Dec. 10. 2019: Dr. Martens and Stüssy have once again teamed up, this time for a holiday collaboration. The pair is debuting the 8053 HY, a new rugged silhouette that takes inspiration from Dr. Marten’s work range to reengineer its 8053 padded-collar style. The unisex style is made of Snowplow, a waterproof leather that repels salt and grit, and a hiker lacing system. For enhanced performance, the shoe features Dr. Martens’ Wintergrip outsole, designed with channels to promote debris cleaning in cold conditions. The shoe is available in black and cocoa, and retails for $155. The 8053 HY will be available starting Dec. 13 on Drmartens.com and at select Stüssy retail locations.
Dec. 5, 2019: Ugg and Japanese streetwear label Neighborhood have teamed up for the Ugg x NHBD collection, a limited-edition series of men’s styles. The seven-piece collection comprises two footwear styles — the Neumel chukka and Tasman outdoor slipper — three apparel pieces and two cold-weather accessories. The Neumel retails for $220 and the Tasman for $180. The apparel will be available at select retailers worldwide.
Dec. 5, 2019: Brazilian sustainable sneaker brand Cariuma is focusing on color with the launch of a collaboration with Pantone. The company is releasing a trio of limited-edition styles — Oca, Oca High and Catiba — in Pantone’s 2020 color of the year 19-04052 Classic Blue. The sneakers are made of cotton canvas with slip-resistant rubber soles and removable lightweight memory foam footbeds, and they feature the Pantone logo on the upper. “In just two years, Cariuma’s spirit of inclusion, optimism and stewardship has connected thousands of like-minded people across the world,” said co-founders David Python and Fernando Porto. “We applaud Pantone for mindfully using their global stage to spread much-needed positivity and camaraderie throughout the global community.” The shoes retail for $89 and $98 and are available online.
Dec. 5, 2019: Montage Hotels & Resorts and luxury footwear designer Beek have unveiled the limited-edition Seabird sandals, available at all hotels and resorts. The partnership of the two Southern California brands combines the relaxed style of Beek with the comfortable luxury of the hotel chain. Available in two color combinations, the sandal retails for $159 and is sold at the hotel’s boutiques and online.
Dec. 3, 2019: Kith‘s winter ’19 collab with Italian luxury footwear brand Diemme is coming soon. The lineup consists of three colorways created by Kith of Diemme’s Marmolada hiker. The silhouettes are handcrafted in Italy and executed with British suede on the uppers, lining made of lamb shearling from New Zealand, thick rubber EVA coatings that wrap the shoes for added protection and Vibram Winkler outsoles. The Kith x Diemme Marmolada looks arrive Friday, Dec. 6, via Kith shops and Kith.com. They will retail for $500 and are limited to 75 units in each colorway.
Dec. 2, 2019: Children’s footwear and apparel brand Super Heroic is launching its first social impact campaign in collaboration with NASA. With this partnership, it hopes to encourage and make accessible to inner city youth the reality of space exploration and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) career opportunities. In addition to NASA sneakers and apparel, Super Heroic is offering four child heroes the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Space Camp where the brand plans to teach them about NASA, along with career opportunities in space and science. The collection will be available on Dec. 3 at Kids Foot Locker. Those interested can sign up for the contest at SuperHeroic.com.
Dec. 2, 2019: Clarks Originals has tapped designer Todd Snyder for the company’s first-ever partnership, in the form of two new colorways of the Wallabee boot. The made-in-Italy styles are done in one-of-a-kind upholstery fabrics inspired by Clarks’ origins as a rug manufacturer in 1825 and the ’70s textile patterns of Snyder’s Midwest upbringing. The boots will retail for $298 and are available in limited quantities in the designer’s New York store for the first 24 hours of Dec. 5. On Dec. 6, they will launch nationwide, online at ToddSnyder.com.