From a brand new sneaker type by Canadian model Zvelle to a collab between Sporty & Wealthy and Clarks Originals, right here’s what you want to know.
Able to get a leg up in your look? February has introduced a wealth of recent footwear choices from the primary sneaker providing by Toronto-based model Zvelle to Native’s “algae-infused” sneakers. Plus, you may at present pre-order the Fall 2021 boot collaboration between Anna Sui and Vancouver’s John Fluevog. There’s by no means been a greater time to get your kicks!
Zvelle launched a brand new sneaker known as Rayna
Coming sizzling off the heels of a number of different launches within the final 12 months, Toronto-based footwear and accent model Zvelle has dropped its first sneaker, which is available in eight colourways from metallic to monochromatic and extra. The Rayna’s look is a mixture between an enthralling ballet flat and a gentle sporty ’70s working shoe — an excellent combo for anybody whose on-the-go look wants a elevate as of late. The handcrafted-in-Italy kinds are restricted run (pardon the pun), so make your transfer quick.
A capsule providing from Sporty & Wealthy and Clarks Originals is now out there
For its first footwear collaboration, Sporty & Wealthy — the athleisure label launched by Canadian artistic Emily Oberg — has teamed up with British model Clarks Originals. Three variations of Clarks’s traditional Wallabee shoe are supplied up in shades of merlot, cream and pastel blue; hues positive to place a spring in your step. The kinds are made by a German tannery that works with the reforestation-focused group, the Kikonda Forest Mission, and have a rubber sole produced from a renewable supply.
“To me, the Wallabee embodies the form of genderless picture that I at all times attempt to incorporate into Sporty & Wealthy’s aesthetic,” Oberg mentioned in a press launch concerning the launch. “It completely ties collectively magnificence and informal kinds — not a costume shoe, however not fairly a sneaker both. And the historical past of the shoe inside ’90s tradition has additionally made it a flexible icon to all completely different teams of individuals.”
Cougar debuted a variety of items boasting a design by Jill Malek
House décor designer Jill Malek has lent her clever, minimalistic type to an array of Cougar’s fashionable Kensington Chelsea rain boots. The sample makes use of reflective particulars meant to seize the essence of “rain catching the sunshine,” reworking the boot’s utilitarian vibe into one thing playfully elevated. “Persistently impressed by transferring kinds in nature, it’s my mission to create items that promote a way of calm and fluidity in our hectic world,” Malek mentioned in a press release concerning the collaboration. “Partnering with Cougar has enabled me to convey the story of translucent rain to their wonderful rain boot, whereas additionally permitting me to experiment with their new and revolutionary supplies.”
The Fall 2021 Anna Sui x John Fluevog collab is accessible for pre-order
Should you caught the digital launch of Anna Sui’s Fall 2021 assortment throughout NYFW final week, you could have seen she’s persevering with her work with Canadian model John Fluevog. And for the primary time, followers of the fantastical synergy between Fluevog and Sui are capable of pre-order choose items from the gathering. On this case, the Odlum brogued Chelsea boot — a slip-on type that is available in two colors of an enthralling berry and floral motif. Choose your pair now for anticipated supply in Could (who doesn’t love one thing to sit up for as of late?), and get the additional satisfaction of figuring out 10% of gross sales will go to The Bowery Mission, a company near Sui’s coronary heart.
Native Sneakers dropped extra kinds made with repurposed algae
Chatting with its “objective of giving 100% of sneakers an finish of life answer by 2023,” Vancouver’s Native Sneakers simply relaunched its number of Jefferson Bloom Archive items in ocean-inspired colors. Becoming, as they’re made with materials that makes use of Rise by Bloom know-how; in keeping with a press launch, the method removes poisonous algae from waterways and this harvested matter is then “fused” into the higher of the sneakers.
Vans and Opening Ceremony have partnered on their first international assortment
For his or her new capsule assortment with Vans, Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have created interpretations of the streetwear model’s iconic checkerboard motif. You’ll discover a tactile take within the providing’s two quilted sneakers along with leopard and snake-print kinds. The gathering additionally contains attire and equipment, so bask in carrying a head-to-toe look in the event you dare.
Henry Davidson has been the senior editor at Wahu Times since 2018. A two-decade veteran of journalism, Henry’s work has appeared in the NPR, Examiner, The Sun and numerous other publications. He is a member of the United Media Guild.