Sept. 26, 2019: Shoe designer Chloe Gosselin teamed up with Huishan Zhang to create shoes for her label’s London Fashion Week spring ’20 show. The shoes, inspired by the ’60s, featured platform sandals in metallic silver and were paired with Huishan Zang’s glitzy and glamorous collection. The spring line was filled with feathered gowns and ruffled lace dresses. The Chloe Gosselin shoes will also be showcased separately during Paris market.
Sept. 24, 2019: Keds is getting ready to put women one step closer to the polls today on National Voter Registration Day. Teaming with designer Rachel Antonoff, the collaborators are encouraging women to register to vote and spread the message on their feet. The result is the “Hysterical Female” sneaker, featuring the words in black emblazoned on a white Keds shoe. Throughout history, outspoken females have been deemed as suffering a form of “hysteria,” so the message is an apt one considering it’s also the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights. Along with the product release, available on Keds.com, the brand is participating in a daylong shutdown on Instagram.
Sept. 24, 2019: As a tribute to their free-thinking and creativity, Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Brain Dead has teamed up with London’s Stepney Workers Club to rework the latter’s Dellow sneaker for men and women. To highlight the energy that makes the brands stand out, the two used a quote from Aldous Huxley’s “The Doors of Perception” on the tongue, a standout feature of the collab. The upper is composed of black wool bouclé, which sits atop an off-white midsole and outsole. Co-branding can be found on the heels and insoles. The S.W.C x Brain Dead Dellow is out now via Wearebraindead.com and Stepneyworkersclub.com for $135.
Sept. 24, 2019: Heritage basketball sneaker brand Ewing Athletics continues to strengthen its hip-hop roots via a collab with famed veteran rapper Cormega. The Sport Lite silhouette is used for the artist’s second collab with the label, executed predominantly in gray with hits of green and white. The sneaker features premium suede on the uppers, full-length EVA midsoles and bright translucent outsoles. The Cormega x Ewing Athletics Sport Lite arrives Sept. 28 and will retail for $130. The sneaker will be available via Ewingathletics.com.
Sept. 23, 2019: Cole Haan and Chinatown Market released their third sneaker collaboration — and it’s bound to put a smile on your face. Cole Haan’s Generation ZerøGrand silhouette, which boasts a slip-on silhouette and a cushioned outsole, comes in bold yellow with a smiley face across the toe. “I was trying to make something exciting from an elevated, grown-up perspective and meld our consumer base with the ethos and background of what Cole Haan is,” Chinatown Market founder and director Mike Sherman explained. The unisex style is available to shop now for $120 at ColeHaan.com.
Sept. 19, 2019: Margaux has partnered with Gal Meets Glam founder Julia Engel on a collection featuring four feminine styles, all meant for the on-the-go woman. The capsule’s offerings include a pink velvet loafer, a pink tweed ballet slipper, a navy suede bootie and a burgundy suede flat. Prices range from $155 to $345. The styles will be available at Shop.galmeetsglam.com, Margauxny.com and in Margaux stores starting Sept. 30.
Sept. 18, 2019: Bruno Magli and bridal and evening wear designer Ines Di Santo have partnered for spring ’20 on a collection of luxury looks. The Di Santo x Bruno Magli Italian-made collection will include materials such as tulle, chiffon, embroidery and lace, combined with leathers in colors ranging from ballet pink to rich red. “As a child growing up in Argentina, I recall the care and attention my father paid to his shoes, which, by the way, were always Bruno Magli,” said DiSanto. “For me, moving into footwear is an organic progression toward creating a total contemporary look for our brides, and working with an iconic brand such as Bruno Magli is a natural fit.” The collection will retail for $595 to $825; it will be available for delivery in January in select better specialty and department stores, and on BrunoMagli.com and Inesdisanto.com.
