ankle-high classic, with Victorian roots and made famous by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, should be on your cop list. Modern-day fashion icons, such as David Beckham and Kanye West, have embraced the hard-heeled boot, which is versatile enough to even be styled with a punk aesthetic. Whether it’s suede or leather, black or brown, this boot is perfect for fall and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.  It’s more an of essential item than anything, and one that can sharpen your look.

Below are our favorite Chelsea boots for all budgets.

ASOS Chelsea Boot with Stacked Heel

ZARA Leather Ankle Boots

Clarks Originals Desert Peak Chelsea Boot

Dr. Martens Red Vegan Chelsea Boot

Vagabond Hi Shine Chelsea Boots

R.M. Williams Craftsman Leather Chelsea Boots

Common Projects Chelsea Boots with Stacked Heel

Yang Li Chunky Sole Chelsea Boots

Prada Leather Chelsea Boots

Givenchy Suede Chelsea Boots

Kingsman Suede Chelsea Boots

Saint Laurent Zip Chelsea Boots

Thom Browne Chelsea Boots

Rick Owens Creeper Elastic Boots

Maison Margiela Patchwork Chelsea Boots

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The COMME des GARÇONS x NikeLab Air VaporMax Is Being Restocked Today

First released back in February, the COMME des GARÇONS x NikeLab Air VaporMax proved an instant hit, selling out immediately despite its hefty retail price.

In the time since, the shoe has fetched exorbitant sums on the resale market, with the average fee usually coming in around the $700 mark — more than double its original retail price.. Today, Dover Street Market has announced it will be restocking the kicks, including the coveted “Triple Black” colorway. The main difference from the CDG version to the original is that it’s laceless, with COMME des GARÇONS branding where the laces would normally appear.

NikeLab Vapormax x CDG back in stock at Dover Street Market New York and CDG Chelsea on Friday October 6th. @commedesgarcons @nikelab

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Look out for the kicks dropping at the DSM New York and CDG Chelsea locations today.

In other sneaker news, peep the newly released adidas AM4.

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Rihanna Debuts FENTY PUMA’s Fall Footwear Collection

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Brand: FENTY PUMA by Rihanna

Models: Slides, Pointy Creeper and Knitted High Heel Mary Jane

Key Features: Suede and fur mid-foot straps for the Slides; patent leather construction and thick rubber sole units for the Creepers and knitted knee high socks for the High Heel Mary Jane.

Release Date: Available Now

Price: TBA

Buy: PUMA and select retailers

Editor’s Notes: After dropping a selection of pieces from the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna FW17 collection, more styles of footwear are introduced as part of this season’s offerings.

Aside from the college-inspired slides, the Creepers have been reinterpreted into a pointy and patent leather variation, while Rihanna raises the classic Mary Jane shoe to unexpected heights with a new style called the “Knitted High Heel Mary Jane.”

Now, check out how Rihanna made the motocross trend official at the FENTY PUMA SS18 show in NYC.

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3.1 Phillip Lim Puts A Designer Spin On the Classic UGG Boot

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Crocs aren’t the only cozy footwear brand getting a high-fashion treatment this season. UGG and 3.1 Phillip Lim have joined forces for a limited edition release to keep your feet looking good and feeling warm this winter.

The collaboration was revealed back in January and features Lim’s interpretation of UGG’s classic comfy boot with six distinct calf and ankle length silhouettes. Equipped with water-resistant materials, the models include a wide range of color palettes like “classic duck orange,” while design details like zippers, cozy flannel wool, plaid, suede and leather add a modern aesthetic.

The Ugg Mini and Classic boot also get an art-inspired reinterpretation with “WTF” and “NBD” printed on the backs of the boots. See the full collab below.














This will be UGG’s second major fashion glo up this season so far. The footwear brand recently joined forces with Jeremy Scott for a capsule collection that turned Lil Yachty’s feet into a walking flame emoji.

The UGG x 3.1 Phillip Lim collection is available on UGG.com, 31PhillipLim.com and at select global retail stores with a retail price range from $250-$350 USD. Cop while you can.

Now check out Balenciaga’s literally elevated Crocs collab.

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They Did It, Balenciaga Presents Official Crocs Collaboration On Paris Runway

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The same brand that just created the ultimate “ugly” sneaker with the Triple S, which was apparently inspired by Skechers, now followed up with the ugliest of all ugly shoes for Spring 2018. Balenciaga presented today on the runway in Paris, as part of its Spring 2018 women’s Pre-A-Porter show a collaboration with none other than Crocs. Not only did Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia produce a platform version of the iconic slip-on sandal, but he also made use of the rather genius customization options that Crocs offers in the form of pins that can be attached to the perforated upper. Some of you may know this already to be a hit in the kids market and we predict that this will also be an instant hit with adults. Ultimately it means you can actually customize the upper of the sandal with a series of Balenciaga plastic pins.

Multiple colorways were presented today on the runway and you can be sure that the streets of the fashion capitols around the globe will be filled with these come Spring 2018. We would also predict that this collaboration puts Crocs back on the map in a big way, which may result in other fashion collaborations over the next few months and years. That said, nobody was better suited to bring these back than Vetements’ and Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia, it actually adds a level of credibility to this collaboration that no other designer could have added to it.

Interestingly Christopher Kane also did a Crocs collaboration, already a year ago, yet they remained rather unnoticed overall. What do you think about these? Can Balenciaga make Crocs cool again?

