No. 288


We don't know too much about these guys, but NY-based No. 288 is a new luxury sneaker brand making that will definitely have your attention, especially if you're a fan of brands like Common Projects or ETQ in Amsterdam.

Launching this fall, the collection will feature several styles with premium leather or suede construction and a color palette of off-whites, greys, and blacks. The line will have a style for just about every taste, from slip-ons to classic court silhouettes and leathery trainers.

No. 288


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Cole Haan Summer '14 LunarGrand Collection


While Cole Haan is focusing more of its marketing on the newly-announced Zerogrand, Cole Haan hasn't forgot about the shoe that started it all, the LunarGrand.

The Lunar sole will make its way to three new styles this season: The LunarGrand Two Gore, LunarGrand Moc Chukka, and the LunarGrand Chelsea. We're loving the classic looks of the Chelsea boot on a Lunar sole and the Two Gore is bound to become a favorite for those who want a more luxurious yet comfortable slip-on for travel. The shoes will come in black or grey suedes with matching soles and our favorites: Woodbury and Chestnut leather.

$198-$228, Cole Haan

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Clarks Originals x Herschel Supply Co


When Herschel Supply Co. calls up Clarks to release a special edition shoe, you know it just has to be a Desert Boot. The Clarks fixture gets a colorful update while respecting the aesthetics of both brands.

Hershel gave the upper an update with premium blue leather and a selvage denim heel and signature red and white stripe lining on top of that always-familiar crepe sole. The limited release looks like it will be exclusive to Europe and is available online and in-store through their select stockists which you can find at the link below.


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Epaulet Tennis Shoes


Epaulet offers its take on the minimalist, luxury sneaker with their new Tennis Shoe collection. The sneakers are their interpretation of the classic, 1960s tennis shoe updated with premium construction and materials.

Created at their factory in Portugal, the shoes use full-grain leather from Italy's Gruppo Mastrotto tannery and are matched with Italian Margom rubber soles. The linings feature kidskin glove leather and the soles are cemented internally with reinforced 360-degree stitching to the upper.

$225, Epaulet (via GP)

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Jack Purcell Cross Stitch Ox


Sometimes the smallest details are the strongest ones and that's the case with Converse's Jack Purcell Cross Stitch Ox. The shoes are a bit of a change from the preppier, white canvas styles, but we're liking what they've done here with the black leather styling.

Purcell purists might disagree with the non-traditional upper, but we like how the black leather dresses up the design a bit and the white contrast cross stitch detailing is a nice, subtle touch. It doesn't end there, the shoes switch it up with a tan colored "smile" on the toe cap and the insole is made from cork.

$95, Unionmade

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Nike Free Mercurial Superfly HTM Volt


One of the most significant (and unexpected) sneaker releases of the year from the elite trio of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker are releasing their second version of the football-inspired Free Mercurial Superfly HTM. For its second variant, the shoe is coming out in what has quickly become a new signature color for the Swoosh: Volt.

The brightly-hued colorway gives a whole new look to the sneaker and just like the stealthy black release before it, the shoe will feature a high-top, lightweight Flyknit upper, integrated ankle cuff, and the flexibility of a Free 5.0 sole. Look for the new HTM release at Nike Lab locations around the world on July 12th as well as


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Nettleton English Cavalry Collection


With over a century of experience in crafting dress shoes, Florida-based Nettleton should have no issues building a sophisticated line of footwear worthy of a royal mounted unit.

They've done exactly that by teaming up with British bespoke shoemaker Tony Slinger, who just so happens to be an authorized bootmaker for the Queen's Household Calvary (her official bodyguards). Aptly named the English Calvary Collection, the shoes are understated and elegant with hand-rubbed leather uppers, intricate perforations at the toes, and can be purchased off the shelf or completely customized with various leather choices or exotic materials.

From $999, (via Robb Report)

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J.Crew x Vans SK8-HI


After much success with their ongoing collaboration with Vans, the two brands are following up their Authentics collaboration with a take on another Vans classic, the SK8-Hi.

Available for pre-order today, the classic skate shoe follows a similar aesthetic as the previous release and gets tweaked with cotton uppers in a tonal "highrise grey" or "boardwalk blue" colorway and each pair is set up with a hiking-style laces that have become a signature of the collaboration.

$70, J.Crew

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Cole Haan Zerogrand


Cole Haan is expanding their incredibly popular Lunargrand collection with a perfect new style for the summer, the ZeroGrand. The ZeroGrand takes their hybrid brogue aesthetic and upgrades it with a high-tech upper and an ultra flexible sole.

At the heart of the new collection is their Grand.OS platform which they call an operating system for your feet that and is broken down into three main features: enhanced flexibility, reduced weight, and improved cushioning. The shoe will first launcb in two styles: the Oxford No Stitch that has an upper crafted with a lightweight ripstop nylon upper which is bonded together using high frequency welding. Next up is the Wing Oxford which uses suede sourced from the C.F. Stead Tannery in the UK and utilizes what they call "functional broguing" for venting, weight reduction, and flexibility. The shoes are currently available at and Cole Haan retail stores throughout the world.

$248-$298, Cole Haan

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Nike N98 Suit by Ozwald Boateng


Suitmaker Ozwalkd Boateng brings a bit of Saville Row to the N98 with his take on the N98 Track Jacket. Boateng has come up with a suit concept that mixes classic tailoring techniques with technical features normally found in a sport performance piece.

Designed for the Brazilian football team, Boateng and Nike chose a lightweight wool to keep players comfortable in the country's warmer climate and features tracksuit sleeves on the jacket and on the ankles of the pants. A tonal Brasil logo across the back evokes a sporty and refined aesthetic and technical details are strategically placed throughout with lasercut perforations and sonically-welded seam-sealed pockets. The suit will be exclusive to the Brazilian hosts for the time being and with how well executed it is, it would be a big mistake for Nike to pass up on a general release.


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