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The Collabs: Biion Footwear and DC Comics Join Forces to Create a Batman & Superman Collection + More

March 30: Biion Footwear and DC Comics have joined forces to create a limited edition Batman and Superman collection. The line will feature performance and leisure shoes featuring the iconic emblems of Batman and Superman. The Batman footwear features black uppers with a golden bat symbol across the toebox while the Superman shoe is equipped with a steel blue body and a red toebox. The Superman shoe is finalized with the red and gold “S” emblem. Both the Batman and Superman shoe feature a rubber sole and are ideal for golfing, boating and everyday life. The shoes are available for adults and kids sizing. A pre-sale launch began on Biion.com on March 26.

March 30: Brazilian footwear brand Melissa has created a limited-edition collection with Parisian vegan shoe label Rombaut, whose celebrity fans include Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, Lil Nas X, Miley Cyrus and Charli XCX. The release consists of two styles: Melissa’s classic Possession sandal and a “melted” version of Rombaut’s signature Boccaccio sneaker. “With temperatures rising around the globe, I wanted to bring attention to this by having our signature sneaker style – the Boccaccio – literally melting,” said designer Mats Rombaut. Both shoes are made with Melissa’s proprietary plastic material, which for the first time consists of 50% recycled PVC from factory waste and 30% bio-based renewable carbon content. They also are recyclable through Melissa’s sustainability program. Retail prices for the line range from $98 for the sandals to $169 for the Melting Boccaccio sneakers. The looks will be available starting March 31 on Shopmelissa.com and Melissa flagship stores, as well as Rombaut.com, LN-CC, Ssense and other select stockists.

March 9, 2021: Wolverine has joined forces with fellow Michigan-based brand Dragon’s Milk on a new limited-edition boot that celebrates the New Holland Brewing Co.-owned stout label’s 20th anniversary. The Wolverine 1000 Mile x Dragon’s Milk style — inspired by the hand-brewed, bourbon barrel-aged stout’s dark colors and notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak — features suede tanned in a waxy mohawk that exposes its natural grain and texture. Each pair of shoes comes with bronze hardware detailing and a removable metal fob in the shape of a dragon. An embossed Dragon’s Milk logo can also be found on the tongue. “This is a fantastic partnership between two Michigan-based heritage brands highlighting our commitment to craftsmanship and the many skilled craftspeople it takes to create a unique, handcrafted product,” Wolverine global brand president Tom Kennedy said in a statement. The boot, priced at $400, is available for preorder ahead of its release date on April 6 on Wolverine.com/DragonsMilk. Wolverine will donate 10% of all sales from the collaboration to the USBG Foundation’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program.

Wolverine 1000 Mile x Dragon’s Milk boot
The Wolverine 1000 Mile x Dragon’s Milk boot.
CREDIT: Rudy Malmquist/Courtesy of Wolverine Worldwide

March 4, 2021: New Balance and Foot Locker have teamed up for the NB Collective, which was created to “celebrate those individuals doing extraordinary things to energize our generation” and “reaffirms the brands’ commitment to creating intentional content and products for this generation.” To launch NB Collective, the two will deliver a pair of 327 colorways for men and women that are available now for $90 and exclusive to Foot Locker banners (Foot Locker, Foot Locker Canada, Footaction, Champs Sports and Champs Sports Canada).

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Foot Locker x New Balance 327 NB “Collective Pack.”
CREDIT: Courtesy of Foot Locker

March 3, 2021: Reef and the MLB are helping fans prepare for the return of the professional baseball season with a new collection for spring. The Major League Baseball collab comes filled with sandals inspired by a select group of your favorite teams including 2020 World Series champs, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The men’s collection even taps the brand’s bottle-opening Fanning flip flop for tailgate season. The Reef x MLB collection is available on reef.com and retails from $35 to $70.

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MLB x Reef sandals.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Reef

More Highlights From February 2021

Feb. 23, 2021: Atoms will release a limited-edition sneaker with “Queer Eye” star and British-Pakastani American fashion designer, Tan France. On sale Feb. 23, the sneaker will retail for $129 and be available to order through March 2 on Atoms.com. France, who can often be spotted in the brand’s signature Model 000, worked with the brand’s design team to incorporate his favorite pattern into the shoe: stripes. Additionally, last month, Atoms co-founder Sidra Qasim was featured in Humans of New York sharing her story of what it was like to grow up as a girl in a conservative household in Pakistan and how she launched a footwear brand with her husband, Waqas Ali.

Feb. 17, 2021: Jimmy Choo has teamed up with Parisian designer Marine Serre to create a collaborative footwear collection. The capsule, which features a sharp black, white, tan and red colorway, offers six key styles, including sock ankle boots, heels, sneakers and more. All styles feature Marine Serre’s leitmotif crescent logo. Of the launch, Sandra Choi, Creative Director Jimmy Choo said: “Marine Serre is an exciting talent — her innovation and experimentation grabbed my attention. Her designs are bold, confident and inherently feminine — which is perfectly attuned to our language at Jimmy Choo.” The collection will be available on Feb. 17 at Jimmy Choo Flagships, JimmyChoo.com and exclusively with My Theresa.

Feb. 11, 2021: New York-based apparel brand Krost has joined forces with Fila to create a new footwear silhouette. Called the Renno sneaker, the shoe combines Fila’s running and performing history with streetwear designs. The shoe is completed with Krost’s signature clean aesthetic. The sneaker features a navy, white and gray colorway and is equipped with recycled leather with a blend of nylon, suede and ripstop mesh. In promotion of the sneaker, Krost founder, Samuel Krost, launched a campaign that highlights activists who are committed to crucial social issues via organizations, including: Food Bank New York, March for Our Lives, Stomp Out Bullying and more. The Krost x Fila Renno is limited to 100 pairs and will be available on KrostNewYork.com on Feb. 12 with a $118 price tag.

Feb. 2, 2021: For spring ’21, Teva and Anna Sui partnered on a limited-edition floral capsule collection. The collaboration features two styles: the Flatform Universal Anna and the Ember Mid Anna. Each look is detailed with Liberty Fabrics print, called “Botanist’s Diary,” which is a colorful pressed botanical print with flowers that are traditionally found in English gardens. The Flatform, retailing for $150, is a take on the classic Teva sandal, but updated with a nearly 3-inch platform and recycled polyester webbing. The Ember Mid, meanwhile, is a sneaker boot detailed with a water repellent upper. It retails for $190. The Teva x Anna Sui collection is available for purchase at Teva.com, Annasui.com, Free People, Bloomingdale’s and American Rag today.

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