Sept. 17, 2019: Inspired by traditional Pacific Northwest hunting gear, Danner has teamed up again with Filson for its third handcrafted, co-branded boot by the pair of Northwest brands. Danner, based in Portland, Ore., took the pattern of its signature Grouse hunting boot and added Filson’s signature Tin Cloth in Mossy Oak Bottomland camo side panels. The style also features a Gore-Tex lining and a Vibram Sierra outsole. The men’s boot is available at Danner and Filson stores, and online at Danner.com and Filson.com for $395.
Sept. 17, 2019: Lifestyle footwear brand Red Wing Heritage has partnered with New Balance to create a rugged rendition of the athletic footwear brand’s classic U.S.-made 997 style, launching this fall. The limited-edition New Balance x Red Wing Heritage elevates the style using Red Wing-sourced Hawthorne Muleskinner leather. It will be finished with a co-branded insole and Red Wing’s signature triple-stitch heel. The style will be sold exclusively at the Todd Snyder New York flagship store beginning on Sept. 19, with a limited quantity available for purchase at the newly opened Liquor Store, also in New York. The collaboration launches globally with select New Balance retailers and on NewBalance.com beginning on Sept. 21. It is available in men’s sizes 5-14 and retails for $250.
Sept. 16, 2019: Tyler, The Creator’s latest Converse x Golf le Fleur collab is coming soon — and it’s flaming hot. The rapper’s newest shoe is the Converse x Golf le Fleur Flames. A bold fire graphic from Tyler’s third album, “Cherry Bomb” (2015) is applied to one of Converse’s signature silhouettes: the Chunk 70. The style will sell for $100 on Converse.com and from Golf Wang starting on Oct. 12.
Sept. 13, 2019: Athletic giant Puma and outdoor standout Helly Hansen have come together for a fall ’19 performance-meets-lifestyle collection, and it will be available at Footaction. The lineup features three shoes: the Lqd Cell Omega, the Trailfox MTS and the Nitefox. In addition to the footwear, the collection — which ranges in price from $25 to $220 — also includes technical apparel and accessories such as fleece pants and a reversible jacket. It drops in stores and online via Footaction.com on Sept. 26.
Sept. 13, 2019: Snake-print boots are popping everywhere for fall. So Vans and Opening Ceremony are making sure sneaker lovers don’t feel left out of the trend. Today, they released the Snakeskin Pack, featuring the Lampin sneaker, updated in four faux-snakeskin colorways: red, purple, white and royal blue. A ’90s-inspired skate sneaker, the unisex Lampin lace-up has been entirely covered in a glossy, stamped material, giving the shoes a monochromatic look. The Vans for Opening Ceremony sneakers are retailing for $75 at Opening Ceremony stores and Openingceremony.com.
Sept. 12, 2019: Although Mercer Amsterdam’s sneakers are not built for the court or the field, its latest collaboration was created out of love for American heritage sports. Arriving before month’s end is the brand’s capsule collection with Starter Black Label, an ’80s and ’90s-inspired lineup led by a new-look W-3rd silhouette. The navy, burgundy and white sneaker is executed in satin, gum-leather and suede, and features a chenille “AMS” patch on the lateral side. In addition to the sneakers, the collaboration will yield a satin varsity jacket and an Egyptian cotton T-shirt. The first drop will take place at a pop-up shop in Amsterdam on Sept. 26 and 27, with a broader online release Sept. 30 on merceramsterdam.com.
Sept. 11, 2019: Jump into the ’60s with Emu Australia. Later this month, the company is launching an exclusive with Free People: a series of its Mayberry Tri1 sheepskin slipper in a novelty tie-dye pattern. The style is available in three colorways — purple, coral and yellow — and features a lightweight flexible outsole designed for indoor and outdoor wear. The style will retail for $70 and is available at Free People and Emuaustralia.com.
