SHOES
SHOPPING: ARKK

SHOPPING: ARKK

I read here and there that Arkk’s Raven sneakers were basically a rip-off of Y3 Qasa. While it’s difficult to deny some similarities,  you can’t the simplicity and slick lines of their design. Unlike the Qasa, the Raven are extremely streamlined, offering a good compromise between a designer sneaker and a trainer, with a lightweight sole...
SHOPPING: GRENSON ARCHIVE COLLECTION

SHOPPING: GRENSON ARCHIVE COLLECTION

Grenson is celebrating is 150th anniversary. For the occasion, Tim Little, owner and designer of Grenson, decided to revisit their rich and long history and picked eight styles, all reflecting different periods of the brand but also of our history (trends, war, influences, technical evolutions). While Tim’s goal here was to respect the essence of each style,...
SHOPPING: ADIDAS ROD LAVER PRIMEKNIT

SHOPPING: ADIDAS ROD LAVER PRIMEKNIT

The Rod Laver are probably the most underrated sneakers ever made by Adidas. Launched in 1970, right after the Stan Smith, the Rod Laver have, for some reasons, never enjoyed a similar success. Named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver and initially designed with a rounded toebox and a thick white mesh (and later white leather),...
SHOPPING: FRED PERRY EXHIBITION FOOTWEAR

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY EXHIBITION FOOTWEAR

Fred Perry has reinvented the notion of heritage by continuously updating or challenging his most iconic styles. The latest sneaker drop, the Fred Perry Exhibition Footwear, updates the B1 and B2 tennis shoes originally launched in the 1980’s. The B1 features the distinct bowling detail of the original while the B2 also retains its original design features with...
SHOPPING: GRENSON 4 COLLECTION

SHOPPING: GRENSON 4 COLLECTION

Three men and one brand. Three perfectionists and one 150 year old shoemaker aka Shinsuke Takizawa designer and founder of Neighborhood, Kazuki Kuraishi designer and founder of THE FOURNESS and of course Tim Little, creative director and owner of Grenson. Three men united to celebrate and reinvent one of Grenson’s most iconic style, the Triple Welt. These...
SHOPPING: NATIVE MONACOS

SHOPPING: NATIVE MONACOS

Native shoes makes probably the lightest sneakers on the market thanks to its seamless technology and the revolutionary EVA (lightweight sole, found also in Adidas sneakers). The new Monacos (available in a low and mid top) reprise the sleek design of the Apollo Moc adding this time a more old-school feel closer the Stan Smith /...
SHOPPING: SUICOKE

SHOPPING: SUICOKE

The Japanese label Suicoke reinvented the sandals just when everyone thought we will be stuck with Birkenstocks for another century. While keeping the original chunky look, they managed to elevate the classic Teva adding a Vibram sole, adjustable webbing straps and rubber footbeds, making them indestructible, highly comfortable, steady and somehow a must-have. I’ve picked...
SHOPPING: MATCHESFASHION SALES

SHOPPING: MATCHESFASHION SALES

Here we are again! Sales Sales Sales!! MatchesFashion.com just opened the season with a large selection at 50% off. I’ve picked five of my favorites including the super cool Blue Blue Japan (one of the new Indigo masters), Yohji, Raf and of course Kenzo. Happy shopping! Blue Blue Japan Shop it here Raf Simons x...
SHOPPING: FILLING PIECES SS16

SHOPPING: FILLING PIECES SS16

Filling Pieces has achieved in a few seasons what almost nobody has ever done so far: bridging the gap between streetwear and premium high-quality sneakers. Handmade in Portugal using the finest Italian materials, Filling Pieces flirts with both worlds, using the visual street codes (low and high top silhouettes, detailed soles, unique color palette,… ) mixed with an impeccable...
SHOPPING: REEBOK ALIEN STOMPER

SHOPPING: REEBOK ALIEN STOMPER

If you are a diehard fan of the Alien franchise like I’m, this might be for you. At the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the James Cameron film, ALIENS (first in order), Reebok teamed up with Fox Studios to reissue the sneakers worn by Sigourney Weaver. The capsule collection includes mid and high-top styles, both reprising the bulky but retro design...
SHOPPING: ADIEU SS16

