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The Collabs: Clarks Originals Releases One School Student Design Challenge Wallabee Style + More

Quavo x Adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC headphones has launched the winning style of its student design challenge with One School, the free portfolio school for Black creatives developed by The One Club for Creativity. The design challenge asked students to share their perspective on the shoe brand’s most iconic style, the Wallabee, and create a visual celebration of New York City in honor of the city’s role in solidifying its global identity. After receiving design submissions from a group of 60 graduates from One School cohorts in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta, the program awarded the top prize to Tola Oseni for her creative concept for the brand’s signature Wallabee shoe. Oseni’s design will be produced and sold worldwide with a contribution from the proceeds going to further her education and career. The style, which retails for $170, is now available on Clarksusa.com and at select wholesale and retail locations.

Clarks Originals One School Design Challenge
CREDIT: Courtesy of Clarks Originals

CREDIT: Courtesy of Kane Footwear May 19, 2022: Adidas Barriers Worldwide next month. Founded in 2015 by Steven Barter, Barriers uses fashion to inspire consumers to understand Black history and the figures from key moments. According to the company, the debut collection details a historical journey which guides the audience via messages and symbols that give voice to those that don’t have one. In the new collection with Converse, the NYC-based brand draws inspiration from The North Star, a 19th-century anti-slavery newspaper. Utilizing a star motif as a cohesive link between the story and the two brands, the new collab reworks the Chuck 70 and Pro Leather footwear styles. The collection also features a range of court ready apparel, including the Converse Court Ready PO hoodie, crossover tee and cutter shorts. The full collection, which retails between $55 and $120, will be available beginning July 21 online at Barriers Worldwide and Converse.com as well as select global retailers.

Converse x Barriers Worldwide
CREDIT: Courtesy of Barriers Worldwide

June 28, 2022: Coach has introduced a new collaboration with American pop artist Tom Wesselmann. The collection features the artist’s colorful graphic motifs—including lips, flowers and still lifes with oversized objects—embellished onto Coach’s signature leather. The collaboration includes bags, footwear, small leather goods and ready-to-wear styles. To mark the launch, Coach has debuted a new global campaign starring Hari Nef, Kai-Isaiah Jamal and Manami Kinoshita, photographed by Juergen Teller. The campaign film introduces an original poem, written and read by Jamal, inspired by Wesselmann’s work. The campaign is also brought to life with a digital experience where users can explore and learn about the collection, social filters where they can play with Wesselmann’s motifs, and a series of “EduToks” on TikTok discussing Wesselmann’s life and work. The Coach x Tom Wesselmann collection will be available to shop at pop-ups and store takeovers globally.

Coach x Tom Wesselmann collection
CREDIT: Juergen Teller

June 24, 2022: Fila and rap star Lil Jon have delivered a limited-edition collection that includes both apparel and footwear. The range is available now via Fila.com. It features a classic T-shirt in both black and white with a colorful graphic print (created by Atlanta-based illustrator Freako Rico), as well as a new-look Renno sneaker executed in pink, red and white with metallic silver hits. The T-shirts retail for $35 and the sneakers come with a $118 price tag.

Lil Jon Fila Renno
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Fila

June 24, 2022: Social Status, one of the banners owned by retail mogul James Whitner, has teamed up with Champion for a collection that is available now online via Socialstatuspgh.com and in-store. The 20-piece range, according to Social Status, “represents a deep burning passion to become a better you” and represents “being active through fitness, molding and creating the best you possible, through hard work and dedication.” Prices range from $35 for T-shirts to $95 for multiple collaborative Reverse Weave Pullover Hoodies.

Social Status Champion
March 28, 2022.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Social Status

CREDIT: Courtesy of Koio: Hugo Boss’ Hugo label has teamed up with Mr. Bathing Ape on a new capsule collection. As the British tailoring inspired, formalwear arm of A Bathing Ape, Mr. Bathing Ape infused its signature camo pattern with Hugo’s red twist into a collection of made for the street. Streetwear enthusiasts can delight in this wide-ranging capsule comprised of classic styles such as hoodies, sweatpants, jackets, shorts, and logo T-shirts. Original accessories including a skateboard, caps, socks and bodywear basics are also available, all stamped with signature branding. A collaborative sneaker based on A Bathing Ape’s Sta model is also included. Not only is this collaboration a first for Hugo, but it was also first unveiled at metaverse event, ComplexLand in May. The official limited-edition collection is now available at select Boss and CREDIT: Courtesy of Wolverine stores as the exclusive retail partner for the collaboration.

Hugo x Mr. Bathing Ape
CREDIT: Hugo Boss

June 14, 2022: A-Cold-Wall has teamed up with Converse for a limited-edition take on a new silhouette for the brand, the Sponge Crater, a mule made of a few components. The look is the brand’s first full-body structure made using comfort-focused Crater foam, as well as flat-knit uppers for breathability. Also, it features spandex collars, pull tabs and exaggerated heel kicks for ease of entry. For added comfort and traction, Converse added CX foam underfoot with an egg-crate style traction pod outsole. For this particular look, Samuel Ross of A-Cold-Wall applied his atypical contemporary aesthetic. The Converse x A-Cold-Wall* Sponge Crater arrives via Converse.com, A-Cold-Wall.com and select retailers on June 23. 

Converse x A-Cold-Wall* Sponge Crater
Converse x A-Cold-Wall* Sponge Crater.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Converse

June 14, 2022: Reebok and the all-female creative collective Madwomen have teamed up for their second collaboration, this time giving the Classic Leather a new look. The collaborative Classic Leather, which will retail for $100, arrives June 24 via Reebok.com/madwomen. It will come in two colorways, “Thirsty Blue” and “Purple Oasis,” and feature ombre prints and reflective logos.

Reebok Madwomen Classic Leather
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CREDIT: Courtesy of Reebok

June 13, 2022: Steve Madden Charles de Vilmorin Slutty Vegan have teamed up to forge a relationship between veganism and footwear. Marking the first time a fashion shoe brand and a vegan restaurant have collaborated, the Steve Madden x Slutty Vegan products will apply PETA-approved vegan materials to two of Madden’s hottest styles. The collab includes the Posession sneakers (priced at $99.99) which feature the restaurant’s classic slogan print, alongside foxing colors that reference the boldness of the Madden brand; plus a cross-body bag (retailing for $89) that boasts the Slutty Vegan food truck emblem and separate cases for a phone, sanitizer and lipstick. The shoes and bag have sold out at Stevemadden.com, but are still available at Sluttyvegan.shop.

Steve Madden x Slutty Vegan collab
Steve Madden x Slutty Vegan shoe
CREDIT: Courtesy of Steve Madden

June 13, 2022: Reebok and Kanghyuk CREDIT: Courtesy of Melissa Premier Road Modern Mid, a mid-cut version of the shoe Premier Road Modern silhouette that debuted in 2020. The look will debut in tonal color schemes with uppers featuring split layers and different textures that offer an abstract take on Reebok’s Vector logo. Also, the sneaker features the Kanghyuk logo stamped on the heel, a rubberized bumper and soft EVA foam midsoles for comfort. The Reebok x Kanghyuk Premier Road Modern Mid will drop in two colorways, all-black and all-blue, with a $240 price tag. The black shoe will be available exclusively via Dover Street Market on June 23 before a broader launch on Reebok.com and Kanghyuk.shop on June 25. The blue shoe arrives July 1 via Reebok.com, Kanghyuk.shop and at select retailers.

Reebok x Kanghyuk Premier Road Modern Mid
Reebok x Kanghyuk Premier Road Modern Mid in blue.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Reebok

Reebok x Kanghyuk Premier Road Modern Mid
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June 3, 2022: Birkenstock has teamed up with the Los Angeles-based brand Staud on a high-summer range of sandals and special-made ready-to-wear apparel and handbags. For the footwear, the nearly 250-year-old German heritage brand has applied Staud’s signature ivory topstitch and Italian croc-embossed leather on two iconic silhouettes, the Arizona and Gizeh Big Buckle sandals. Polished gold and silver metallic buckle hardware adorns each style and is paired with tonal premium leather-footbed liners and EVA outsoles. All elements are combined with the classic Birkenstock contoured cork footbed for a chic style statement. Staud has designed two handbags and twelve ready-to-wear pieces for the limited-edition capsule. Birkenstock and Staud partnered with Nordstrom as the exclusive retail partner. Immersive displays of the limited-edition capsule collection will be presented in Nordstrom at The Grove and their NYC flagship. Shop the complete Birkenstock and Staud limited-edition capsule, which retails between $165 and $495, at Nordstrom, Staud.clothing and Birkenstock.com.

Birkenstock x Staud limited-edition capsule
CREDIT: Birkenstock

June 2, 2022: Christian Louboutin and Mytheresa are turning up the heat with an exclusive summer capsule launching June 8 on Mytheresa. The two collaborated on a 24-piece collection that reinterprets some of the designer’s most popular looks in vivid pop colors. “Fruity, sunny and green, the High Summer capsule celebrates summer and the arrival of the beautiful days,” Louboutin said in a statement. Footwear styles in the collection include strappy sandals, espadrille wedges, pumps and mules adorned with spikes. Rounding out the capsule are embellished clutches, handbags and bracelets. The launch is accompanied by an editorial story directed by Mytheresa chief creative officer Julian Paul and photographed by Fredrik Altinell.

Christian Louboutin Mytheresa Summer 2022 Heels
Christian Louboutin x Mytheresa Summer capsule.
April 14, 2022: A-Cold-Wall

May 31, 2022: Sperry and Herschel Supply Co. teamed up to create a limited edition collection. This capsule collection includes two footwear styles: the Boat Shoe and the Chukka Boot. The shoes, which come in brown and navy blue colorways, are constructed with premium full grain leather and feature handsewn moccasin construction. You can find Herschel’s signature red and white striped liner, rust-proof eyelets and heel pulls molded after the straps found on the brand’s backpacks on both styles. They are available in unisex sizing now on Herschel’s website as well as Sperry’s, and the boots retail for $225 while the boat shoes retail for $155.

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Footwear from the Sperry for Herschel Supply limited edition collaboration.
CREDIT: Cole Haan.

May 25, 2022: Boss has teamed up with Phipps to launch a new genderless collection. The collaboration features pieces that fans of Phipps will recognize like oversized T-shirts and sweaters, including trippy tie-dye effects and purposely provocative slogans (“Don’t Cross the Boss”), and technical wear crafted from mixed fabrics. In terms of color, the garments take their cues from nature – combining earthy tones like moss green and stone with pops of lilac and aqua blue. In addition, some styles display a custom logo that features both brands’ names and an eagle motif – giving the collection a distinct sense of vintage Americana. “This is the first time we’ve ever worked with another fashion designer,” Marco Falcioni, SVP of creative direction for Hugo Boss said in a statement. “I love what we’ve managed to create. Our clashing aesthetics create a beautiful contradiction– one that has environmental responsibility at its heart.” Boss x Phipps will be available in Boss stores globally and online at Hugoboss.com.

BOSS x PHIPPS
CREDIT: BOSS

May 24, 2022: Kappa is partnering with automotive lifestyle brand and entertainment group Gumball 3000 in honor of the 22nd annual Gumball 3000 rally, which will span from Toronto to Miami from May 27-June 3. The two brands have come together to create a unique campaign featuring influencer @bloodydior, including the release of a special-edition apparel collection, digital content collaboration, and a Kappa branded supercar. The Kappa x Gumball 3000 collection includes tops, pants, tees, footwear, and accessories available in a vibrant color palette against black fabric. The collaborative capsule also includes two special edition Carrera eyewear silhouettes. The Kappa x Gumball 3000 collection, which retails between $12 and $150, is now available at Kappa.com.

Kappa, Gumball 3000
CREDIT: Kappa

May 20, 2022: K-Swiss and Bricks & Wood have teamed up on a collaborative collection launching May 24, and are leading the effort with a campaign that aims to answer the question: “Where are the Black Designers?” What’s more, the companies explained that the intent of the collaboration is to amplify the voices of Black designers who have contributed the fashion and design industries. Whit this in mind, the two used this range to pay homage to Dazo Anderson, the uncle of Bricks & Wood CEO and founder Kacey Lynch, who was the first Black shoe designer at K-Swiss. The collection, which includes a new-look Classic LV sneaker, also has T-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants and socks. The K-Swiss x Bricks & Wood collection drops online May 24 via Bricksandwood.us and Kswiss.com.

Bricks & Wood K-Swiss Classic LV
Jan. 11, 2022.
CREDIT: Courtesy of K-Swiss

Mr. Bathing Ape has reunited with Sperry for their sixth collaboration together, this time with a sustainable focus. Jack Carlson’s streetwear brand put an eco-friendly spin on Sperry’s iconic Authentic Original boat shoe by giving it an upper made from 100% certified rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate — the plastic used in soda bottles and single-use containers). Other fresh features of the Rowing Blazers boat shoe include a Vibram lug sole, two-toned Tasman hiker laces, shock-absorbing EVA heel cups, and a pull featuring the brand’s signature zig-zag motif. The limited-edition unisex shoe comes in three different colorways (red, yellow and blue), and is available for $160 at Sperry.com and Rowingblazers.com.

Sperry Rowing Blazers boat shoes
Sperry x Rowing Blazers Authentic Original boat shoes come in yellow, blue and red.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Sperry

May 19, 2022: Adidas and rap superstar Quavo have teamed up to release limited-edition Z.N.E. 01 ANC headphones. The headphones — which are limited to 150 units — come in a headphone case with handwritten lyrics in silver from Quavo’s unreleased album “Cheat Code,” and the earbuds themselves feature “Quavo Huncho” and “Cheat Code” also in silver. Features of the headphones include ANC (active noise canceling), interchangeable ear tips and wings for a personalized fit and the ability for 20 hours of playtime. The headphones, which all feature their own number unique to the wearer, are available now via Adidasheadphones.com for $200.

Adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC Quavo Ltd
Quavo x Adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC headphones.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Mytheresa

May 18, 2022: Bait will soon deliver an Astro Boy-themed collaboration using a pair of classic Reebok sneakers: the Instapump Fury and the Club C. Both sneakers feature glow in the dark detailing, and retail for $160 and $200, respectively. Raffles in order to purchase a pair are up now via Baitme.com, and the sneakers can also be purchased in Bait stores on a first come, first served basis on May 21. Additionally, Bait is releasing a limited three-deck skateboard set in silver, a Kokies x Astro Boy figure in silver and two T-shirts, all releasing on May 21. Bait is also releasing a Funko Pop collaboration featuring a dissected Astro Boy, which will be available online at Baitme.com and at all Bait stores. Bait confirmed the shoes will be available at its Japan and Taiwan doors at a later date.

Bait Astro Boy Reebok Instapump Fury
For its latest collaboration.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Bait

May 16, 2022: Toms has teamed up for the second time with gender-neutral brand WildFang on a new collection. The trend-forward collaboration features a double-breasted blazer, cropped pants and two new Toms footwear silhouettes – the Alp and Mallow Crossover. Retailing between $54.95 and $168, the collab benefits organizations like GirlForward, a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who identify as refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers. GirlForward supports girls displaced by conflict with mentor and education programs while encouraging them to explore their identities in a safe space. This collaboration is currently available to shop on both Toms.com and Wildfang.com.

Toms x Wildfang
CREDIT: Toms

May 13, 2022: Cole Haan has teamed up with streetwear and sneaker retailer Atmos to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the footwear brand’s ØriginalGrand shoe. For the capsule, Atmos delivers two colorways of the style in “Instinct” multi-animal print and “Logic,” which is reminiscent of the original colorway. “While the ‘Logic’ colorway is almost a one-to-one replica of the original design with a very subtle Atmos DNA, the ‘Instinct’ colorway is much more of an expression of Atmos Japan’s heritage, which is something that I’ve obviously been familiar with for the last 15+ years but have only recently been able to design against and use as part of my palette. We wanted to pay respect to both brands as part of the design process.” shared Kelton Bumgarner, the creative director of Atmos USA. The Atmos x Cole Haan ØriginalGrand “Instinct” will retail for $200, while “Logic” will both retail for $180. Both styles will be available for purchase exclusively at all three Atmos USA retail stores (located in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington DC) and online at Atmosusa.com on May 21 at 11:00 am EST.

Atmos x Cole Haan ØriginalGrand
CREDIT: Cole Haan

May 11, 2022: To launch alongside Dr. Barbara Sturm‘s new foot spray, the renowned German aesthetics doctor and Aquazzura teamed up to create an exclusive capsule collection. Aquazzura founder Edgardo Osorio and Dr. Sturm collaborated on a mule and footbed slide, seen in a sorbet-colored palette, for spring.  The made-in-Italy shoes are designed with Nappa leather and crossed and knotted straps, as well as double padded insoles with memory foam to provide extra comfort. “I’ve always been a fan of Dr. Barbara Sturm and a long-time devotee of the brand,” said Osorio. “When we first met there was an immediate connection and the decision to collaborate together came quite naturally.” The collection will be available online at Aquazzura.com, DrSturm.com, in all Aquazzura Boutiques and exclusively at Browns. In addition, Dr. Sturm’s foot spray is available and was made to refresh and revitalize tired, stressed feet and legs using a combination of witch hazel, plankton extract, hyaluronic acid, and Noni, a plant-based biological deodorizing ingredient, and a special Tetrapeptide, which helps to soothe irritated skin and reduces the appearance of redness.

