'Who's The Dr. They Told You To Go See?'
Dr. Martens. They're becoming a staple boot, purely on merit and their simplicity, and these guys making them look fresh. Thick soled boot. Patent upper. Wild array of colourways. They look like they'll take a while to break in. Go vintage. Simple.
July 1st. A big day in the shoe world. It is when the major labels bring out their new summer kicks and there are some beauties in there! (See End Clothing's Pre-Order list)
On this list, our personal favourites are the Nike Blazer Vintage - in all three incarnations, (mid, lo and high). Available in a variety of colours they are a modern classic and look insane with shorts and tube socks!
Following the previous post on A.P.C. They have released what, for Sock&Sole, is the smart/casual shoe of the Summer 2011. Based on a Monk Strap/Derby Shoe hybrid, this shoe really is the best of both worlds!
Meet Generic Surplus. They specialise in casual shoes and collaborating with street brands such as Obey, to high fashion labels, like Comme des Garcons.
Their project for Obey is especially apt. These are shoes for the summer. An inexpensive plimsoll, featuring elements of a boat and deck shoe available in three colourways.
"I think it is only by trying to create something beautiful, that you manage to have a bearable existence.'
Monsieur Jean Touitou, President A.P.C.
Created in 1987, by its President, as mentioned above, Atelier de Production et de Creation (A.P.C.) was spawned as a throwback to French ostentatious fashion at the time. Their ethos, simple - well tailored wardrobe staples, derived from workwear and free from embellishment. And then there's the shoes. Wardrobe staples, beautifully crafted.
'When I come back like Jordan, wearing the 4-5, it aint to play games with you'
It's Playoff times baby! The Lakers have been swept, the Bulls have run out of steam. Remaining are the Heat and the Mavs. As a tribute to one of the NBA's greatest sons, Sock & Sole presents his shoe. The Nike Air Jordan.
I decided to write about tube socks after looking through some pictures of Odd Future skating. Very popular with skaters since the late 1990's, tube socks are knitted into a single tube, with no heel/ankle region. The only size choice you have is in their length. They look cool in the summer with shorts and plimsolls (see Sock&Sole's 11 for 11 on Plimsolls), and in the winter, theres nothing warmer for your legs.