I finally found my second selection of shoes that I’m rocking this summer…
The timeless look of the PF Flyers’ 1953 Center Hi has found it’s way into Spring 2010, transforming with the times into the Box Cut Center Hi. This modern transformation offers ballistic nylon fabrics, arc toecap counterpoint classic canvas, archival diamond tread and true Posture Foundation soles.
With a unique contrast-layered upper, which can be worn up or folded down, the angular reveal creates a pop of color to the basic background of the shoe. When the Hi top is worn up, the layered ankle panels reveal an angular pennant of color. Fold down the top layer of panels for fresh two-tone styling and lacing possibilities.
Gucci’s Icon Temporary flash sneaker store makes its next stop in London. For the occasion, Frida Giannini whipped up two London exclusive Ronson sneakers. As seen above, the nautically inspired kicks receive limited herringbone and polka dot make ups for the Brits. Starting April 22nd, the store will be open for three weeks at Covent Garden and will carry 17 additional sneaker styles from the Icon-Temporary collection.
Swarovski Octea Sport Orange Watch
Swarovski watch is back for 2010 and even sportier. I discussed the Octea watches here last year and was pleasantly impressed with the design. It was an interesting combo between women’s sport watches, and popular glass crystal maker. I commented that if they made a men’s version, I would probably wear it. As such, I think almost any woman interested in a sporty (and relatively affordable) watch would dig one of these. The case is in steel, 39mm wide, and has a series of crystals placed in it. Who’d a thought you’d ever see a rotating diver’s bezel with Swarovski crystals in it?
For 2010 the watch gets an orange redo. Mostly the same from last year, but now primed for even more action. I like how they kept the swan logo at the 12 o’clock indicator – but now it is in orange. It it wasn’t for all the faceted stones, I would say the watch more or less is a men’s design – but that is very trendy for women these days. Movement is a Swiss quartz, and it comes with a rubber strap or a metal bracelet. Both of these have inset faceted hematite stones that really give it a cool look. There is another swan logo placed in the crown as a cabochon. Really a cool women’s watch collection from Swarovski. Plus, the Octea Sport watches are all about $800 – $900 in price.