Dr. Barbara Sturm x Aquazzura, slide
The Dr. Barbara Sturm x Aquazzura mule in yellow.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Aquazzura

May 11, 2022: Vans and Mollusk have joined forces on a footwear and apparel collection. The capsule features updated takes on Vans’ Authentic SF, Slip-On SF, and the Chukka DX SF, plus three t-shirts and two hats. Mollusk worked with long-time collaborator Nathaniel Russell to deliver the range. Russell cooked up a hot scene with all his friends: Big Time Dolphin, Byrd the Hair Farmer, and Mystic Mushroom. Then, photographer Aubrey Trinnaman helped bring this collection to life with snapshots of warm memories of a day with your friends. The Vans x Mollusk collection will be available at Mollusksurfshop.com on May 16, and at select surf retailers and Vans.com. Additionally, a release party will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Mollusk Surf Shop, Santa Barbara. Join Mollusk for an afternoon of good hangs, drinks, and music by Mapache (plus a special surprise gift).

Vans x Mollusk
Vans x Mollusk
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May 6, 2022: Heron Preston has teamed up with Bape on a limited capsule collaboration. Digging deep into the Bape archives, Preston reimagines the cult classics that inspired a generation when the brand first emerged in the zeitgeist – Shark Hoodies, Bape camo, Ape Head, and the Bape Sta. The collection includes t-shirts, a workwear jacket, utility pants, full-zip hoodie, and sweatpants. What’s more, the capsule also includes the Japanese streetwear brand’s Bape Sta sneakers, which are reworked in Preston’s signature orange. The sneaker is crafted out of premium leather with a canvas accent printed using a tonal Bape camo. Each sneaker, which retails for $365, is branded with mismatched Bape and Heron Preston labels. The collection is now available at Heronpreston.com, Bape.com, Farfetch.com and in select Bape stores worldwide.

Heron Preston, Bape sneakers
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May 5, 2022: Sperry has teamed up with cult-skate brand Palace on the footwear brand’s classic Authentic Original Boat Shoe. The collab features two colorways, indigo and white, made in denim jacquard with an all-over gothic font Palace logo. Leather laces, thin, flat soles, and contrasting insoles round out the styling of the shoe. The Palace x Sperry collaborative shoe retails for $95 and is now available at Palace stores and online at Palaceskateboards.com.

Palace, Sperry
CREDIT: Courtesy of Sperry

May 5, 2022: Wolford has found its latest collaborator in Italian fashion brand GCDS. Cementing designer Giuliano Calza’s penchant for logos and sleek silhouettes, the collection features a range of shapewear and athleisure in a palette of pale pink, silver, gold and black — with pops of sparkle and lime green for an added statement. Bodysuits, shorts, tops, leggings and socks — for both men and women — are available with GCDS’ titular logo in a range of fonts and styles, ranging from $60-$435. The collection is now available on WolfordShop.com.

May 4, 2022: Danish fashion brand Ganni has teamed up with Dr. Scholl’s Shoes with a new take on the heritage footwear brand’s original wood sandal. The collection includes one style in five different Ganni prints. Each pair retails for $215. “Dr. Scholl’s wooden sandal has been a global shoe icon since the ‘60s, so getting the opportunity to do a Ganni take on a cult fashion item like this is a dream come true,” said Ditte Reffstrup, creative director of Ganni. The collection is now available on Ganni.com, in select Ganni stores worldwide, and on Drschollsshoes.com.

Ganni, After announcing its partnership with top-ranked skater
CREDIT: Courtesy of Ganni

May 2, 2022: For its latest collaboration, Converse has tapped pgLang — the company founded by Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free — to deliver a minimalist reimagining of the iconic Chuck 70 and the Pro Leather silhouettes. For the Converse Chuck 70, pgLang equipped the look with hiking-style eyelets, asymmetrical rubber varnish and text graphics on the insole and outsole, and the words “For pgLang” embossed above the Converse logo on the upper. As for the Pro Leather, the shoe features suede uppers, the same hiking-style eyelets and “pgLang” embossed alongside the heritage athletic brand’s Star Chevron logo. The collab is available now via Converse.com and pg-lang.com.

pgLang Converse Pro Leather
pgLang x Converse Pro Leather.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Converse

April 29, 2022: Reebok and contemporary artist Tyrrell Winston are set to release a collaborative Club C and Question Mid, arriving May 6 via Tyrrellwinstonproduct.com and Reebok.com on May 13. Through this collaboration, Reebok said Winston expressed his love for heritage and basketball on both models, and included pony hair elements, the artist’s autograph on the outsole and subtle nods to New York doodles (dubbed “Noodles”). Both the Tyrrell Winston x Reebok Club C and the Question Mid will retail for $120.

Tyrrell Winston Reebok Question Mid
CREDIT: Courtesy of Del Toro.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Reebok

April 26, 2022: Del Toro has teamed up with finance meme account Litquidity on a new Wall Street-inspired take on its signature Milano loafer. The style, which was co-designed by Litquidity’s head of growth and operations, Mark Moran, who also happened to make an appearance on HBO’s “FBoy Island.” The shoe takes inspiration from the color palette of the USD $100 bill, with tones of green and gray. The result, according to the brand, is a shoe that “feels as if you’re walking on cash” and features a twist on Del Toro’s signature details. And, notably, a portion of proceeds from the Litquidity x Del Toro Milano Loafer will benefit Razom and its emergency response to provide urgent help and support to the crisis in Ukraine. The new “Fed” men’s Litquidity suede loafer is now available for preorder at Deltoroshoes.com for $475.

Litquidity x Del Toro Milano Loafer
CREDIT: Courtesy of Del Toro

April 26, 2022: John Geiger has teamed up with Patrón Tequila for a limited-edition sneaker in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The new Patrón x John Geiger GF-01 sneakers featuring a colorway and rare materials inspired by the tequila brand’s agave fields in Jalisco, Mexico. The co-branded kicks also feature Geiger’s signature “G” and Patrón’s bee logos. The limited-edition Patrón x John Geiger GF-01 sneakers, which retail for $250, are dropping on May 5 at 5:00 pm EST on Johngeigerco.com.

Patrón x John Geiger GF-01 sneakers
The Patrón x John Geiger GF-01 sneakers.
CREDIT: PATRÓN Tequila

April 26, 2022: Timberland Pro has teamed up with fellow New England brand Samuel Adams to create limited-edition, co-branded, beer drinking gear made with beer-lovers in mind. The Timberland Pro x Samuel Adams collection features a limited-edition work boot – complete with beer-proof technology, and a bottle opener – as well as a hoodie and T-shirt. The Timberland Pro x Samuel Adams collection, which retails between $30 and $180, is now available at Timberland.com.

Timberland Pro x Samuel Adams collection
CREDIT: Courtesy of Timberland

April 25, 2022: Dr. Martens will release its latest collaboration with Los Angeles-based brand Pleasures this weekend. For this drop, Pleasure’s co-founder Alex James draws upon the do-it-yourself attitude of the ‘90s zine culture and channeled it into one of the footwear brand’s sandal styles. The new Pleasures Jorge imagines the classic mule resulting from a cut-up shoe. As James put it, “Just chop the back off.” An ode to extreme comfort in soft black Nappa leather and chilled out Vibe sole, the shoe is completed with embroidered Pleasures script as if signed by James himself. The Dr. Martens x Pleasures Jorge Mule, which will retail for $150, is set to launch on Saturday, April 30 at Drmartens.com and select partners.

Dr. Martens x Pleasures Jorge Mule
The Dr. Martens x Pleasures Jorge Mule.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Dr. Martens

April 22, 2022: Puma Golf has teamed up with Duvin Design Co. has joined forces with Harlem-born artist Rickie Fowler. The line, called “Puma Goes on Vacation,” is a unisex capsule consisting of a polo, shorts, bucket hat, and socks, rendered in a four-way stretch, super lightweight woven fabric. Each piece in the capsule incorporates bold colors and motifs inspired by Florida, like pink florals with purple and light blue palms, which appear atop a natural white background on the garments. “We’re really excited that Rickie helped bring these two coastal brands together,” said Chris MacNeill, team head for apparel and accessories at Puma Golf. “Duvin is known for their bold, retro print style, and Puma Golf has a long history of our own boldness and taking fashion risks in the golf space. It was a fun project to design, combining our authenticity in golf with their flair and the Florida beach lifestyle.” The Puma Golf x Duvin collection, which retails between $15 and $80, is now available starting exclusively on both Pumagolf.com and Duvindesign.com.

Puma Golf, Duvin Design, Rickie Fowler
CREDIT: Courtesy of Duvin Design Co.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Wolverine has joined forces with Brazilian footwear brand Melissa on a whimsical new collection. The duo’s line features two styles: the slingback pointed-toe Cinderella pumps — with both sparkly and clear Melflex uppers — and Cali slides with rounded crossed Melflex straps. With a bold palette of green, blue, orange, purple, red and black, the collaboration is undeniably summer-ready. The shoes are also crafted from recyclable plastics, making them both sustainable and sleek as well. “It has been a dream come true to work with Melissa and see the designs turn into collectable pieces,” said designer Marina Larroudé in a statement. “We couldn’t be happier on how it all turned out.” The collection, which retails from $115-$175, is now available on both Larroude.com and ShopMelissa.com.

