visvim (Japan) 2015 Summer LAMA SANDAL-FOLK

Designer Hiroki Nakamura brings his characteristically luxurious take on footwear to the humble flip-flop with visvim’s introduction of the LAMA SANDAL-FOLK for Summer 2015. Available in black and two different shades of brown, the sandals pair a Horween leather footbed with a rugged rubber outsole as German cow suede takes care of the straps.

Retailing for ¥46,000 JPY (approximately $376 USD), the LAMA SANDAL-FOLK is now available to visvim fans in Japan via the brand’s web store.

Birkenstock for BEAUTY & YOUTH (Japan) Arizona “Mirror” Sandals

Having been around for 230 years already, it’s safe to say Birkenstock has established itself as the premier sandal manufacturer for some time now. Despite the continuous releases of its traditional silhouettes, the German company has made an effort to venture into the fashion world through past collaborations with the likes of Concepts and UNDERCOVER.

Now, Birkenstock has tapped Japanese style purveyors BEAUTY & YOUTH for a joint effort which sees the Arizona sandal rendered in an eye-catching iridescent colorway. The unique two-strap is complemented by the standard cork sole and a white outsole.

Priced at ¥9,720 JPY (approximately $81 USD), the Arizona “Mirror” sandals are available at BEAUTY & YOUTH retailers in Japan, while the online store should see a restock in the near future.

Y-3 2015 Spring/Summer “Floral” Footwear Collection

Y-3 2015 Spring/Summer Footwear Collection

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Y-3 has unveiled the remaining silhouettes in its latest 2015 spring/summer footwear collection. Adopting a predominantly muted color palette of black and white, the lineup encompasses models such as the new Qasa Retro Boost, Laver slip-on, Held 2 high-top, Kaohe sandal and Kohna Futuristic as well as two of the original Qasa silhouettes. While the sneakers incorporate incognito colors, the materials utilized create an interesting effect like with the rest of the previous releases, where we find neoprenes, suedes and leather accents tastefully adorning different areas.

Take a look at the collection above and head over to Antonioli to pre-order, with arrival expected by March 31 next year.

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PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE x Native Shoes 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

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Issey Miyake‘s PLEATS PLEASE and Native Shoes build on this summer’s collaborative drop with yet another footwear collection, this time for Fall/Winter 2014.

Available in black, blue, and red, the new kicks don dashes of white and ditch this summer’s heavily perforated upper in favor of more seasonally apropos construction. Look for all three colorways now at select PLEATS PLEASE stockists.

TOMS Hong Kong flagship store opening

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Humanitarian-driven footwear brand TOMS reaffirms its ethical approach to fashion in Hong Kong with the opening of its first store in the metropolis, coinciding with the release of the brand’s fall collection.

To celebrate the opening of the store, a launch event will be held on October 29, beginning with a “Style your TOMS” session wherein customers who purchased TOMS shoes or eyewear from October 18 onwards will be able to customize their newly bought shoes or eyewear case under the mentorship of TOMS resident artist Tyler Ramsey and fashion blogger Geneva Vanderzeil. A cocktail party featuring a live in-store drip painting by Ramsey will cap the day off. Available at the new store will be updated prints and materials for the original Classics slip-on, alongside other silhouettes such as the Alpa Boot, Nepal Boot and the Tribal Boot. Also featured will be a selection of frames from its eyewear collection, which also runs under the “one for one” donation scheme.

For more on TOMS’ current offerings, head to its Facebook page.

 

TOMS Hong Kong
Shop 3092B, Podium Level 3
ifc mall, Central
Hong Kong

 

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EAST TOUCH (Hong Kong) x Birkenstock #1000th Issue Zurich Collaboration

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Hong Kong-based lifestyle magazine EAST TOUCH has produced another strong collaborative release, this time teaming up with footwear label Birkenstock. The #1000th Issue Zurich collaboration sees the classic Birkenstock silhouette feature a black suede wraparound with metal buckles and a brown leather and cork footbed. Rounding out the sandal is a pure white sole with an embossed, groove pattern.

Available in either black or olive, the EAST TOUCH x Birkenstock #1000th Issue Zurich Collaboration can now be purchased EAST TOUCH’s online