Having already seen the London high-top sneaker in a bevy of monochromatic colorways, Giuseppe Zanotti redubs his popular silhouette with a tonal matte black leather finish. Featuring silver zip closures at both its heel and eyerow, this model provides a clean aesthetic with complementing black laces, a padded tongue, the brand’s signature metal bar detail at midrow, a rubber sole and Velcro staps. The Italian made Giuseppe Zanotti Black-Out Matte Leather London Sneaker is currently available at SSENSE for $ 995 USD.
Amsterdam based brand Filling Pieces do exactly what their name intends- fill a gap in the footwear market between street and haute couture, with minimal design and impeccable detailing through high quality product. Their Spring/Summer 2014 collection takes inspiration from texture within the natural world, with these original silhouette Mid Sneakers refreshed with a python embossed premium leather upper in desert monochrome, alongside distinctive Filling Pieces detail such as the padded tongue and heels embossed with the brand logo, alongside metal eyelets, leather lining and vulcanized outsoles. Handmade in Portugal, Filling Pieces also filled a gap, securing themselves alongside other modern design classics.
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Continuing its annual collaboration with New Balance, eYe COMME des GARCONS Junya Watanabe Man looks to the Boston-based sporting label’s archives for this latest model. Taking on the MRL996 silhouette, the collaborators have given the sneakers a red leather upper with reflective grey hits at the vamp and heel, complemented by subtle reptile leather accents, while a white REVLITE midsole and black outsole offer both stability and cushioning, while also providing for a classic look. Elsewhere, branding from both labels are placed on the insole. Look for the eYe COMME des GARÇONS Junya Watanabe Man x New Balance MRL996 at select retailers soon.
Following our in-house look the Nike Free 10th Anniversary “Genealogy” Pack as seen here, the Beaverton conglomerate recreates its commemorative range with all-new sleek tonal-black colorways. Having already seen its Free 3.0 Flyknit silhouette, this pack also includes the Free OG, Air Presto, Free Run+ 2 and Sock Racer with black uppers and grey midsoles, some of which feature a speckled detail. You can expect to see the “Genealogy” Black Pack at select Nike outlets starting April 22.