Known for making durable, high quality boots since 1883, Wolverine is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Original 1000 Mile Boot with a special Centennial Edition. Meticulously designed to replicate the craftsmanship and aesthetic of the 1000 Mile Boot first introduced in 1914, the Centennial Edition 1000 Mile Boot features Horween Leather Company’s Genuine American Bison and is made in Wolverine’s Big Rapids, Michigan, factory.
The Centennial Edition celebrates this 100th anniversary with an All-American update to the original. The Centennial Edition is made from the Original 1000 Mile pattern, featuring time-tested Goodyear Welt construction and a leather outsole with a Vibram® heel. The Horween Genuine American Bison leather upper is distinctively rugged and showcases the true uniqueness of the natural product. The expertise of the skilled craftspeople and the leather tanned using the best possible materials yield a product that improves with age and wear. The boot is available in two distinct colors, Tan and Brown, and is fully lined.
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Something of a cult favorite among design aficionados, Tokyo-based stationery and accessory brand Postalco returns with its latest batch of stellar products. Of note this time around is a new range of card holders and legal envelopes, each of them handmade in Japan from premium materials like pressed cotton and calfskin. Available in olive green and navy blue, the card holders were constructed from a single piece of finished-edge leather, and feature two inner pockets for both cards and folded bills. Postalco’s new legal envelopes, meanwhile, can be used for protecting documents or carrying one’s laptop, and include both card slots and pen pockets for added convenience. Look for Postalco’s latest selection of stationery — along with its all-new notebooks — now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
Easily one of the most-anticipated releases of the year to date, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low “Beethoven” has been a long time coming. After the Flyknit-constructed Nike Kobe 9 was first seen in the demanded low-top form back in April with the elusive “HTM” designs, then inaugurated to the public in all-purple, this upcoming release is the first time the threaded convertible will hit stores in a neutral style code. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven’s famous “Ninth Symphony”, Kobe Bryant’s ninth Nike is rolled out in a monochrome makeup. White and black threads are knitted together on the upper, while a speckled midsole and a wolf grey outsole finishing off the beautiful composition. Get a detailed look at the upcoming release below, and take in a pair when they drop on August 16th for $ 200.
Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low “Beethoven”
Release Date: August 16, 2014
Price: $ 200
Autumn/Winter 2014 brings new offerings from the ongoing collaboration between Junya Watanabe MAN and Tricker’s, including this new guise for their classic Brogue Boot. This reworking features navy aniline leather uppers, a tonal heel pull and a contrasting commando sole unit. As always the quality and craftsmanship is up to the usual expert standard of Tricker’s, with storm welt construction and rolled waxed laces. This variation on a Tricker’s classic remains as hard wearing as ever. Available now at End.
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Not just another shoe brand, Piola was founded by four friends and non-government volunteers as a socially-conscious, economic development project based in Peru. Since its inception, the brand’s line of minimalist products has grown to encompass styles ranging from sneakers to dress shoes, and now includes stellar new silhouettes like the Iberia for 2014. The versatile high-top kicks are made with premium Italian leather and feature a clean, simple design, as well as full leather linings and outsoles crafted with rubber from the Peruvian Amazonian rainforest. Honest, well-made and ideal for year-round use, Piola’s Iberia sneakers can be found in a trio of great colors now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
A sneaker of many looks and variations, the Nike Air Max 1 get the lunar treatment for its latest revamped offering. Receiving a complete aesthetic facelift, a durable blue jacquard upper, black leather mudguard, and vibrant bright mango Lunarlon midsole provide the classic runner with a much more techno-savvy feel. Read on to check out a few more shots of the Nike Air Max Lunar1 Jacquard “Bright Mango”, courtesy of Sneaker Freaker, and be sure to head over to Titolo to place your orders.
New York-based haberdasher Todd Snyder has teamed with perennial luggage purveyor Globe-Trotter to release the above two-part collection. In using Globe-Trotter’s revered English atelier, the American brand chose to reimagine an ageless design in the carry-on trolley and briefcase with a lightweight vulcanized fiberboard material, leather trims, chrome details and fabric lining. Each piece appears elegantly masculine with its simple, boxy shape and top-notch materials arranged by expert craftsmen. Be on the lookout for the Todd Snyder x Globe-Trotter collection to hit select retailers very soon.