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Melissa x Larroude’s Cinderella pumps.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Melissa

April 19, 2022: Cuyana has teamed up with Amanu on a limited-edition sandal collection. Their latest sandal collaboration consists of 3 limited-edition colorways for Amanu’s best-selling styles. Each sandal is made sustainably, to order, in small batch quantities and only available for a limited time. Every order will include a custom fit card, where, if the fit is not already perfect, you can take a few measurements and send back your sandals to be adjusted by hand by Amanu. The collection, which retails between $275 and $285, is now available on Cuyana.com.

Cuyana x Amanu sandal collection
CREDIT: Courtesy of Cuyana

April 19, 2022: In celebration of the first year of partnership, Simone Biles and Athleta are launching the Olympian’s first signature collection of activewear for Athleta Girl. According to the brand, this limited-edition line is designed to help girls ages 6-12 feel inspired and confident whenever they wear it. Biles spent the past year partnering with Athleta’s design team to create this collection. Each style incorporates inspiring affirmations she tells herself every day. With a mix of matte and shine fabrics, chalk patterns inspired by the gym, and optimistic colors, the collection aims to evoke Biles’ grace, resilience, and strength, according to the brand. Biles’ first co-created product, a limited-edition “In Your Element Hoodie,” debuted last fall. The new collection is available in stores and online now at Athleta.com.

Athleta, Simone Biles
CREDIT: Courtesy of Athleta

April 19, 2022: Native Shoes and Disney are back with another colorful collection for the whole family. The two brands, who began partnering in 2021, today launched a capsule of five summer-ready shoes decorated with nine prints featuring iconic Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. The collection includes three adult silhouettes (the Miles, Jericho and signature Jefferson style) and two looks for kids (a mini version of the Jefferson and the Charley sandal). As with all Native Shoes styles, the Disney collection is fully recyclable through the brand’s Remix Project, which grinds up the rubber to make things like playground flooring. The line is available exclusively on the Native Shoes website and at Zappos.com. Retail prices range from $38 to $60.

Native Shoes x Disney kids Charley sandal
Native Shoes x Disney kids’ Charley sandal with Minnie Mouse print.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Native Shoes

April 18, 2022: As the 2022 wedding season approaches, Tie Bar has teamed up with Miller High Life on a limited-edition collaboration of accessories. This collection includes silk beer neckties, cufflinks shaped like beer caps, two pairs of socks, and a one-of-a-kind garment bag that also doubles as your beer cooler. The complete collection is available for purchase starting today at Thetiebar.com and in the Tie Bar Chicago flagship store while supplies last.

Tie Bar, Miller High Life
CREDIT: Courtesy of Tie Bar

April 15, 2022: Scarosso has released a new capsule collection designed by Paula Cademartori, a long time ‘friend’ of the Italian shoe brand. The collection plays with color contrasts and different daywear styles – ballerinas, sandals, and loafers. The collection, which retails between $245 and $395, is now available online on Scarosso.com.

Scarosso x Paula Cademartori
CREDIT: Courtesy of Scarosso

The 20 Most Comfortable Shoes for Men Youll Want to Live in has teamed up with Copenhagen-based design house Norm Architects to create a limited-edition sneaker and solid oak bench. The Koio x Norm Architects sneaker, which retails for $298, is a hybrid Oxford sneaker and comes in two colorways, “Black Timber” (leather) and “Cliff” (suede). The collapsible heel on the sneaker allows the style to be worn upright or folded down. The complimentary Koio x Norm Architects bench in “Oak,” which retails for $6,000 and is made-to-order, is handcrafted in Japan by the master craftsmen at Karimoku Case Study. The bench features a solid oak base and luxuriously smooth beige suede seat cushion. At each corner are slim strips of black leather—a detail that nods to the stitching along the sides of the Koio x Norm Architects sneakers. Photographed by Norm Architects co-founder, Jonas Bjerre-Poulson, the capsule’s campaign features the firm’s newest house in Barcelona as the backdrop, bringing the collection to life. The Koio x Norm Architects capsule is now available at Koio.co.

Koio x Norm Architects
CREDIT: Courtesy of Koio

April 14, 2022: H&M‘s has teamed up with Iris Apfel on a new collaborative collection that serves as a celebration of the style icon’s 100th birthday. Key garments include a jacquard suit with peapod embroidery and pearl peas, a voluminous frilled tulle jacket and a flouncy tiered skirt and blouse set in a stunning iris flower print. A rainbow of fabulous, vivid colors including canary yellow, emerald green, radiant violet, vivid turquoise, and sunset orange. A line of jewelry, footwear, and accessories is also available to complement the wardrobe. Taking inspiration from Iris Apfel’s love of layering and fondness for chunky statement pieces, the accessories pull from many themes, including plants, animals, and treasures from another world. “I think H&M is fabulous and is an absolute pioneer in its field – which I love,” said Apfel in a statement. “I love doing high style at affordable prices, which H&M has mastered!” The Iris Apfel x H&M collection will launch on hm.com and in select stores in the U.S. and Canada on April 14.

Iris Apfel x H&M collection
CREDIT: Courtesy of H&M

April 14, 2022: A-Cold-Wall has teamed up with ROA on a new collaboration. The British streetwear brand has updated the footwear brand’s signature Andreas and Minaar styles with reflective parts and geometric detail design mixed with youthful color detailing on the shoes. The orange, green and yellow visual cues add a playful touch to utilitarian aesthetics. The A-Cold-Wall x ROA collab is now available to purchase exclusively at A-cold-wall.com and on Roa-hiking.com from April 15 in four colorways.

A Cold Wall x ROA shoes
CREDIT: Courtesy of A-Cold-Wall*

April 13, 2022: Sorel has teamed up with LA coffee brand Alfred on a caffeine-fueled collaboration. Inspired by Alfred’s popular matcha and vanilla iced lattes, the pair’s new collection is composed of two new takes on Sorel’s Kinetic Breakthru Tech Lace sneakers. The chunky styles feature swirling tan and green colorways, each finished with molded rubber soles with 1-inch platforms. For added comfort, the new pairs include lightweight EVA footbeds and foam midsoles crafted with algae-based material Bloom. Completing each are miniature graphics with Alfred’s brand motto: “But First, Coffee.” Both $130 styles are now available to shop on Sorel.com.

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Sorel x Alfred’s Kinetic Breakthru Tech Lace sneakers.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Sorel

Miller High Life: FootJoy has joined forces with Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO) on a series of sunglasses and footwear. The capsule features the Premiere Series golf shoes for men and women with custom tortoise accents. Three limited edition styles are available including two styles in men’s, Premiere Series Tarlow and Packard, and a cap toe option for women. Paired with the shoes is a sunglass offering from GLCO’s spring/summer 2022 collection, Elkgrove Sun. “As a huge fan of the sport and FootJoy’s cutting-edge craftsmanship, this partnership was a no-brainer,” said Garrett Leight. “I’m looking forward to blending the golf world with our laid-back and classic Southern California lifestyle. Our two brands share a commitment for comfort, style, and undisputed quality.” The complete collection is now available on Footjoy.com, Garrettleight.com, GLCO retail stores, and other select retailers.

FootJoy, Garrett Leight California Optical
CREDIT: Courtesy of FootJoy

Miller High Life: This spring Parisian menswear brand Ron Dorff has teamed up with Rivieras on an exclusive capsule collection. Billed as a tribute to the casual chic beachwear worn on the French Riviera in the 1960s and the ‘70s, the capsule collection includes a range of knits, tennis shorts, swim shorts, and footwear. The footwear features two fabrications of Rivieras’ signature espadrilles – a knitted cotton version in dark navy and a suede version in khaki. The Ron Dorff x Rivieras collection will be available on Rondorff.com, all Ron Dorff stores, as well as on Rivieras.com and all the Rivieras stores starting on April 13.

Ron Dorff, Rivieras
CREDIT: Courtesy of Ron Dorff

has joined forces with Harlem-born artist has teamed up with Sunspel on a collaborative boat shoe. The hand-made in Maine style features leathers and suedes from Charles F. Stead & Co. in Leeds, UK; a soft lambskin footbed; leather welting; perforated lining; beefroll stitching; Vibram outsoles and an embossed Sperry x Sunspel logo. The collaboration is now available for $375 in limited quantities in navy, tan, and chocolate brown at Sperry.com, Sperrytopsider.co.uk, and Sunspel.com.

