Fancy Footwork


Clockwise from top left: Junya Watanabe for Trickers (S/S 09); Kris Van Assche for J.M. Weston; Duckie Brown for Florsheim (F/W 09); Raf Simons for Doc Martens (S/S 09); Rag & Bone for Grenson (F/W 09); Yves Saint Laurent for Puma.

It’s certainly not unusual to see collaborations in the fashion world, but as of late, many of the most prominent men’s designers have joined forces with classic and active shoe brands for modern updates to traditional aesthetics. While some of the makeovers include an unexpected dose of bold color, others had their looks completely revamped with new design details like more luxurious materials and updated shoe shapes.

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