Sept. 10, 2019: Cole Haan is kicking its fall collection into a high-fashion gear. In collaboration with Rodarte, the brand is launching its Grand Ambition capsule this month featuring pumps, booties, sneakers, satchels and circle bags. “The ethos of the Cole Haan brand aligns with everything we do. When designing, we’re constantly thinking about how we can approach things through a more innovative lens, while maintaining a foundation of comfort and ease,” Rodarte co-founder Laura Mulleavy told FN. Her sister and fellow designing founder, Kate Mulleavy, added, “We paid less attention to specific trends and were more focused on creating something that felt true to the Rodarte aesthetic. We wanted the collection to feel bold and stand out amongst the crowd but still feel very wearable.” The shoes are priced from $170 to $240 for footwear.
Sept. 10, 2019: Something’s fishy about Timberland‘s latest collaboration. On Sept. 13, the brand will debut a limited series of 6-inch waterproof boots that pay homage to “SpongeBob Squarepants,” the hit cartoon series celebrating its 20th anniversary. The collection includes two versions of Timberland’s classic leather boot, in black and bright blue; they’re decorated with images of SpongeBob, plus friends Patrick Star and Plankton. The boots will be available in stores and on Timberland.com, retailing for $220 (for men’s sizes) and $90–140 (for toddler, youth and junior sizes). The collection also includes men’s jackets, hoodies and T-shirts.
Sept. 9, 2019: The iconic Adidas Stan Smith was given a new look thanks to skateboarding brand F**king Awesome. The brands will deliver two colorways of the shoe for the collab: one in orange and the other in purple, both executed with black midsoles and outsoles. The sneaker was reworked without its signature Three Stripe perforation on the upper, instead opting for die-cast F**king Awesome branding. A limited run of pairs will be sold at one-day galleries in Japan and Paris on Sept. 14, and a stateside drop at the F**king Awesome store in Los Angeles on Sept. 21.
Sept 5, 2019: To celebrate the brand’s 70th anniversary, Onitsuka Tiger has released a humorous short film featuring Will Smith as the brand’s collaboration partner. The actor wears a tracksuit in Onitsuka Tiger’s signature yellow, and MEXICO 66™ SD sneakers. Various body parts are stretched via CGI while he remains poker-faced. Smith is actively engaged in projects addressing environmental issues, having a global, borderless influence and Onitsuka Tiger also strives to provide Japanese technology and craftsmanship while making social contributions.
Sept. 5, 2019: New Balance is renewing its relationship with Engineered Garments for a second collaboration that’s set to bow on Sept. 7. The project merges two iconic styles — Engineered Garments’ patchwork aesthetic and New Balance’s classic 990 silhouette with the release of the reimagined 990v5. The shoe will be available in limited quantities through select retailers. In addition, New Balance worked with streetwear and sneaker photographer Cam Hicks to bring the collaboration to life.
Sept. 4, 2019: In celebration of two decades in business, Zappos has collaborated with Sam Edelman on shoes inspired by the 20th-anniversary gemstone: the emerald. The brands have created six limited-edition styles, with two pairs each of flats, sneakers and heels. Shoes cost between $100 and $140 and are available to shop now on Zappos.com. Through December, Zappos will team up with a new brand each month to fete its milestone.
Sept. 3, 2019: Clarks Originals and Carhartt Work in Progress (WIP) have teamed up for the release of two new Wallabee boots, available starting Sept. 5. The colorways take their cues from Carhartt WIP’s DNA with a brown version inspired by Carhartt’s garments, such as the Michigan Shore Coat. The olive camo pays homage to the brand’s use of military references in its collections. The boots will retail for $160 and be available online through Carhartt WIP, Clarks stores and ClarksUSA.com.
Sept. 3, 2019: Ewing Athletics has strong ties to hip-hop, having released several collaborations with rap stars old and new. Its latest shoe collab finds the heritage athletic brand teamed up with Drink Champs, the wildly popular podcast hosted by beloved Queens, N.Y., rapper N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN. (The collaboration is also in conjunction with 8&9 Clothing.) The classic Sport Lite sneaker is executed with white leather uppers, bold red accents and yellow detailing. The Ewing Athletics x Drink Champs Sport Lite arrives exclusively via Ewingathletics.com on Sept. 6 and will retail for $130.
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