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Kanye & Kim’s KIDS SUPPLY Launches Faux Fur Slides For The Little Ones

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Kanye West’s kids brand, Kid Supply, has teamed up with Canadian premium kids footwear brand AKID on a faux fur slide. In time for Fall, West and Kardashian have released a cozy slide for the little ones. The slide comes in a dust colorway, in line with the general obsession of the brand with muddy colors. AKID is founded by none other than Matt George and his wife Ashleigh Dempster. George is also the current COO of YEEZY, therefore a rather natural collaboration here. Priced at $48, the slide can be ordered now from the KIDS SUPPLY online store and ships in about 3 weeks.

@thekidssupply Faux Fur Slides. Available now at TheKidsSupply.com

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Check out the full KIDS SUPPLY Fall 2017 collection here.

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5 Lessons ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Taught Us About Sneakers

With Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm poised to become the next water cooler show of the fall, fans can only speculate as to the ridiculous situations that Larry David will find himself in – alongside a stellar returning cast of regulars including Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman, J.B. Smoove, Bob Einstein, Richard Lewis, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.

Garlin, who has portrayed David’s manager since the beginning, said of the return after a five-year hiatus, “It felt like putting on an old pair of shoes.”

While the metaphor is certainly appropriate as to illustrate not only a sense of nostalgia, but also comfort and reliability amongst the cast, crew, directors and writers – who all seem to work effortlessly to bring Larry David’s neuroses to life – it also awakens a lesser-known aspect of the show: Larry David has had a lot to say about sneakers during the past eight seasons.

We’ve compiled the best Curb Your Enthusiasm sneaker gems for all you schmohawks and shoe whores out there.

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Although a shoe like the Nike Monarch has enjoyed an uptick in interest in recent years thanks to the normcore attributes of the silhouette, Larry David often favored the appropriately-named Simple Shoes during his sitcom run.

Usually opting for the label’s most popular OS silhouette, the barebones shoe combines a memory foam insole with an unexpectedly on-trend chunky shape, and comes in understated colors like black, navy, taupe, and olive. Not only are they perfectly suitable for men of all ages, but the suede versions only retail for $70 a pair.

One of Larry David’s greatest crusades was his staunch opposition to removing his shoes when someone asked him to do so while attending a dinner party hosted by a former male porn star (portrayed by Bob Odenkirk). Sure, he was worried about literally getting cold feet, but perhaps he was equally concerned that he’d lose a crucial part of his entire look. That, or once you remove one piece of clothing could lead to more coming off when you’re at a porn star’s crib.

But also, a lot of time and consideration is put into choosing the right shoes for any occasion. So why let someone’s stupid rules cramp your style? No one has ever successfully flexed on the ‘gram in a pair of socks.

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In the fifth episode of the second season, “The Thong,” Larry remarks: “I’m really happy with my new sneakers. You know, ’cause they’re gray. And, if you think about it’s a good color, ’cause white is really too bright and black is like a pair of shoes. And gray is kind of like right in the middle. They look good.”

David is spot-on with his assessment when it comes to choosing a sneaker colorway. Whether it’s the chunky Triple S model from Balenciaga, or something more affordable like the New Balance 990, gray is a color that goes with pretty much everything.

In 2014, The Guardian proclaimed it was the “color of the decade,” stating that the subtle hue “has become a fashion color, signifying good taste.”

Vogue echoed the publication’s sentiments a year later, boasting: “The color has been a fashion staple since as long as fashion has existed: It’s unexpectedly flattering, entirely urban, and strikes that happy balance between black’s severity and white’s impracticality.”

In a fictional universe where nothing gets past Larry David’s laser-like focus on the mundane, his shoes are a reflection that you don’t need color to be bold.

Larry David rocking Jordan 6s at Seinfeld set (1998) from Sneakers

Technically this photograph was taken during Larry David’s equally sneaker-laden days at Seinfeld, but here, he’s having a great sneaker moment, instead of noted Nike Shox fan and low-key sneaker icon Jerry Seinfeld.

What David illustrates is that there is no expiration date for when you have to stop wearing Jordans, or other statement sneakers. You just have to be willing to own them and rock them in a way that’s true to you. In this case, he effortlessly pulls off the 6s while giving Seinfeld some last-minute advice inside of Monk’s Coffee Shop.

Sneaker crime is a very real thing. Justin Tipping’s debut film Kicks is a pretty great coming-of-age tale where a stolen pair of Black/Red Jordan 1s are the crux of the story.

However, in the world of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David handles a personal case of stolen kicks in a very Larry David-esque manner. He confronts the perpetrator, who was mistakenly given the wrong pair of shoes a few days after the incident, and wears him down through talking in circles and thinly-veiled passive-aggression. It’s a strategy that won’t work in most cases of stolen sneakers, but props to him for getting back his property.

As much as people bemoan the state of the sneaker industry due to the resale aftermarket, there’s no denying that it has become a sound investment, propelling forward resellers like Benjamin Kickz and Allen Kuo, who count musicians and athletes as prominent clients as they build their empires.

In a Curb Your Enthusiasm context, the idea that there’s money in sneakers is taken literally. In one episode, Larry David finds out that Marty Funkhouser uses his sweaty New Balance sneakers like a piggy bank. Even if the source of the money doesn’t smell quite right, income is income, isn’t it?

Now check out 12 moments that prove Seinfeld’s style is still relevant today.

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