Sunday, April 17, 2016

SNEAKER STYLES Fall into Fall 2016 Part One

this pic-dates from a weirdly warm early March 2016 day...depicts THE shoe of choice for many subway riders-iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars


One of our commuting past times-is not burying our eyeballs on a screen...but checking out the footwear of fellow commuters. With a rare exception-mass transit types tend to wear shoes that function--- moving wearers up and down stairs, across sidewalk grates, crossing crosswalks -keeping the fast pace.

Style of choice year round for that bunch- athletic trainers....dapper enough for dudes/dudettes to wear casually and increasingly dressed up-with upper materials worthy of the finest kicks out there.

Whether new labels or older brands bringing back the archival silhouettes...sneaker makers are perhaps the only shoe kinds - in 2016 - that still are capable of conjuring up wait lists for releases and literal humans-lining up at select retail stores, eagerly waiting to buy the latest, limited drops... Impressive.


SOME HIGHLIGHTS: LOW TOPS FOR FALL 2016...Sport Shoes leave the gym / go off trail for year round wear.


From Gola...

Hailing from Britain, GOLA and its trainers/bags= a highlight of our media preview appointments...

flash of gold metal-perforated squared punch-outs leather Harrier-throwback to the original 1968 style

Celebrating its 110th birthday...the GOLA brand delivered autumnal colors of its best sellers...
GOLA CLASSICS-signature retro stylish range of trainers and plimsolls Harrier, Bullet, and popular Coastal -in year round suede and leather burgundy. Noted- white rubber outsole brightens up any kicks year round. FYI...difference between an trainer and plimsoll...we note the thickness of the outsole...one is more thinner street outsole vs thicker -one. Across the Pond -both are sneakers.

GOLA + Liberty Art Fabrics...collaboration just gets better and better


Collaboration with another Brit based heritage brand Liberty Art Fabrics-a continuation of best selling women's joggers and trainers


leather and suede accents...with wool textile uppers...classic houndstooth and pinstripes...with stand-by canvas laces...love these vintage style kicks and can see even conservative suit wearers livening up an ensemble in these.