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This is week 34 – and it’s all about the shoes! Go fun, colorful and.. bananas with the new Aminé x New Balance, go grails on grails like @del.ten from Kuwait does, go fashionable and anti-gorp-gorp with Kiko Kostadinov, go classic with a modern twist with Clarks x Daniëlle Cathari or go for the hike of your life with Mammut x Hiking Patrol.
Let’s get it!
Photos courtesy of #Amine / #New Balance, #delten, #KikoKostadinov / #Asics, #Clarks / #DanielleCathari and #Mammut / #HikingPatrol
Bright & full of life: Aminé x New Balance
A year after partnering with New Balance, Aminé released his collaborative shoe named “The Mooz”, featuring shades of brown and banana yellow in homage to his Club Banana label. And well… these go hard and go bananas. Really liking the visuals he directed and created for these!
Grails on Grails: @del.ten’s sneaker jaw-dropping room
In a rare instance, the Kuwait local fashion influencer @del.ten shows us his crazy closet full of the most coveted grails you can put your feet in. In his words: “My intense interest of constantly doing what I’m mostly passionate about as it relates and identifies my energy and vision.”
Coveted London menswear designer and Gorp Core poster boy: Kiko Kostadinov
Fashionable footwear trends have recently diverged, with some suggesting a post-sneaker era and others reveling in the prolonged popularity of Samba-style shoes. London designer Kiko Kostadinov‘s collaboration with Japanese brand Asics has notably influenced the rise of comfortable sneakers among the fashion-forward crowd and keeps on raising the bar overall.
New twist on classics: Clarks x Daniëlle Cathari
After partnering with London’s Kurupt FM for a Wallabee silhouette, Clarks Originals has now teamed up with Dutch designer Daniëlle Cathari for a fresh take on the classic Wallabee. Cathari’s debut collaboration with Clarks Originals showcases her unique feminine and subversive style, featuring a mix of textures and colors across various colorways.
Mountaineering’s finest: Mammut x Hiking Patrol
Swiss brand MAMMUT collaborated with digital brand Hiking Patrol to launch the Sapuen Low GTX, a versatile hiking shoe suitable for both mountain treks and daily wear. While its design mimics a thick-soled sneaker with a subtle rubber toe, the shoe boasts features tailored for extensive trekking and mountaineering. Get ready for you weekend hikes!