Sunspel, Sperry
CREDIT: Courtesy of Sunspel

April 6, 2022: Bombas and New York-based artist Jade Purple Brown have come together for limited-edition collection of socks and underwear featuring Brown’s signature use of vibrant colors, strong figures and messages of optimism. The message with the line and symbols used is “to Choose Joy.” For every item purchased from this collection, a clothing item is donated to someone in need through one of Bombas’ Giving Partners, including organizations that support mental health of youth through art programming. The collection is available now on bombas.com. Items retail from $16 to $94.

Jade Purple Brown, Bombas
Jade Purple Brown x Bombas
CREDIT: Courtesy of Bombas

April 6, 2022: Superga has teamed up with Emily Ratajkowski, the brand’s newest ambassador, on its latest capsule collection and campaign. According to the brand, Ratajkowski has had a long affinity for the brand, wearing Superga styles to castings and photoshoots and traveling across the world. For her capsule collection with the brand, Ratajkowski customized a pair of the Superga 2750s, a style that was conceived as the first Italian tennis shoe over 100 years ago by the owner of the brand, and the Alpina style. She tweaked the styles to have the bindings in an off-white color and rounded the laces. “I love Superga and their timeless approach to sneakers,” said Ratajkowski in a statement. “I’ve been wearing the brand for years, so this collaboration felt completely natural to me.” The capsule’s campaign was shot by photographer Zoey Grossman at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. The Superga x Emily Ratajkowski collection is now available at superga-usa.com.

Emily Ratajkowski, Superga
CREDIT: Courtesy of FootJoy

April 6, 2022: Mr Porter has launched an exclusive nine-piece capsule collection with Jacquemus. Debuting in tandem with an exclusive Net-A- Porter collection, the launch marks the first time Jacquemus has collaborated with a retailer on both a men’s and womenswear capsule at the same time. In the typical Jacquemus men’s style, this collection is imbued with the laid-back attitude of the South of France. Inspired by rural and coastal life, the line takes a modest approach to color and fabric and is filled with relaxed, wearable shapes and light-hearted prints. The capsule showcases a curation of the brand’s signature designs, reworked, from the neutral co-ord Jean floral poplin shirt and shorts to make a perfect holiday/beach outfit to an exclusive colorway of the cult classic Le Chiquito bag. The exclusive Jacquemus for Mr Porter styles retail between $210 and $635 and are now available at mrporter.com.

Mr Porter, Jacquemus
CREDIT: Courtesy of Mr Porter

April 6, 2022: Minnetonka will launch its second collaboration with Native American artists as a next step on its commitment to the Indigenous community. Making its second debut, the brand has partnered once again with Minnetonka reconciliation advisor and artist Adrienne Benjamin on an expanded, limited collection, of hand-beaded hats. The limited-edition hats are offered in four styles, each one consisting of colors and materials that symbolize Benjamin’s home and the natural beauty surrounding her community. “Through our continued collaborations, I hope to shed more light on Native craftsmanship and cultural art practice,” said Benjamin. “To give authentic handmade Indigenous art a wider market and through this, educate more people about Indigenous cultures and histories.” On October 11, 2021, Indigenous People’s Day, Minnetonka reaffirmed its five key commitments to the Native American community. In addition to creating design collaborations with Native American artists and designers, those commitments include improving diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups at Minnetonka; updating branding and messaging the company creates; working with Native-owned businesses; and continuing to contribute philanthropically toward Native causes. The new set of hand-beaded hats set to launch Wednesday, April 27 on minnetonkamoccasin.com.

Minnetonka
CREDIT: Courtesy of Minnetonka

April 5, 2022: Sneaker brand Ryka Mergers & Acquisitions Chanel Miller, an artist and author of the memoir “Know My Name,” on a purpose-driven collaboration that supports victims of sexual assault. Their limited-edition Courage Sneaker is an exclusive update to Ryka’s Dynamic Pro style and features original illustrations by Miller. It is available now on Ryka.com for $99.99. Ryka will donate $25,000 of proceeds from the shoe to social justice organization Futures Without Violence and its forthcoming Courage Museum. Miller was first introduced to the world as Emily Doe through her powerful victim impact statement after being assaulted by a Stanford University athlete. She’s since shared her identity publicly and helped promote changes to California law. For the Ryka sneaker, she created an illustration of a lion to represent courage, and offers a special message on the insole: “Love is where courage is born.”

Ryka Chanel Miller Courage Sneaker Collab
Ryka and Chanel Miller created the limited-edition Courage Sneaker.
April 18, 2022

Jeff Staple x Puma Suede Create from Division and Bodega have teamed up to give the Club C 85 a new look, which will release exclusively via Bdgastore.com on April 8 for $120. The look is executed with several different materials including green pebble leather on the uppers and suede on the heel. Also, it includes gold accents in the form of branding on the sides and the sockliner, as well as red insoles. The look, according to Reebok, merges ruggedness and luxury, which the brand said is “a nod to the many lives the sneaker has lived. Also, Reebok said the collab is “influenced by decade defining automobiles with looks that could kill and performance to back it up” and described it as “a vehicle for your feet, ready to make moves as quick as you need them.”

Reebok x Bodega Club C 85
Reebok x Bodega Club C 85.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Reebok

Jan. 19, 2022: Mr Porter: Through Good American’s new incubator program, Good Inc., the company has launched its first designer collaboration coming out of the program with Baroline Diaz, VP of A&R at Interscope Records. The “B Project” collection includes six graphic-designed sweatshirts, featuring statements with messages meant to inspire and uplift women, such as “Self Made Woman” and “Female CEO.” Good Inc., started by CEO Emma Grede, aims to empower the next generation of creatives and businesses through mentorship, shared resources and exposure as well as giving them a platform to share their products. Diaz, who was raised in New York, took on the VP of A&R role at Interscope Records at 27 and is credited for her work with big name artists such as DaBaby, Lil Poppa and Yhung T.O.

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Good American’s sweatshirt collab with Baroline Diaz.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Good American

March 29, 2022: For spring/summer 2022, Alanui has released the third chapter of its collaboration with the Japanese footwear brand Suicoke. The tropical vibes and vibrant colors of the Alanui island are the backdrop for this capsule featuring Alanui’s signature bandana graphic which covers the unisex Suicoke Moto Fringed slippers. The style is presented in a range of vivid colors: ocean turquoise, bright orange, yellow lime and a military green. The slip-ons are finished with multicolor fringe featuring recycled plastic beads. New for this collection is a laced-up sandal for women. The new Alanui x Suicoke GUT Sandal is presented in black, military green, and a sugar brown, with a silhouette that features a chunky rubber sole and tassels, embellished with multicolor recycled plastic beads, seashells and the brand’s recognizable Saint Cristopher medal. The latest Alanui x Suicoke collection is available on alanui.it.

Alanui x Suicoke sandal collection
CREDIT: Courtesy of Alanui

March 28, 2022: For spring/summer ‘22, British footwear brand Clarks Healthcare shoe brand C.P. Company have come together to celebrate the point where nature meets the city. Composed of two jackets and two shoes’ styles, the collection is equally inspired by the design language of Clark’s cult Desert Trek and C.P. Company’s ability to manufacture clothing textures of cultural depth. The outerwear pieces feature an anorak and a long jacket, manufactured from a combination of polyurethane-coated linen and rubber inserts. As for the shoes, the iconic Clarks’ Desert Trek is reimagined in two styles: the original, enriched by rubber details, and the re-mastered, which features a Vibram outsole. The collection’s campaign was shot by British photographer Will Grundy, and features contemporary nomad traders wandering around in an ever-evolving landscape. The C.P. Company x Clarks collaborative collection will be available on cpcompany.com, all  C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Riccione, Amsterdam, London, Soul and Tokyo, as well as exclusively at Clarks Originals Berwick street in London, in addition to a selection of selected global retailers.

C.P. Company x Clarks collaborative collection
CREDIT: Courtesy of Clarks

March 24, 2022: Dior Men’s has unveiled the new season of its perennial Beachwear capsule. For the first time, artistic director of Dior’s Men’s, Kim Jones, has teamed up with environmental organization Parley for the Oceans on the collection. Sharing this love and desire to preserve the beauty of the undersea world, Jones sought to use responsible materials for this collection with the use of Parley Ocean Plastic, a material created from upcycled marine plastic debris and fishing gear recovered from coastlines and remote islands around the world. The material then was reworked in Dior’s ateliers a jacquard, a mesh knit, and a technical canvas. The resulting collection features adventure-ready, mix-and-match pieces, including poplin pants, a thick t-shirt, a polo shirt, and a sweater. Two jackets come in a packable format, allowing them to be folded up to fit in a pouch that borrows its curves from the elemental Saddle bag. Completing the silhouettes, the B23 sneakers incorporate an Adriatic heather fabric, along with bio-based plastic soles. Dior Men’s latest Beachwear Capsule will be available from April 14.

