Junya Watanabe has come together with classic English shoemaker Tricker’s under his COMME des GARÇONS label ‘Junya Watanabe MAN’ to create a boot and sneaker.
Taking what appears to be a classic Oxford shoe and turning it into a boot, Junya has brought the Dr. Martins appeal to one of England’s most iconic leather shoes, creating the Super Boot. Using all of Tricker’s expert shoe-crafting knowledge, the boot is made of a waxed calf leather upper and a calf leather lining, sat on a chunky Crepe sole. The Wing Tip sneaker is a more relaxed shoe, but takes inspiration from possibly the smartest British shoe, the Brogue. Essentially taking a Tricker’s Wing Tip Brogue, tweaking the shape to make it more relaxed, putting in soft laces and wise metal eyelets and sitting it on a thin sneaker sole, the Wing Tip sneaker is what you may have seen high street fashion brands try to pull of for years (and always failing). Again using a waxed calf leather upper with a calf leather lining in a more than rich Red, this shoe is intriguing.
Both shoes are handmade in England by Tricker’s and come in extremely limited numbers with a nice pot of wax and a waxing cloth. If you want in on a pair then don’t sleep, just head over to End Clothing and do what is necessary.
Wing Tip Sneaker: