Oh My God, Shoes. And Glasses!

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There are shoes out there for different activities, occasions and moods; the same can be said about glasses. I personally wouldn’t wear 6” heels, although I have been told that “any woman would kill for [my] legs.” However, if I did so choose to wear 6” heels, I definitely wouldn’t wear them backcountry camping. I also wouldn’t wear engraved wooden ROLF Spectacles while constantly flipping a canoe over my head; I would wear a Mykita Mylon because the material is super resilient and very flexible and save my ROLF for more tame adventures.

To showcase some of our frame diversity, I decided to bring shoes and eyewear together in a fun combination shoot. Loop Clothing, Alexandria’s and Auburn Vintage Clothiers provided some of their favourite footwear as did a few friends and family members.

PAIRINGS

Lindberg 9904 + Brevitt Oxford Loafer from Auburn Vintage Clothiers

Coming to us from the 1960’s, this Oxford heeled loafer is available in chocolate brown and white leather with a brushed gold buckle. Made by Brevitt in England for Eaton’s of Canada, this is one smart shoe.

 

 

Matsuda Heritage 1060 + Clae Morgan Walnut Loafer from Loop Clothing

Clae footwear is designed to move with you day to night, work to play and compliment a modern wardrobe and lifestyle. The Morgan utilizes a perforated synthetic walnut suede with a lightweight running outsole.

 

 

Bruno Chaussignand Moody + Gadea Nubuck Pump from Alexandria’s

Made in Spain, Gadea produces footwear for women with their feet on the floor. This grey pump provides a real balance between fashionable shoes and shoes that can be enjoyed for hours.

 

 

Hapter J09M + Chippewa Crazy Horse Boot from Loop Clothing

Built to honour the guts and determination of loggers and engineers who paved the way and built the roads, these boots are made in a small factory in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. From 1901 to today, Chippewa Boots continues their tradition of supplying top-quality rugged boots and shoes for every purpose.

 

 

Mykita Mylon Hybrid Bilimbi + Nike Komyuter from Loop Clothing

The Nike Komyuter was created for all-day urban wear in any range of environments, including flash rains, temperature shifts, hard concrete sidewalks and a variety of indoor floorings. Shown here in Black and White, this shoe also takes into account that the wearer could easily cover more ground over the course of a day’s action than an elite athlete does in a training session.

 

 

BEVEL Susan B + AS98 Bootie from Alexandria’s

Made in Italy and Bosnia, these boots are handcrafted with superior quality materials. This Cabernet-coloured western-inspired bootie will bring a rock star charm to any wardrobe.

 

 

ROLF Spectacles Landaulet + Adidas Stan Smith from Loop

The ‘Stan Smith’ First released in 1963 as the ‘Adidas Robert Haillet’ after the French tennis player of the time. When Haillet retired having never won a grand slam event, Adidas sponsored Stan Smith, who was world number one at the time. The ‘Stan Smith,’ shown here in white and burgundy, has since broken down the boundary of tennis shoes and now has become iconic in the sneaker world.

 

 

Mykita Elisa + Kalam Summer Fabric from L’Intervalle

The independent, Montreal-based footwear line, L’Intervalle puts a “focus on quality [and] craftsmanship.” The Kalam Summer Fabric shoe is one of L’Intervalle’s many ethically sustainable designs crafted in Spain.

 

 

Blake Kuwahara Paxton + Nike Sock Dart from Loop Clothing

In 1984, Nike founder Bill Bowerman set a mission for legendary design trio Mark Parker, Hiroshi Fushiwara and Tinker Hatfield, to create a “sock with a sole.” Nike reinvented the original Sock Racer using an new computerized fabric we now know as Flyknit. The result is the Sock Dart, which replaced straps with transparent silicone strips for a sleeker aesthetic and features bright colours like Lemon Chiffon and a Zoom Moire midsole.

 

 

Bruno Chaussignand Hayman + Proxy Accordion Heel from Auburn Vintage Clothiers

Handmade in Spain, this vintage accordion heel from Proxy comes in a beautiful forest green. The elegantly scalloped topline puts a charming spin on this classy shoe.

 

 

Jean Philippe Joly Eliya + Green pump from Auburn Vintage Clothiers

Handmade in Spain, this vintage accordion heel from Proxy comes in a beautiful forest green. The elegantly scalloped topline puts a charming spin on this classy shoe.

