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Converse and Jonathan Anderson set to launch new footwear

Converse and designer Jonathan Anderson have collaborated on a new shoe line. Anderson thinks the new shoe line gives an “intimate portrayal: of himself as well as offering an insight into his personal style.

“I’ve been wearing Converse for years and years, so when they approached me I couldn’t turn it down because it’s something that I wear,” he told Business of Fashion.

The 33-year-old designer received the Accessories Designer of the Year for his work with Loewe, as well as also being awarded British Womenswear Designer of the Year with his label JW Anderson at The Fashion Awards 2017.

“The collection for me feels more like an intimate portrayal of myself,” he told Vogue exclusively of the trainer line. “It’s the tactility of it. It’s a self-portrait of what I’m into and what I wear.

The collection includes a multi-colored glittery high-top Chuck and a Thunderbolt trainer. “I wanted to work on something new and unexpected for the brand,” he explained of the unisex Glitter_Gutter line. “It’s the first time I’m excited about projecting myself into a product, which is a weird and new thing for me.”

“Converse is a subcultural icon! You can define its sneakers by three adjectives – quintessential, comfortable and affordable. It’s an item that all the brands would like to create! It’s amazing how the design hasn’t really changed since 1917.”

Anderson admits that Chuck Taylor’s have “served an incredible purpose to me. The brand he created is universal and I would love JW Anderson to be that universal.”

The shoes can be purchased on Converse and cost around $105 USD.

Adidas releases beer and vomit resistant shoes

When the long Saturday night turns into an even longer Sunday morning, sometimes your stomach can’t handle it all and might surprise you with a very unpleasant surprise. More than likely you didn’t get a chance to change out of your night out clothes. You end up vomiting all over the toilet and on your nice shoes, most of us have been there.

Luckily Adidas has released a pair of trainers to help prevent ruining a good pair of shoes. The Adidas Münchens are specially coated to stop spilled drinks and bodily fluids from ruining the leather. The trainers cost roughly around $233 USD but are currently sold out.

The Münchens were specifically released to go along with Oktoberfest, hence why they are being advertised as “beer and vomit repellant”. The design is lined with a red and white micro-check pattern that matches the tablecloths at the iconic Bavarian festival and have a nice brown leather. The DPBR coat is what ensures that it can stay puke and beer resistant. To finish up the shoe the word “prost” is stitched in right next to the three stripes. “prost” means “cheers” in German.

Oktoberfest is a folk festival originating in Munich, Germany where more than six million people around the world partake in. The festival usually has plenty of beer and food so the shoes are great for attendees seeing how rowdy things can get that can lead to a beer or two spilling.

The festival can be a scary scene for your brand-new clothes, especially your shoes, which makes these shoes a guaranteed match for these kinds of events. The shoes are even perfect for just normal wear around town or hanging out with friends. The shoes are stylish enough that even hip parents can wear if they are used to their own children spilling stuff everywhere.

Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers hottest new shoe

The Balenciaga sneaker take over hasn’t stopped with the Speed Trainers. Balenciaga’s Triple S sneakers have sold out instantly in Manhattan, one of the most fashionable areas of the world.

Triple S sneakers have taken the market by storm just like their counterpart, Speed Trainer shoes. These unconventional sneakers almost resemble an 80’s style shoe that you could find at your local thrift store. according to an employee at the Parisian brand’s Madison Avenue, New York, location, they sold out in 30 minutes. Right now, the Triple S sneakers are arguably the most sought after casual footwear.

You can give partial credit to Instagram, because they have been showcased on multiple accounts leading to many sneakerheads, fashionistas, and people wanting to make a bold statement, to go looking for the chunky shoes. Triple S sneakers have even been spotted on some famous feet such as ASAP Ferg and Offset. The Triple S sneakers were dominating the Paris fashion week scene, as they were seen practically everywhere.

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The sneakers have a three-layer stacked sole with pre-distressed details throughout which is how it got its name (Triple S). The shoe size is embroidered on the toe, with rope laces adding the finishing touch to the shoes. The shoe was originally added to the Balenciaga men’s collection by artistic director Demna Gvasalia for the brand’s FW17 show in Paris.

Just like what happened with the Speed Trainers, other brands such as Gucci, Dior, and Prada, have been trying their best to catch up to Balenciaga and release shoes closely resembling the Triple S. Fast fashion brands have also jumped on board of the “ugly” shoe trend. Zara has completely ripped off the Triple S, releasing their own shoe that mimics the iconic shoes called, the Multi-Piece sneaker. Zara has priced their shoe around $35 USD while Balenciaga’s model is around $850 USD.

The shoes are said to be going for almost double the price from resellers on eBay and other websites. It’s also said that even knockoff Triple S sneakers are going for a whopping $450 USD.

“People with a lot of visibility wear ugly sneakers and it’s a trickle-down effect,” says Chris Green, divisional merchandise manager of New York boutique Totokaelo.

On Highsnobiety they interviewed multiple people who instantly went after the clunky shoes and some of the answers they got were quite interesting.

“@Jakebinning: I first saw the Triple S about eight months ago during the Balenciaga FW17 runway show, and I instantly liked them. I really liked the fresh silhouette, the general aesthetic, as well as the colorways and the chunky sole”.

“@91yxng: This is the most trendy sneaker, and the hottest brand in the world right now”.

Balenciaga are planning on releasing a new color scheme of the Triple S sneaker in the near future. The new scheme will prove consumers a more subdued color combination. The new style will have a white mesh base with cream and off-white accents, but the Balenciaga branding will still remain black.

 

 

Athletic-esque footwear: Tom Ford Launches Luxe Sneakers for Fall 2014

American designer, Tom Ford,52, is launching a line of high end sneakers for this fall. This is his first venture into athletic-esque footwear. Ford has purposefully resisted this venture until recently. He is now satisfied with his ability to create a tennis shoe design that also exhibits his signature, chic style.

Tom Ford is expected to receive the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s most significant honor, the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the CFDA Awards on June 2. Ford commented on this award saying he would like it to be a “mid-life award” as he still has so much more that he would like to accomplish. This line of high-end sneakers is moving Ford in the right direction. It is compelling him to expand his capabilities as a designer.

The sneakers will be made by top artisan cobblers. They will be carefully constructed hand which will be followed by a 10 day “resting” period, to ensure their top-notch finish, and 3 days of hand polishing. The shoes will be manufactured in Italian workshops where detail orientation will be prioritized in order to ensure production of an optimal shoe shape.

The minimalist shoes will be only the very best quality and will contain white rubber soles. Ford will offer these retro styled shoes in high and low-top models. Providing seven different color options in leather and five in velvet. Some leather colors include brown, chestnut, oxblood and forest green

Images of the shoe line have already been released. They were initially presented at London Collections back in Jan.

The price range for these shoes ranges from $690 for the low top velvet sneakers, and $990 for the leather high tops. They will be available at Tom Ford stores in NY, Las Vegas, LA, Chicago, and Dallas.