Posts tagged ‘Footwear’

August 25, 2011

Project LV | Red Wing Shoes Spring 2012 Looks

by Accidental Bear

There is a desire deep in the pit of my stomach for these. Classic and sturdy and not going anywhere fast. Red Wing adds crepe soles for spongy goodness and has to beneficial for your ankle joints as you hop around the city. This coming year I am going to pull off my new look, Nerd. Mike Enders

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“More looks at the Red Wing Spring 2012 offers. Check the (heavy) crepe soles on the mocs and deck shoes models shown above. Well chosen leather options continue to breathe newness into the Red Wing offering. Still in trend and going strong.” Selectism 

Photography: Pete Williams/Selectism.com


August 18, 2011

Nitty Gritty by Tricker’s Brogue Boots for Fall 2011

by Accidental Bear

 I would give up  chocolate for a year for these and  pick off trash off the side off the freeway. Ok, not the last part, gross.

Nitty Gritty by Tricker's Brogue Boots for Fall 2011

“We’ve come across a few exclusives by Tricker’s for select retailers and this brogue boot for Fall 2011. The espresso burnished brogue boots feature a Vibram wedge sole and Telason laces and are fitted with brass eyelets and a contrasting red pull loop at the back. There’s really not much else you could want from a winter boot that’s handmade in England by a company that’s been doing it right for ages.” (www.porhomme.com)

Nitty Gritty by Tricker's Brogue Boots for Fall 2011

Nitty Gritty by Tricker's Brogue Boots for Fall 2011

Nitty Gritty by Tricker's Brogue Boots for Fall 2011

August 5, 2011

Eastland 1955 Spring/Summer 2012 Footwear: Patience Needed

by Accidental Bear

I have a hard time thinking about next week, but I am asking you to please cash in your patience chips, because these are worth the wait. The wait also gives you time to fill up your piggy bank. “Existing between their Made In Maine collection and their mainline shoes, Eastland 1955 delivers beautiful shoes with a more digestible price tag.  All of the shoes feature moccasin construction and the high-end materials (think Vibram soles, rawhide leather, etc.) Made In Maine is known for.” Get these goods at WATM

Eastland 1955 Spring/Summer 2012 Footwear

 

July 20, 2011

God Father Nathan Clark, Creator of the Clarks Desert Boot, Passes Away

by Accidental Bear

Nathan Clark, Creator of the Clarks Desert Boot Has Died

A slight delay on this one. Mr Clark passed back in June.

“Sad news in the world of men’s footwear. Nathan Clark, creator of the iconic Clarks Desert Boot has died at the age of 94. We pull from the Telegraph UK obit: “Clark, a great-grandson of James Clark, who co-founded the Quaker footwear company in 1825, was serving in Burma during the Second World War when he noticed some servicemen wearing rough suede boots with crepe soles, of a type made by local tradesmen in Cairo’s Old Bazaar for British officers of the Eighth Army…After the war Clark returned to the family firm and, after further work on the design, took some pairs of Desert Boots to the 1949 Chicago Shoe Fair, where they were an instant hit.” (bltn)”

(via Selectism)

July 7, 2011

BBB | Viberg Service and Chukka Boot for Spring/Summer 2012

by Accidental Bear

I want to dress you like a doll.

BBB | Viberg Service and Chukka Boot for Spring/Summer 2012

Rather than preview the clean unworn takes, we take Mr. Cabourn’s advice and showcase the service and chukka boots coming from Viberg this Spring/Summer 2012. Might as well show you how they wear. You’ll be giving them the same work over.

Photography: Selectism.com

June 29, 2011

Gimme Clarks or Give Me Crocs (Death)

by Accidental Bear

Who told Clarks that I demanded comfortable, cute, elf shoes? Thanks

Clarks Desert Rain Shoes

Clarks Desert Rain Shoes

“This walking cousin of the Desert Boot gives the moc an interesting and clean re-look. The Desert Rain features a suede upper and a crepe sole and  features almost nothing extraordinary outside of the shape of the silhouette. Oi Polloi has them.” Selectism 

 

June 9, 2011

Closed Autumn/Winter 2011 Footwear Preview

by Accidental Bear

Closed Autumn/Winter 2011 Footwear Preview

To be honest we have not been paying too much attention to Closed these last couple of years. While we have always appreciated their denim and especially cotton pants program, the brand somehow slipped our mind. A while ago we ended up walking into their booth at a fashion tradeshow and checked out their Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection.