 

 

Theo Udon + Arche Bootie from Alexandria’s

Arche shoes are made exclusively in France by a team of artisans and craftsmen who are devoted to quality. This vibrant cobalt is one of many colours available as Arche features an extensive palette gleaned from the latest fashion trends.

 

 

Vinylize Hazel + Nike Komyuter from Loop Clothing

The Nike Komyuter was created for all-day urban wear in any range of environments. This includes flash rains and temperature shifts, and everything from hard concrete sidewalks to a variety of indoor floorings. It also takes into account that the wearer could easily cover more ground over the course of a day’s action than an elite athlete does in a training session.

 

 

Jean Philippe Joly Infidele + HÖGL Pump from Alexandria’s

It isn’t just the attractive Austrian design that makes women choose a pair of HÖGL shoes; it’s also the excellent quality and fit achieved through innovations such as their Softline padded insole, superior materials and the functional quality of the waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex layer. Shown here in red, this shoe is hot!

 

 

Jean Philippe Joly Philosophe + Cubist Cupcake (Velvet Swordfish) from Fluevog

Crafted from smooth leathers in Portugal, these burgundy high ankle boots feature the signature Swordfish toe bump, a custom brushed silver roller buckle, tunite soles and a 3.25” heel. Stay sharp!

 

 

l.a. Eyeworks Pug Tooth + Cassiopeia (Celestial Communications) from Fluevog

With a black patent leather kiltie, custom rose-buckled strap and sparkle embossed leather, these purple velvet loafer pumps are striking; crafted in Portugal, they feature tunite soles and a 4” signature scrolled heel.

 

 

l.a. Eyeworks Bendix + Estella (Celestial Communications) from Fluevog

Featuring an intricate teardrop cutout on the eyelet and a signature scrolled 4” heel, these blue-gold booties are crafted in Portugal from rich, laser-etched leathers. Perfect for mermaids if they could only wear shoes!

 

 

Hapter H05L + Nathaniel (Guardian Angel) from Fluevog

Sporting classic English double-wingtips, this shoe features hand-rubbed oiled matte leathers and a 100% natural latex sole harvested from the Hevea Tree. Engraved on the sole is this message: “Resists alkali, water, acid, fatigue and Satan.”

 

 

RAPP Groucho + Leather Brogues with Tassel Ties from Tint London

With custom-made tassels, these Oxfords combine Italian leather with bright bold colours of the spectrum. They are only available online and in a stall at the Covent Garden Apple market in London.

 

 

TAVAT + Cappagallo Block Heel Slipper from Auburn Vintage Clothiers

These vintage merlot block heel slippers by Cappagallo showcase a beautiful satin rosette detail, allowing you to be whimsical and practical at exactly same time.

 

 

Mykita Mylon Tequilita + Nike Air Force 1 SF Mid from Loop Clothing

‘Air in a box’. That was Nike’s simple ad campaign slogan when they launched the Air Force 1 in 1982. The first basketball shoe that featured a pocket filled with air in the heel for cushioning and support. Today Nike reimagines the Air Force 1 and takes a military-like design to the classic basketball sneaker. Featuring a black tumbled leather upper that is accented with ballistic nylon on the tongue and a heel that features a double-zipper entry.

 

 

Bruno Chaussignand Standard + Teeze from Bordello

This is a shoe curated for the world of burlesque with a modern twist of bold Hollywood glamour. Worn by women such as  Dita Von Teese and Kat Von D, Bordello shoes, shown here in black glitter, are the perfect complement to the wildly extravagant colorful costumes, theatrical themes, and dramatic lighting that define all burlesque performances globally.

 

 

Blake Kuwahara Maybeck + Capriccio Heels Emerald

These shoes were purchased from Biba Boutique in the 1970s with a matching emerald one-shoulder dress. Handmade in Italy, these shoes have enjoyed many an evening full of dancing and flirting!

 

 

OGI Kids 331 + Vintage Moccasins

Gifted from a local Mennonite woman to Nicole, one of our eyewear consultants, these baby moccasins were worn in the 1970s and found their way onto the feet of her son Sullivan.

 

CREDITS

Troy Dettwiler: photographer

Neil Moser: project coordinator

Loop Clothing: shoe provider

Alexandria’s: shoe provider

Auburn Vintage Clothiers: shoe provider

Nicole: Bordello and moccasin provider

Joyce: Fluevog and Tint London provider

Maressa: L’Intervalle provider

Sue: Capriccio provider

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