Mixing barefoot-style outsole technology with a classically stylish upper, these Hush Puppies Vibram Five Brogue5 Wingtips ($TBA) are just the thing for those times when you need to look your best while making sure you feel like it, too. Based on Vibram FiveFingers, the Five outsole is designed to fit the natural contours of your foot for maximum flexibility, comfort, and fit, while the classic, distressed laceless wingtip upper makes sure you don't look out of place, whether you're at the office, dinner, or an after-hours party.
Who said you have to be an athlete to have your own shoe? The second edition of an ongoing collaboration between the Swoosh and Kanye West, the Nike Air Yeezy II ($TBA) is coming soon to protect your feet during your ballin', bathroom stallin' escapades. Built atop an Air Tech Challenge II tennis show outsole, this limited edition sneak features hand-skived anaconda textured leather quarter panels with a debossed Swoosh, a molded rear with reptilian-style spikes, obelisk-shaped lage aglets, and a forefoot strap for good measure. Dropping June 9 at the usual "select retailers".
Flip-flops just a little too casual for your beach or boating attire requirements? Check out the Swims Loafer ($TBA). This ingenious waterproof shoe is made from durable Swims rubber, and features anti-bacterial mesh lining, an outsole made from natural rubber for terrific grip, "gills" around the shoe base to let water out and air in, an EVA footbed for comfort, and color-matching laces to finish off the upscale effect. [Scouted by Christian]
No, they're not the best-looking sneakers we've seen — but they're not supposed to be. Inspired by NASA's exploration of Mars, the NikeCraft Tom Sachs Mars Yard Shoe ($385) is designed to handle the rugged terrain of the space agency's simulated Mars Yard in Pasadena, and does so with outsoles taken from Nike's special forces boot, vulcan fabric from the Mars Excursion Rover's airbags, and detailing from the Apollo Lunar Overshoes. So whether you're simulating a trip to space or simply spaced out, they have you covered. [Scouted by Ryan]
Tired of stepping on used syringes broken shells every time you hit the beach at night? Let these Teva Illum Light-Up Flip Flops ($65) light your way. Sporting integrated lights, these sandals will allow you to see where you're staggering going even in the darkest hours, and also feature a soft top sole with a healthy dose of arch support, Trek Dry microfiber lining, and a Spider365 rubber outsole for added traction when the terrain gets rough.