The two styles shake up traditional footwear with a modern sense of humour
Last Thursday, the duo released their third capsule collection with two new footwear styles that feature unique twists on classic dress shoes. Named the Shannon Cut Lines derby and the Burwood Foam oxford brogue, both polished shoes are grounded in black leather for a sartorial look. What makes them slightly more interesting than the holey oxfords from the duo’s second capsule, however, are their placement of colours and graphics reminiscent of Off-White’s daring designs.
The derby features drawn-on white stitches—mirroring cut lines—traced by a pair of scissors. Silk-screen printing was used to create the drawings. Co-branded motifs are used on the insoles, and other key details include waxed-cotton laces with “Shoelaces” text and the signature green zip tie tag from the duo’s first two collaborations. A durable leather double-sole provides added grip in inclement weather.
If colour is what you’re looking for, the Burwood Foam oxford brogue is an excellent alternative. The wingtips feature classic brogue patterns cut into polished calf leather and vibrant pink laces. The laces stretch upward in a hiking-inspired design that fans of Virgil Abloh will recognize from his popular Off-White x Nike silhouettes. All of these details sit above the shoe’s chunky two-tone sole designed with a speckled “foam” effect.
Both shoes include finishing touches like handwritten shoe info in the lining, Church’s crest and Goodyear welted construction that means they can be re-soled in the future.
The last Off-White and Church’s drop saw the release of the Consul Meteor leather shoe that featured similar finishing touches.
Off-White x Church’s new Shannon derby and Burwood brogue are now available for US$1,450 and US$1,720, respectively. Visit the Church’s and Off-White sites to cop yours now.
This article was first published on Robb Report USA