The Life.Limitless collection is composed of three shoe designs inspired by the silhouette and driving personalities of the Land Rover line: the CLR.51N offers the sleekest and most
<a href="https://design-milk.com/land-rover-x-clarks-fall-2018-shoes/landrover_clarks-01-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/LandRover_Clarks-01-4-810x581.jpg" alt="Clarks Shoes Inspired by Land Rover’s All-Terrain Capabilities" /></a> Even amongst the most passionate driving enthusiasts today, specialized driving shoes are a rarity, the niche segment of footwear designed for the ultimate in gas, brake, and manual transmission, fading faster than the memory of the clutch. More common these days are sneakers drawing inspiration by automotive detailing and silhouettes, primarily cars in the sports car segment. Which makes this <a href="https://www.clarks.co.uk/Clarks-Land-Rover/c/361" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">trio of new all-terrain shoes</a> – a collaboration between British brands <a href="https://www.landroverusa.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Land Rover</a> and <a href="https://www.clarks.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Clarks</a> – a rare example of footwear inspired by a more rugged segment of vehicles.
The collection is comprised of many unisex styles in neutral color ways of tan, black and white. For men, key styles include a hand-sewn open-back mule, a classic oxford in long-haired English suede, a rugged desert boot and a sleek court shoe. Women can choose from a mid-heel mule, a retro-inspired runner, a classic ballet flat and two sandal styles. To purchase your next spring/summer shoe, visit feitdirect.com.
<a href="https://design-milk.com/slipping-spring-summer-shoes-feits-latest-collection/feit_toogood_ss18_homepage_dt/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/FEIT_TOOGOOD_SS18_HOMEPAGE_DT-810x555.jpg" alt="Slipping into Spring and Summer Shoes with FEIT’s Latest Collection" /></a> Now that it’s spring, it’s time to stretch out our toes and switch out of those Wellington rain boots and Sorel snow shoes into something a little less heavy. <a href="https://www.feitdirect.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">FEIT’s</a> new Spring/Summer 2018 collection for both men and women feature handmade leather footwear in various styles that will make you comfortable during these upcoming warmer months.
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Tull Price of FEIT and Tyler Hays of BDDW teamed up to create a very limited run of 60 pairs of hiking boots, each handled with care in Price and Hay’s individual studios for separate steps of the design process. The leather uppers were dyed, painted or embossed by hand in BDDW’s Philadelphia studio and then sent to FEIT to be hand-lasted and hand-sewed. The hiking boots come in an array of solid colors, patterns and nature-inspired markings. Each pair is packaged in a custom wooden box that has been individually numbered and made by BDDW. Each pair also comes with a catalogue that documents the design process and a
<a href="https://design-milk.com/footwear-x-furniture-collaboration-two-expert-designers/feit-bddw-hiking-boots11/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/feit-bddw-hiking-boots11-810x559.jpg" alt="BDDW for FEIT: A Collaboration Between Two Expert Designers" /></a> How did a collaboration between a footwear designer and a furniture designer come to be? They both share and uphold the same values in producing high-quality, expertly crafted products that can stand up to the test of time and trends.
One look at David Olivares’ concept Y-A FUYU HIGH sneaker design and it’s impossible not to imagine the Hoth base cold assault stormtroopers in The Empire Strikes Back, giant mechanized robots from anime, the profile of the adidas Kobe Bryant shoes circa 2000, and hardware usually found securing skiers onto their skis. Whether any of these references played a part in shaping this multi-layered futuristic boot-sneaker is unknown, but we like the exploratory results.
Olivares conceived his weatherproof mechanized sneaker design as a knowing nod to the urban high fashion aesthetics of Yohji Yamamoto’s adidas Y-3 label and Germany’s techwear imprint, ACRONYM. The multi-layered sneaker is accessorized with functional straps, zippers, and locking closures, in sum creating a futuristic profile communicating fashion accompanied with technical functionality.
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<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/02/benjamin-john-hall-laboratory-12-spy-shoes-design-lcf-london-college-of-fashion-space-gallery/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/07/laboratory-12-benjamin-john-hall-shoes-fashion-design-lcf_dezeen_sq.jpg" /> </a> London designer <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/benjamin-john-hall/">Benjamin John Hall</a> has created a collection of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/footwear">shoes</a> that double as spy gadgets (+slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/02/benjamin-john-hall-laboratory-12-spy-shoes-design-lcf-london-college-of-fashion-space-gallery/" class="more-link">(more…)</a>
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<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/28/ipanema-philippe-starck-flip-flops-shoes-sandals-fashion-recyclable/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/06/ipanema-philippe-starck-footwear-shoe-collaboration-flip-flop-sandals-fashion-minimal-modern_dezeen_sqa.jpg" /> </a> French designer <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/philippe-starck">Philippe Starck</a> has created a minimal and recyclable summer sandal collection for Brazilian brand Ipanema. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/28/ipanema-philippe-starck-flip-flops-shoes-sandals-fashion-recyclable/" class="more-link">(more…)</a>