Key Features: polyester jacquard webbing upper wraps around the foot featuring classic arcade art of Pac-Man, adjustable and durable high-tensile webbing heel risers, injection-molded ladder lock buckle, LUVSEAT PU midsole, antimicrobial application for odor control
Editor’s Notes: To cap off the summer season, outdoor lifestyle footwear brand Chaco releases a limited-edition version of its classic Z/Sandals for men and women inspired by the beloved 1980s arcade game, Pac-Man.
Exuding effortless nostalgia — for the Pac-Man collection, custom webbing options are also available in 25mm, 19mm, and 8.5mm strap designs through Chaco’s expanding MyChaco Program, in which customers can choose from hundreds of color and design options, including thread color and custom embroidery.
Bolder than ever, iRi creative director Janet Yeung’s latest effort, titled “Playing on Paper,” pushes the idea of playful practicality. Influenced by children’s drawings and paintings, Yeung pulled directly from the freedom and textures that are so often a part of kid’s art. Those textures were then reimagined into fabrics like neoprene, nylon, and calfskins — all finished in a vibrant array of colors.
The Italian-made shoes have been hand-painted in multiple color options, adding to the sculpted shoes’ appearance. With only two collections under its belt, it will be exciting to see where the brand goes.
The new offering will be available via the brand’s website beginning in October.
Here’s the Fall 2017 footwear preview from Brandblack featuring a number of its latest silhouettes such as the Tabi sandal, a style that fuses a traditional two-strap travel sandal with a built in sock insert and bold Vibram sole unit, the Aura — a futuristic take on a classic ‘80s style runner adorned with a leather/suede construction, and the Delta, a basketball shoe that features bold threaded knit uppers with a rope cage lacing system that sits atop a highly cushioned Vibram sole unit for optimized support.
If you like what you see, head over to the brand’s online store for more info.
Following the unveil of its futuristic Cloudbust sneaker, Prada is back with another new eye-catching footwear option. Enter the Fur Moccasin, a part of the label’s FW17/18 collection.
Optioned in a series of colorways, the shearling loafer boasts a slip-last upper, paired alongside an antiqued metal ornament with applied crystals. Lastly, a rubber sole rounds out the casual delivery.
Scan through the gallery above to get a feel for Prada’s new Fur Moccasins, then visit the brand’s online store to shop.
One of our favorite brands, SUICOKE, is coincidentally also a name that that is shrouded in mystery, as with quite a few fashion exports coming out of Japan.
The brand specializes in functional outdoor footwear, and worked with Italian firm Vibram to create a custom footbed that comes standard with all SUICOKE sandals. While SUICOKE products seem ideal for a light hike or afternoon forest expedition, the brand’s signature velcro sandals have also found a niche in the fashion world, becoming a favorite among fashion stylists looking to diversify their on-set wardrobe.
Following our collaboration with them, we spoke with SUICOKE’s Jinichi Leung, who answered some of our pressing questions about the brand.
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SUICOKE blends sensibilities from anonymous creative members based in Japan. Today, the brand is renowned for its unique approach to design, consistently challenging creative development and utilizing only the highest quality materials.
We simple want people to focus on the products, rather than the designers or founders. Customers easily come up with their own ideas if they see who is running the brand. But we want each customer to think more about how they wear the products, and sometimes we learn from them and develop new ideas again.
The KISEE-V. It’s also been picked up by numerous brands for collaborations in the past. mastermind JAPAN, Slam Jam, Brain Dead and more. The latest Highsnobiety collaboration is also based on the style but adds new design elements and elevates it into a more sophisticated design, and we are proud to announce it.
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It’s a creation of words. Thanks to our brand’s success, people are curious about how the word was created, but we like the sounds of “sui-coke.”
Vibram is known as one of the best sole manufacturers in the world, and we succeeded in producing an original sandal equipped with a Vibram sole, which is an industry-first achievement. The footbed sticks out, allowing the heel and arch of the foot to move in a natural way. It helps reduce foot pain while walking.
In general, Japanese people already understand the concept of fashion-sport sandals, so they often choose to wear sandals during the summer. On the other hand, overseas markets are starting to embrace the trend in recent years. Fortunately, SUICOKE is getting more attention each season. The great thing about overseas markets is that they give us the opportunity to meet people and brands for collaborations.
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Stussy was one of the recent great ones. Also Nepenthes, which is one of the most prominent stores in the world, extending far beyond the fashion industry. Lastly Sasquatchfabrix., the founder Daisuke has the deepest thought behind the brand and always brings us unique design approaches.
It’s up to you, but we love to wear the finest socks like Corgi. Toward SS18, we are developing new products with them. We hope you like them!
In collaboration with Japanese footwear imprint SUICOKE, Highsnobiety proudly presents an all new version of the KISEE-V sandal.
Created in a limited run, the sandal is adorned with Germany’s signature desert camouflage, a pattern used by German special operations units since 2004. As with all SUICOKE products, the sole is comprised of a Morflex unit from the Italian experts at Vibram.
The release is also accompanied by accessories from monkey time, in the form of a matching pair of socks, and for the first 100 customers, a printed camouflage tote bag.
Wood Wood’s 15th birthday celebrations show no sign of stopping, with familiar collaborator adidas Originals now joining the festivities.
Comprising both apparel and footwear, the collection sees the brands draw from the well of football culture. There are Gazelle trainers with the words “Madness” and “Mayhem” embossed on the heels — included as a nod to both football matches and Wood Wood’s 15 years of business so far; a dual branded, all-over print T-shirt; football scarves; and caps.
The Wood Wood x adidas Originals collab releases at Wood Wood’s 15-year anniversary event in Copenhagen on August 10. Items which don’t sell at will then be offered up Wood Wood’s physical locations and web store from August 12.
Peep above, and then check out this rare interview with Adrian Joffe.
American heritage brand Hood Rubber Company has joined forces with the legendary Rick Owens for a new footwear collaboration. The capsule of co-branded kicks consists of two styles available in three colors, all a part of Owens’ SS18 collection.
The Hood Rubber Company x Rick Owens project begins with a contemporary runner boot, the Laceup Dirt Grafton, optioned in black and brown oiled leather. The shoe’s unique lining allows it to be 100% waterproof.
Next, we see the Dirt Grafton Sock, done up in supple stretch black nappa leather that fits stretched as well as draped on the foot.
You can look forward to the collaborative footwear delivery from Rick Owens and Hood Rubber Company to launch next January from select retailers, Rick Owens flagship stores and at RickOwens.eu and HoodRubber.com.
Editor’s Notes: — Billionaire Boys Club and Sandalboyz join forces for a set of slides that pays tribute to BBC Ice Cream’s iconic OG graphic artwork.
Featuring Sandalboyz’s signature EVA injected phylon mid-sole and outsole with a sand-color matched PU leather strap, the strap flaunts an embossed BBC diamond and dollar sign graphic pattern, which was populuar among skaters, artists, and musicians in the early 2000s. In addition, packaging includes a dollar sign and diamond graphic dust bag and storage box, creating a collector’s item for any BBC fanatic.