Dior Men's Fall 2022 Beachwear Capsule
CREDIT: Brett Lloyd for Dior

March 23, 2022: After announcing its partnership with top-ranked skater Cory Juneau in 2021, Golden Goose crafted an exclusive Ball Star Pro sneaker that he wore to compete at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo where he won his first bronze medal. This year Golden Goose continues its collaboration with Juneau by crafting four new styles of this ‘for skateboarding use only’ sneaker. The unique elements of each of the four destinations are brought to life and translated into the sneakers’ colors, texture, handwritten messages, doodles, and hidden details inspired by the cities’ vibes and lifestyle. The brand will capture his journey throughout a new mini-series seen through Juneau’s eyes and streaming on Golden TV, the brand’s innovative community-driven approach to social media, debuting its first episode early in March. The four new colorways of the Ball Star Pro sneakers will drop throughout the year in a numbered series of 1/100, with the first one inspired by Milan and its metropolitan attitude, launching exclusively at Goldengoose.com.

Golden Goose Launches New Ball Star Pro Sneakers With Olympic Medalist Cory Juneau
CREDIT: Federico Casella

March 18, 2022: Fred Segal CREDIT: Courtesy of Native Shoes Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. consisting of three separate drops. The first drop is comprised of an array of retro-inspired apparel and accessories. Design elements including dynamic textures, classic sports silhouettes, and bold graphics serve as a witty sports-minded statement metaphor in which the people are the brand, the community is the team, and the world is the arena. The collection is comprised of baseball inspired jerseys and joggers, in addition to basketball themed tanks and shorts, as well as track inspired tees and hats. The exclusive Fred Segal x Mitchell & Ness capsule collection will retail for $44-$798 and is available now in-store and online at fredsegal.com as well as on mitchellandness.com. Additional subsequent drops will be available on a rolling basis in the coming months.

Fred Segal x Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co
CREDIT: Courtesy of Fred Segal

March 17, 2022: Y-3 and Real Madrid have come together for a celebratory collaborative collection comprising a suite of on and off-pitch apparel and accessories. The on-pitch collection sees Y-3 bring its distinctly avant-garde lens to Real Madrid’s fourth kit as the brand presents an all-black strip and a pink goalkeeper strip, both with white accents. Having first collaborated on the club’s third kit for the 2014/15 season, this time around, the partnership expands for a broader collection. The on-pitch collection then features a warm up top, which is complemented by the Light Shell Anthem Jacket and Pants – both boasting reflective prints and laser cut details. Meanwhile, the off-pitch offering comprises an all-black t-shirt featuring the Real Madrid crest and the Y-3 logo on the back, as well as a premium elongated scarf and a wash-bag – both made up in a black colorway with white accents. Launching on March 18, the Y-3 for Real Madrid collection is available through Adidas.com, Y-3 stores, and Real Madrid retail locations.

Y-3 x Real Madrid
CREDIT: Courtesy of Y-3

March 17, 2022: Geox has released a new capsule collection of men’s and women’s sneakers produced in certified sustainable materials in collaboration with green footwear leader ACBC. The two men’s and women’s models play with contrasting textures in white or black and flowing side detail with a shiny or matte finish in blue, grey, or silver. The sole, which is waterproof and breathable, is made in ReEVA, a compound that reduces the amount of EVA by blending it with recycled post-production rubber. It is also equipped with an insole in recycled foam, composed of 98% post-production waste materials and 2% water-based glue, covered in natural cork. The inner uses ReCotton, obtained from recycled cotton fabrics or production offcuts, while the upper is in FreeBio, an alternative to animal leather created with recycled materials and natural fillers such as wood fibers and calcium carbonate. These sneakers are supplied with two sets of laces: one 100% recyclable in jute fiber and the other in ReBotilia, a material derived from recycled PET bottles. The packaging is also entirely sustainable, with FSC-certified GEOX boxes and paper shopping bags alongside FSC-certified labels and tissue paper.

Geox x ACBC
CREDIT: Courtesy of Geox

March 7, 2022: Just in time for Women’s History Month (and beach season), female-founded brands Sea Star Beachwear and Frances Valentine have reunited for a second collaboration launching today. The two labels will again offer a brightly colored collection of shoes and accessories. Back again is the retro-inspired “floral explosion” pattern, which is now complemented by the new multicolored “candy stripe.” The prints adorn Sea Star’s signature Beachcomber espadrille (priced at $125); the Cabana slide ($60); a classic Mary Jane ($125) and the new Riviera boat shoe ($125). The line also includes kids’ versions of the espadrille and Mary Jane (retailing for $72), as well as four bags. Select styles are available now at Seastarbeachwear.com.

Sea Star Beachwear Frances Valentine spring 2022 collaboration
Sea Star Beachwear and Frances Valentine released a spring 2022 collaboration.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brands

March 4, 2022: Loewe and On are teaming up on a new capsule collection. Scheduled to drop on March 9, the collection will consist of six ready-to-wear technical pieces including weather-adaptable running pants, a moisture-wicking anorak, a customizable parka and temperature-regulating T-shirts. The capsule will also feature Loewe’s take on the footwear brand’s most notable styles for men and women—Cloudventure and Cloudrock.

Loewe x ON sneakers
CREDIT: Loewe

March 4, 2022: Kane Footwear has released its first-ever collaborative design of its signature Revive recovery shoe. Lifestyle influencer and the founder of HLP Training Brian Mazza was tapped for the project. His take on the Revive recovery shoe sees the style in an earth tone colorway that features a printed message on the sole of the shoe that reflects Mazza’s mission: “Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes.” “I’m constantly beating myself up training, so it’s important for me to take the steps I need to recover,” Mazza said. “Everything starts with your feet, your foundation–when you take care of your foundation you set yourself up for success. I, unfortunately, have dealt with some major injuries over the years, and I have to take recovery a lot more seriously.”

Kane Footwear x Brian Mazza
CREDIT: Courtesy of Kane Footwear

March 3, 2022: Fila has teamed up with Christopher Bevans as a guest designer and creative collaborator to launch a new spring tennis line, dubbed the “Bevans Park Collection.” The 42-piece collection features tennis dresses, tanks, skorts, shorts, a long sleeve tee, a jacket, and pants for women and crews, polos, henleys to shorts, pants and a jacket for men. The collection will be unveiled at this year’s Fila-sponsored BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., where Fila’s sponsored athletes will be wearing the collection on-court from March 7 – March 20. The Bevans Park Collection, which retails between $60- $100, is now available for purchase on Fila.com.

Fila x Christopher Bevans, Bevans Park Collection
CREDIT: Courtesy of Fila

Danish fashion brand and Marni have teamed up on two styles – Veja’s V-10 and the newly introduced V-15 high-top. The collaborative sneakers feature Marni’s interpretation of contemporary footwear with a DIY-inspired design that sees a colorful scribbled motif that covers the upper shoe. Each pair has been assembled by hand, with the right foot different from the left. The leather is sourced in Uruguayan farms and tanned in Brazil, at a Gold-certified tannery by the Leather Working Group. The soles are composed of 31% Amazonian rubber, 22% rice waste, and 12% recycled rubber. Each style comes with 2 pairs of 100% recycled polyester laces: one multi-colored and one all white. The collaboration is now available for pre-order on veja-store.com and marni.com and will be available in select retailers across the world on March 11.

Veja x Marni
Clove will also donate $10,000 to the

The Heart and Sole of the Footwear Industry has teamed up again with British streetwear brand Tschabalala Self on a footwear and apparel collection. The collaboration was first introduced in October 2021 when Self wrote and directed her first live performance entitled Sounding Board for the Performa 2021 Biennial at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem. Teaming up with Ugg to create bespoke outerwear and footwear worn by the performers to match, some of these designs are now available in the ten-piece capsule collection. The collaboration offers three high-heeled suede boots that feature luxurious materials and bold contrast colors that echo the bright, geometric language of her critically acclaimed paintings. Inspired by Self’s painting “Loner,” the Ugg x TS Marble Ultra Mini is an updated take on the Ugg Ultra Mini and features a marbled pattern that wraps around the entire shoe, while the Ugg x TS Classic Diamond alters checkerboard patterning with linear red stitching. The first drop of Ugg x Tschabalala Self collection will be available for purchase on Ugg.com and select Ugg retail stores nationwide starting on March 1, with the second drop becoming available on March 15.

Ugg x Tschabalala Self
CREDIT: Vu Tran for Ugg

Bricks & Wood has teamed up again with British streetwear brand A-Cold-Wall, this time seeing Samuel Ross take on the footwear brand’s Rikard 8-eye boot and Rikard 3-eye shoe styles. The pointed and angular features in the shoes remain with the addition of reflective panels with A-Cold-Wall branding. Both silhouettes are finished with signature yellow welt stitching and a black and yellow AirWair heel loop and feature the brand’s new lightweight double-height Bex Neoteric sole — a takedown of the Quad Neoteric platform launched last year. The collection drops on March 3 on a-cold-wall.com and on March 5 at drmartens.com.