SHOPPING: ADIEU SS16

We are so used of the same styles (and quite often ugly ones), that I can’t help but be emotional when discovering new shoes. That’s what happened almost three years ago with Adieu. This guy, who was wearing a pair during Paris Fashion Week, gave me the name and store location. I went there right away, looked at...
SHOPPING: PIERRE HARDY COMET SNEAKERS

SHOPPING: PIERRE HARDY COMET SNEAKERS

Pierre Hardy’s cube is probably one of my favorite patterns ever since it was launched in 2006. Initially envisioned as a purely decorative, it was gradually expanded to all categories until used as inspiration for his new sneakers, the Comet. ‘I decided to take this archetype because it’s like a pixel in a way – it’s a motif and a pattern but it’s...
SHOPPING: GRENSON SS16

SHOPPING: GRENSON SS16

After a few seasons focusing on their triplewelt, the Grenson team embarked on new adventures, primarily focusing on their 150 year anniversary with the New Balance drop earlier this year being the first commemoration. This summer sees the return of vintage inspired sandals, the Neville, the Waldo and the Wilf, all reprising or updating designs from the...
SHOPPING: DR MARTENS SS16

SHOPPING: DR MARTENS SS16

You probably know my fascination for Dr Martens and everything Made In England if you’ve been following me for a while. Rare are the brands like Dr Martens capable to almost reinvent themselves season after season. This new collection is a particular good representation of their creativity, revisiting for example a few classics like these brogues with a slimmer sole, the suede Chelsea...
SHOPPING: NIKE AIR MAX 90 ULTRA SUPERFLY T

SHOPPING: NIKE AIR MAX 90 ULTRA SUPERFLY T

Nike has made innovation the core of its business since many years, creating new performance technologies and challenging established standards. One of its design groups, HTM, launched in 2002 and acronym for the first initials of its three contributors, Hiroshi Fujiwara, founder of the studio Fragment Design, and Nike’s anchors Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker, has recently brainstormed on how...
SHOPPING: NATIVE APOLLO MOC XL

SHOPPING: NATIVE APOLLO MOC XL

Native shoes makes one of the most lightweight sneakers you will ever find thanks to their microfiber upper and EVA midsole and outsole. Their new Apollo Moc XL is also super breathable (perforated patterns), beast free (like the other Native products) and shock absorbent. The new iteration is available in four different color ways – Jiffy Black,...
SHOPPING: ADIDAS ORIGINALS NMD R_1 Mono

SHOPPING: ADIDAS ORIGINALS NMD R_1 Mono

Adidas Originals has definitely found a new groundbreaking hit with this new NMD series presented last December in NYC. The new iterations reprises the exact same design launched in January minus the color blocking. The result is two minimalist and slick sneakers, available in black and in white, both available March 17th.
SHOPPING: PINK

SHOPPING: PINK

I can’t reason give you a particular reason for this story besides that spring is around the corner here in NY and the urge for bright colors is clearly stronger than ever. It’s also an excuse for featuring two of my favorite sneakers, Common Projects’s Achille and Adidas’ Stan Smith along with these very cute CDG...
SHOPPING: GRENSON x NICK WOOSTER

SHOPPING: GRENSON x NICK WOOSTER

This quote from Tim Little, creative director and owner of Grenson, sums up perfectly what this first collaboration with Nick Wooster is about: “When I see him in them I always think that’s exactly how they should be worn. We loved the idea of seeing what would happen if we worked together on a collection”....
SHOPPING: GRENSON x NEW BALANCE

SHOPPING: GRENSON x NEW BALANCE

This is a dream come true for any Made in England lover and sneakerhead. Grenson and New Balance just released a co-made style, the 576GRB, made between their two factories in England. The idea here was to prove that different teams of artisans can jointly manufactured a shoe nonetheless the technical challenges inherent to their...
SHOPPING: ADIDAS ORIGINALS NMD

SHOPPING: ADIDAS ORIGINALS NMD

Adidas’s innovative journey continues with the launch of the NMD, a new addition to the Originals family. The new sneakers intertwined successfully, and for the first time, classic elements from vintage styles (Micro Pacer, the Rising Star, and the Boston Super) with Adidas’s latest innovations i.e. the new upper Primeknit, and the Boost midsole. The...