Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shoe update: Buttero, Huf, Bernhard Willhelm, Keds, BAPE, Timberland, and Common Projects

01 Buttero leather sneaker

These Italian leather sneakers by Buttero do indeed look like butter. I like the raw finish of the leather and the front stitches that look like Frankenstein staples.

02 Huff Hupper

Another leather sneaker, but this time in off-white, these Huppers by Huf will make your huffing and puffing around the city look easy. The gum sole and star trim detailing give the traditional monochrome look a certain flair.

03 Bernhard Willhelm x Camper sandals

These Bernhard Willhelm x Camper sandals remind me of my elementary school days, when I had to lug all my books in a stroller-carried bag secured by a similar rope. The mixture of rope, leather, and rubber, and of course the childlike colors not only makes the pair interesting, it makes me want to try them out just to see how they feel. Maybe also find out how far back they can bring me…

04 Keds Dapper

For sure, these 20s inspired sneakers from Keds deserve a second look for their sheer weirdness. I can't seem to put my finger on it. Does it look anachronistic? Foolish? Since they rendered the saddle shoe in canvas? The only thing I would say, since they immediately caught my attention, is why not!


I never expected the day when I would seriously consider BAPE on my feet, but this black-and-white pair done in collaboration with KAWS has enough teeth to more than convince me.

07 Timberland x Stussy desert boot

It is certainly a good thing that Timberland still manages to surprise us, of course, not in an overtly attention-seeking way. A Stussy partnership has produced this subtly sleek desert boot made casual and street by a contrasting Vibram sole.

08 Common Projects Achilles

For those who want something more light-hearted but still as impressive, try these Common Projects Achilles raw low tops in fine leather trimmed with jagged little teeth, which for me make all the difference.


Jack said...

what do you think about the new buttero collection?

Miguel Paolo Celestial said...

I've only seen the perforated one before, but I must say I like the concept of natural materials. The gills sneakers are really something else!

Thanks for the link. Will post them real soon.