Dr. Martens x A-Cold-Wall
CREDIT: Courtesy of Dr. Martens

Feb. 23, 2022: Stuart Weitzman launched a partnership with the fashion design program at the College of Creative Studies (CCS) to encourage young footwear designers. The partnership, which launched in fall 2021, includes a semester-long course in studio design, where students create two items for a potential Stuart Weitzman collection. The students presented their designs to brand executives at the semester’s end for feedback. “I was inspired by the love that they see in making shoes, in thinking about shoes, in looking at the details and in the questions they asked,” said CEO Giorgio Sarné. Edmundo Castillo, Stuart Weitzman’s global head of design said the students represent the next generation of shoe designers. “It was an honor to mentor them throughout the semester,” Castillo said. “They drew inspiration from topics close to their hearts, like climate change, representation and inclusivity, and it was so inspiring to see their artistic vision come to life through their designs. I look forward to seeing where their shoes take them in the future.”

Stuart Weitzman Parker Lift Mini Pearl Loafer
CREDIT: Zappos

CREDIT: Courtesy of Alanui: Asics has teamed up with London-based artist and designer Helen Kirkum to craft 30 pairs of Gel-1090 sneakers to be released at Naked CPH on Feb. 25. The partnership is the third in the series of Asics’ “Crafts for Mind” program, which reinforces the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into creating long-lasting products with purpose. For this installment, Kirkum has transformed dead stock Gel-1090 sneakers using post-consumer waste, reinvigorating the uppers into a protective layer that wraps around the lateral side, creating an exposed upper from the inside. Running routes from across the UK have been incorporated into the design, seeing them embroidered onto the toe. All of the pairs have been handmade in-house at the studio and each pair is unique with its own colorway. Asics said that all proceeds from the handmade pairs will be donated to Right To Play, an organization that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using the power of sports and play.

Asics x Helen Kirkum
CREDIT: Courtesy of Asics

CREDIT: Courtesy of Alanui: Since breaking into New York’s underground graffiti movement in the ‘70s, Futura has blazed a path to his status as a globally recognized artist and designer with a long history of collaborations. Now, the abstract graffiti artist is releasing a new footwear collab with Dr. Martens. The new Dr. Martens x Futura Laboratories capsule consists of two colorways of the footwear brand’s 1460 boot. Up first in the “1460 EMB Futura” boot. which is embroidered in white with Futura’s graffiti artwork. The white stitching contrasts with the all-black boot, which also features black eyelets and welt stitching, a black and yellow heel-loop, and a dual-branded sock liner on a smoke sole. The second style is the “1460 Futura” boot, which is constructed using an olive ETR 5050 woven fabric upper, with an olive smooth leather ankle strap and printed olive laces. The collection will be available at drmartens.com and select partners on Feb. 26.

Dr. Martens x Futura Laboratories
CREDIT: Courtesy of Dr Martens

Feb. 21, 2022: K-Swiss and famed retailer Leaders 1354 have teamed up on a limited sneaker release inspired by the city of Chicago. For the collaboration, Leaders 1354 reworked the Classic LX and SI-18 shoes from K-Swiss, both of which are predominantly white with hits of ethereal blue and true red throughout, and feature designs that are nods to the “I Will” flag of the Windy City. Pricing for the K-Swiss Classic LX is $90 and the SI-18 will go for $135. The K-Swiss and Leaders 1354 collaboration arrives Feb. 26, and there will also be a launch event at the Leaders store on the same day.

K-Swiss Leaders 1354 Classic LX
K-Swiss x Leaders 1354 Classic LX.
CREDIT: Courtesy of K-Swiss

on May 21 at 11:00 am EST: Wolford’s continued its fashion-forward trajectory with a new designer collaboration, courtesy of Alberta Ferretti. The Italian luxury label and legendary body wear brand have joined forces on a 10-piece collection for the Spring 2022 season, spotlighting shared values of inner strength and sensuality. Ranging from $120-$515, Aberta Ferretti x Wolford’s range includes dresses, tights, leggings, bodysuits and tops in a sharp palette of pale pink, black and white. All pieces have been made with silhouette enhancements in mind, featuring seamless textures and lacy geometric cutouts for an elegant and sharp appearance. The accompanying campaign also highlights their shapes through a black-and-white lens, pairing slim-fitting ensembles with strappy sandals and slick pumps. “I share with Wolford the incessant research for a balance between the quality of materials and the know-how, between aesthetics and comfort, creating a product destined to last over time,” said Ferretti in a statement. “The meeting with the creative team was a great inspiration and the result of this collaboration reflects the vision of two companies that, in different ways, walk the same path.” The collaboration is now available on Wolfordshop.com.

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A model poses in the Alberta Ferretti x Wolford campaign.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Wolford

Feb. 17, 2022: MM6 Maison Margiela and Salomon will reveal a new footwear capsule during Milan Fashion Week later this month. The collaboration between the French outdoor sports brand and MM6 Maison Margiela, will premiere on the runway on Feb. 24, at the MM6 autumn/winter 2022 show. The capsule designs and details are yet to be disclosed. The MM6 Maison Margiela x Salomon capsule will be available in select stores from Oct. 2022.

Feb. 14, 2022: Birkenstock is releasing the second batch of its 1774 collection. The new collection rethinks materials and form. Sartorial ideals collide with functional trademarks, for updates on the classic Arizona and Boston that reflect the brand’s focus on urban exploration. This drop sees the introduction of the Sylt padded leather sandal, presented in vivid vanilla, olive, and oxblood colorways, diamond quilted and completed with suede lining. The full collection will be available at 1774.com and selected retailers worldwide from Feb. 24.

Birkenstock 1774
CREDIT: Max Farago for Birkenstock

Feb. 14, 2022: Reebok Miller High Life Mountain Research have teamed up for a new take on the Alien Stomper, the sneakers worn during the iconic 1986 film “Aliens.” For this look, Mountain Research dressed it with stealth black uppers, a large tongue cover and a detachable ankle belt, all while still paying homage to the shoe’s theatrical roots. The Reebok x Mountain Research Alien Stomper arrives March 1 exclusively via Mountain Research, with a global launch to follow on March 15. The sneakers will retail for $180.

Reebok Mountain Research Alien Stomper
Reebok x Mountain Research Alien Stomper.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Reebok

Feb. 13, 2022: Bee Line by Billionaire Boys Club and Timberland have teamed up for their eighth collaboration, this time celebrating the cultural impact of the iconic 6-inch boot. The footwear selection from the collaborative range is the Bee Line x Timberland Premium 6-inch Rubber Toe Waterproof Boot, a look executed with uppers made using Better Leather, which is rated Silver by the Leather Working Group for environmental best practices, as well as the brand’s TimberDry waterproof membranes. Also, it includes a rubber toe for protection from the elements. The boot will come in a trio of colorways — electric orange, tonal green and ink black — all with deep olive leather uppers. The collection’s all-gender apparel and accessories include a fleece jacket made of 100% recycled fleece, a logo hoodie, long sleeve graphic T-shirts, a knit balaclava and suede olive fanny pack. The lineup will drop on Feb. 18 via Timberland.com and at select retailers. The boots, which are available in men’s and women’s sizing, will retail for $220.

Bee Line x Timberland Premium 6-inch Rubber Toe Waterproof Boot
Bee Line x Timberland Premium 6-inch Rubber Toe Waterproof Boot.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Timberland

Feb. 9, 2022: Healthcare shoe brand Clove has teamed up with nurse practitioner and blogger Clara Jones — aka Nurse Clara to her over 91,000 Instagram followers — on a limited-edition sneaker. (Jones is also a founding member of the Clove Collective, the brand’s giveback ambassador program composed of healthcare workers who use their platforms to initiate positive change in the medical sphere). Called the Clara 1, the silhouette is designed to “showcase Clara’s multi-faceted personality as a mentor, healthcare and lifestyle influencer and advocate for the Asian American and Pacific Islanders community,” according to a press release. It’s done in a pink colorway emblematic of the “intimacy healthcare workers show every day,” also stated in the release, and features a motif of South Korea’s national flower — a cultural symbol of strength and endurance — on the insert as an homage to Jones’ Korean heritage. Additionally, the sneaker has an exclusive V-shaped band on the upper. The sneakers are now available for $135 on goclove.com. Clove will also donate $10,000 to the Converse x A-Cold-Wall* Sponge Crater to help fund mental health speakers and professionals in hosting free virtual sessions for their community.

