From the ground up

In the last couple of weeks a bunch of new sneakers have released from our favorite high fashion brands and we thought it would be best to put them together in a little round-up, for you to have an overview of what dropped recently. From Givenchy, Balmain to Jil Sander, the luxury brands are not sleeping and continue to push out a wide range of casual footwear these days.

Take a look here below.


The Riccardo Tisco headed brand loves its stars and thus has also placed them on the Star Detail Leather High Top sneaker. Like most Givenchy read to wear, these are not very subtle, but will for sure find its fans. Get them here.

Furthermore the brand presents a new silhouette for velcro lovers. The Zip Trimmed Leather High Top sneaker comes in black leather with 5 velcro straps, suede accents on the heel and perforated details on the toe cap. These are out now here.

Jil Sander

Known for its minimalist design and subtle lines, Jil Sander presents a hiking boot inspired silhouette for Holiday 2012. The all over pebble leather is a little bolder than expected from the brand, yet really sets them apart from the rest. You can get the mid top sneaker now here.

Yves Saint Laurent

The French luxury brand updates a familiar Chukka silhouette with premium Python leather. Not too shiny, yet a nice accent, the outcome is a rather clean evening shoe with an athletic white outer sole. Get them here.

Maison Martin Margiela

The painted panelled leather high top sneaker from Margiela perfectly demonstrates the brand’s signature. High quality, yet subtle, and with a touch of handmade – the silver panels have been hand painted on the sneaker, resulting in some uneven details. The sneaker is now in stock here.


Not your typical luxury brand, but in a way the Japanese brand does produce premium military inspired streetwear and price wise positions itself in the luxury sector. They have just released a new cow leather high top sneaker. A very classic silhouette with little nice upgrades in terms of quality, the sneaker comes in black and brown and is in stock here.


Italian brand Volta presents a luxury version of its performance oriented Strade sneaker. Next to the Vibram outer sole, the low top sneaker now features a snake upper, exclusive to UK retailer Oki-Ni.


Sunsea is a brand from Japan and as usual they understand very well how to upgrade a rather simple silhouette and turn it into a luxury item. Here we have a look at their High Cut Men’s Trainer, which features premium suede leather both on the upper and the mid-sole and we just love the dark navy upper. Available in overall 3 colorways here.

Rick Owens

We like this new light grey/white version of the classic Rick Owens Leather High Top. The thick outer sole and very high rise upper, make it a perfect companion for the cold season. The sneaker is in stock now from Luisaviaroma.

SOPHNET x visvim Kiefer Hi VD

Another exciting Holiday 2012 release to have come out this week is the latest collaboration between SOPHNET and visvim on the Kiefer Hi VD. The simple visvim high top sneaker has been infused with premium leathers and a warm shearling lining, making it the perfect companion for the cold winter. Get them now from SOPHNET stores.

Happy Shopping!

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