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May 10, 2011

Mark McNairy for Bass Weejuns for Spring/Summer 2011

by Accidental Bear

I have flirted with these shoes for the last year on men on the metro here in SF. I have flashbacks of junior high because every school year we would get a new pair of Dock Siders to ONLY to be worn to school and “dress up” days; Picture day for example. I again find myself attracted to them. I am surprised though to see them coming out again for summer. The way fashion moves, won’t they be “out” by then? ~AB

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END offers a wide assortment of MM’s for Bass Weejun shoes just in time for Spring/Summer 2011. The leather mocassins continue to rule the roost, as they say. The collaborative effort between NY’s modern day shoe wizard and G.H. Bass looks to bring well-priced models that look and feel great. Eddie Rabbit would recommend avoid wearing them on a “Rainy Nights” (watch for aggressive lightning). Via Selectism
April 6, 2011

Red Wing Video Series | The Factory

by Accidental Bear

Red Wings tickle my nerd parts. The ones that crave information and love backround stories.

 

 

Video | Red Wing “Hallett Docks”

The latest in the Red Wing video series.

Heritage always plays a huge role and factor in any business setup. Red Wing produced a series of videos showcasing what goes into crafting a pair of their classic boots. The first video in this series features the company’s shoemakers Red Wing’s famed Plant II in Red Wing, MN. Since 1905, these craftsmen have been piecing together Red Wing boots and shoes using the same techniques, and four generations of shoemakers have been responsible for upholding Red Wing’s standards of quality, durability, and style.

via posted by: Adrian “Age” Farquharson @ limitemagazine.com

 

March 31, 2011

Converse for ACE Hotel; On the Money!

by Accidental Bear

Testing my super hero powers, I squeezed my eyes super shut, chanted some jibber jabber and tried to transpot these Converse into my closet so I could sport these lookers today. Sad to say, all I found was soiled laundry  and muddy hiking boots. Until I fine tune my powers, I guess I’ll do old fashion mail order.

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Converse for ACE Hotel Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey Black/Blue

30 March 2011, 22.41 | Posted in ShoesNo comments »

Converse for ACE Hotel Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey Black/Blue

ACE works another pair of Cons for their hotel shops. Now in blue/black, the All Star Bosey is back… “Inspired by shoes from the Converse archive, they feel like a sneaker, but with rugged boot detailing and design cues taken from vintage wading boots and shoes Converse created for US Military basic training in the 1940s.” Rock star status on this one.

More looks after the click.

 

 

March 28, 2011

Japanese Sneaker Magazine Shoes Master

by Accidental Bear

The Japanese are insane, insanely creative. Whenever my eyes gaze at something that seems unimaginable or impossible, when I take a closer peek, the items reveal to be Japanese Made. It makes me wants to take a god awful lace white wedding dress , shop it off into a mini dress, bound myself with ropes and paint my face with clown music, and where my tallest platform boots with hello kitty shoes laces in honor of the super minds of Japan.

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Shoes Master Volume 15

Via www.highsnobiety.com

End of the month the latest issue of Japanese sneaker magazine Shoes Master will drop. Volume 15 features the adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott Teddy Bear sneakers on the cover and will for sure preview lots of other interesting styles to come out this season. The issue drops in Japan on March 30th.

Shoes Master Volume 15
Shoes Master Volume 15

 

February 15, 2011

BOOTS I WANT, PLEASE AND THANK YOU

by Accidental Bear

Vegas | Tsubo Winslow Boot

Vegas | Tsubo Winslow Boot

Buildingfrom the popular Wexler from Spring/Summer 2011, Tsubo adds its take on the Wingtip boot for Autumn 2011. Set for release in both black and brown.

View more details of the Tsubo Winslow Boot after the jump.

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Vegas | Tretorn Obo Shoe for Autumn 2011

Vegas | Tretorn Obo Shoe for Autumn 2011

Tretorn’s Obo will satisfy all wet weather needs – the mid height boot is handsomely made up with both water proof leather and a Gore-Tex lining. We’re hoping next Winter isn’t as rough, but we’re also excited for the potential of appropriate footwear that isn’t based on a rubber toe.

More looks after the click.

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January 17, 2011

On My Watch: HOMOPUNK

by Accidental Bear

*** ADULT CONTENT***

(This will call on all the pervs and keep the kids out)

HOMOPUNK, where were you when I was in high school. In the late 80’s I walked the street head hung long, bleached blonde bangs colored with black sharpie, shredded jeans, combat boots and punk rock stickered leather coat. HOMOPUNK would have lifted my head up ( most likely to say Fuck YOU! Ahhh, sweet youth)

http://www.homopunk.com/

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