Clove nurse clara
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand

For this particular look, Samuel Ross of A-Cold-Wall applied his atypical contemporary aesthetic: French American designer Nick Fouquet has teamed up with Texas boot brand Lucchese on a new footwear and accessories collection. For this new collection, Fouquet explored the footwear brand’s archive taking inspiration from classic silhouettes that would be “at home on the streets of Paris or New York City as on a ranch or in the desert,” Lucchese said in a statement. The men’s collection includes signature styles in black cherry croc seen on the classic Peso loafer with coin-detail and the Paris Texas boot. The Broncobuster, a classic roper boot has a higher heel and features exotic inlays with blue stitching on a narrow throat for an invisible silhouette when worn under a trouser. In the women’s collection, monochrome, contrasting, domino-inspired colorways are seen on the Marfa boot and Half Moon loafer. The White Sands boot depicts a desert sunset and echoes the colors seen in the silk scarves in the collection, while the Sarni loafer offers a versatile leopard print. Other accessories in the collection include silk scarves in two sizes and three hats. The footwear retails between $895 and $2,995.

Nick Fouquet to Release Footwear and Accessories Collection With Lucchese
CREDIT: Courtesy of Lucchese

Feb. 8, 2021: The second Puma Suede designed in collaboration with Jeff Staple will arrive soon via Foot Locker. The Jeff Staple x Puma Suede “Create from Division,” according to a statement, is a continuation of Staple’s theme of dualism and was inspired “by the clash of man versus machine.” The look is delivered with a monotone gray palette and is executed with mixed material uppers including refined suede and hairy suede paneling. Additional features include custom woven labels with Staple Pigeon and Puma branding, a woven fortune knot charm (which is a nod to Chinese ideology and Staple’s Chinese-American heritage) and the Pigeon logo embroidery on the inside heel. The shoe will retail for $120 and be available on Feb. 10 via Foot Locker and Staplepigeon.com.

Jeff Staple Puma Suede Create from Division
Jeff Staple x Puma Suede “Create from Division.”
CREDIT: Courtesy of Foot Locker

Jan. 31, 2022: Del Toro has released a limited-edition black velvet slipper in collaboration with Casa Cipriani, New York City’s finest Italian-inspired club and hotel. The shoe combines Del Toro’s signature red grosgrain stripe running along the heel with the Cipriani logo emblazoned on the front vamp. The shoe, which retails for $475, will be available for purchase in men’s and women’s sizes for a limited time only, both in person at Casa Cipriani’s Spa and on the Casa Cipriani online portal shop for members, or for non-member, by emailing [email protected].

Del Toro teams up with Casa Cipriani
Del Toro’s exclusive black velvet slipper for Casa Cipriani.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Del Toro

Jan. 28, 2022: Burberry has launched an exclusive capsule collection for CREDIT: Courtesy of Wolverine in New York City. The capsule includes graphic T-shirts, sweatshirts, joggers, and shorts. A raindrop Monogram motif is also seen across an array of accessories and ready-to-wear, the latest chapter in the ever-evolving Thomas Burberry Monogram story. The collection’s prints explore the dimensions and forms of rain droplets, along with the refracted shapes that appear when looking through them, Burberry said in a statement. In celebration of the launch, Burberry has unveiled a window takeover of CREDIT: Courtesy of Wolverine’s NYC flagship location. Echoing the rain-inspired prints which define the capsule, the window installation features animations of large-scale raindrops, water distortion, and mirrored refractions. The collection is now available at CREDIT: Courtesy of Wolverine and select Burberry stores including Michigan Avenue Chicago, Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, NorthPark Center Dallas, Spring Street New York, Tysons Galleria McLean and burberry.com.

Burberry Releases Exclusive Capsule with CREDIT: Courtesy of Wolverine
CREDIT: Courtesy of Burberry

Jan. 28, 2022: Hunter has introduced a new capsule collection in collaboration with Emmy and Golden Globe-winning television series “Killing Eve.” The limited-edition capsule features two new designs for the brand. “The Hunting” is a mid-calf style boot available in black and olive, and “The Chasing” is a knee-high style, available in black, olive, and camel colorways. The collection will launch exclusively with Ssense and globally on Hunterboots.com in early February before being available with selected stores including Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, and Liberty. “We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with the cultural phenomenon that is ‘Killing Eve,’ marrying our utilitarian heritage with the award- winning television series renowned for its empowered fashion moments. These innovative boots incorporating recycled materials, strongly express the fusion of function and style, for which all Hunter iconic products are known,” said Hunter Boots CEO Paolo Porta in a statement.

Hunter x Killing Eve campaign
Hunter x Killing Eve campaign
CREDIT: Courtesy of Hunter

Jan. 25, 2022: For the latest installment of its Project Bootstrap program — aimed at getting more young people to enter the skilled trades — the Wolverine brand has released a new collab designed by high school students. The teens are apprentices with UnCommon Construction, a New Orleans nonprofit that provides on-the-job training. Their collab collection, available now on Wolverine.com, includes socks ($18), a T-shirt ($23) and the I-90 work boot with CarbonMax composite toe and EPX anti-fatique footbed ($145). Items can be purchased individually or as a kit for $150. A portion of proceeds will go directly to UnCommon Construction to fund new apprenticeship programs. And as part of Project Bootstrap, Wolverine also is launching a speaker series featuring UnCommon founder Aaron Frumin, as well as an awareness-building online campaign featuring TikTok and Instagram influencers.

Wolverine UnCommon Construction Collaboration
Wolverine x UnCommon Construction collection includes a T-shirt, socks and the I-90 work boot with composite toe and anti-fatigue cushioning.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Wolverine

Jan. 19, 2022: Mr Porter has teamed up with Jerry Lorenzo’s L.A.-based label Fear of God for the first time on a special capsule collection. The exclusive line consists of 40 pieces across ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories and kids, including 24 Fear of God styles encompassing comfortable tailoring and modern structured designs, charcoal-colored accessories and signature footwear, the online retailer said in a statement. The launch is part of the final installment of Mr Porter’s “Hosted By” designer content series, which “commemorates some of the brightest and most resonant voices in menswear,” Mr Porter noted. The Fear Of God x Mr Porter exclusive capsule collection, which retails between $45 and $2,550, is now available at Mrporter.com.

Fear Of God x Mr Porter exclusive capsule collection
CREDIT: Courtesy of Mr Porter

Jan. 11, 2022: Singapore-based label Charles & Keith has joined forces with Gen Z designers Liushu Lei and Yutong Jiang of Shanghai brand Shushu/Tong on a four-piece capsule collection of shoes and bag. Created to “evoke strength and beauty alongside a youthful, bold spirit,” according to a press release, the line includes two patent-leather Mary Jane styles and two mixed media handbags — all featuring a rose motif throughout. Pieces in the collection retail from $173 to $203 and are now available to shop on charleskeith.com.

charles and keith Shushu/Tong
CREDIT: Courtesy of Charles & Keith

Jan. 4, 2022: Dr. Martens has teamed up with London-based lifestyle retailer Goodhood for a curated rework of the British footwear brand’s classic 101 UB boot. Both Dr. Martens and Goodhood have been adopted by London’s subcultures for celebrating an independent spirit. Calling back to the retailer’s cult following, the collaborative boot features white screen-printed graphics across the six-eye 101 boots’ upper, complemented by a distinctive contrast white welt stitch. Gunmetal eyelets add additional flair, while the boot stays true to form with Dr. Martens’ signature black-and-yellow heel loop. The new Dr. Martens x Goodhood UB 101 boot is now available for $160 at select partners and drmartens.com.

Dr. Martens x Goodhood 101 UB boot
CREDIT: Dr. Martens

Big December 2021 Collabs

Dec. 14, 2021: Clarks Originals has teamed up with beloved restaurant Sweet Chick on the limited-edition Wafflebee collection, which is available now via ClarksUSA.com. The range features Sweet Chick’s take on the iconic Clarks Wallabee, which is delivered in light and dark brown hues with embossed waffle print uppers. The light brown look features light green speckles on the upper, while the dark brown style includes pink speckles, which Clarks Originals said in a statement serve as nods to Sweet Chick’s house-made herb and raspberry butters. Clarks Originals x Sweet Chick Wafflebee collection is available in men’s and women’s sizing for $200.

Clarks Originals Sweet Chick Wafflebee light brown
Athletic & Outdoor.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Clarks Originals

Dec. 9, 2021: Italian shoemaker Francesco Russo has teamed up with French designer Charles de Vilmorin team up for an exclusive collaboration. According to a statement, the capsule collection features five shoe styles from Francesco Russo – one knee-high boot, one loafer and three stiletto styles – all revamped in exclusive prints by de Vilmorin. While developing the range, each pair was hand-painted by de Vilmorin, then printed on leather. “Since launching his eponymous line in 2020, I’ve always been amazed by the imaginary of Charles and all his drawings,” said Russo in a statement. “Seeing my classical silhouette as canvas for his creativity is a great gift.” The capsule will be available on Francesco Russo’s website and at a selection of wholesales starting in April and May 2022. Pricing will range from 595 euros for stilettos to 1,500 euros for knee-high boots.

Francesco Russo x Charles de Vilmorin boot
CREDIT: Charles de Vilmorin for Francesco Russo pour Charles de Vilmorin

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