Clarks was founded in 1825 and has been making high-quality leather shoes ever since. In fact, the footwear label has such a dedicated following because it has produced the same core designs for most of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its 200-year history, though, a few moments stand out. In 1950, the Clarks Originals […]
In the world of skateboarding, Andrew Reynolds has become a household name, and to kick off the month of September 2021, he’s releasing his very own Skate Classics footwear assemblage with Vans. A trio of half pipe-ready models are included in this collection: the Reynolds Skate Old Skool, Skate Half Cab 92, and the Skate Sk8-Hi, all of which are crafted with premium materials for both comfort and durability.Designed for skaters of all skill levels, each take comes prepared with have been designed with a new last that in turn results in a better fit. Tongue straps and molded heel counters keep your fit locked in for superior control and the DURACAP underlays add flexibility in areas that are most needed. The two parts to to the foxing on Reynolds’ trifecta of a capsule which includes the Sick Stick — a new gum rubber compound — as well as a heftier knurl texture on the front, both of which make the kicks more durable.The Skate Old Skools are dyed with a navy suede upper and come devised with denim-esque exposed stitching and a golden brown leather Sidestripe. The Skate Half Cab 92s are predominantly presented with a golden brown suede upper and feature notes of black atop the collar patches and interior lining. Lastly, the Skate Sk8-Hi offering is supplied with golden brown quarters, navy suede overlays and white stitching that provides some extra contrast.You can check out a closer look at each pair here above, and note that they’ll be available via Vans starting on September 1.For more sneaker news, Vault by Vans recently enhanced the the Sk8-Hi Reissue with Ultra-Premium “Dream Leather.”
When it comes to rolling out new sneaker silhouettes, sometimes it can be more effective to first introduce it in collaborative form to draw more attention from consumers and then save its GR colorways for later. And that’s exactly what Converse has done with its Chuck 70 Utility as after first launching the model in partnership with luxury designer Kim Jones, the lifestyle kicks are now being fashioned in an inline “String/Egret” color scheme.Versatility is the key for this new Converse-crafted installment as it is solely reliant on neutral tones. The canvas uppers are done up with a “String” tone, and come accented with translucent cages that start out on the forefoot and gradually escalate to the heels where they wrap around the back. “Egret” accents are present on the laces, medial side’s Chuck Taylor logos, the elongated midsoles, the latter of which both have black trimming. Additionally, the eyelets also somewhat provide some extra contrasting as they appear with metallic silver finishes. Down below, the second midsole stripe and the bumper banners also come readied usher in more solid black hits.Looking to add these to your rotation? You can find them in stock now on the HBX store for $128 USD.Previously, Rick Owens recently teamed up with the Boston-based brand for a Converse Weapon collaboration.