#boots


Christian Peau Washed Leather Sneaker Boots

Sexy.

Chris­t­ian Peau is a Japan­ese fash­ion house whose design is under­stood to bridge the gap between mod­ern avant-garde and clas­si­cal artisan-based fash­ion. Unlike many cut­ting edge Japan­ese design­ers that have emerged from the last 10 years, Peau’s is much more Euro­pean in nature. His influ­ences lie in the tra­di­tionl arti­sans from the early 1800s who were under­stood to be mas­ters in their trade. Drawn from tra­di­tional shoe­mak­ing and leather mas­ter craftsmen,Christian Peau has rein­vented the avant-garde in a mod­ern and beau­ti­ful manner.

The empha­sis is on hand­made leather garments—each shoe is made by hand in Japan with an assort­ment of hand-stained, painted and washed leathers that are com­pounded and nailed together for a truly unique outcome.

Source via oki-ni.

Nike Snowboard Boots Fall/Winter 2008

It seems that Nike is set to release its Fall/Winter 2008 line of snow­board boots. They pro­moted their new line via some toy boots (as in the pho­tos in this post). I won­der who Nike will get to join their team. For sure not Shaun White as he just inked a 10-year endorse­ment deal with Bur­ton early this year. That, and it’s just going to be weird see­ing him go with Nike as Bur­ton has been there since he was a lit­tle kid.

I have to give it to Nike though, they’ll prob­a­bly attract some share of the mar­ket as they are a well known brand. I just don’t know if they will attract those season-riders (such as myself) as I have been a brand-whore with Thir­tyTwo in terms of snow­board boots. They are just damn com­fort­able and does what it needs to do to have me ride all day/night long.

Any­ways, time will tell if Nike’s snow­board­ing line will be a hit or miss1.

Source via CtotheJL.

  1. PS. Nike—if you need a tester/reviewer, I’ll be more than up for it =) []