Novesta came out of nowhere a few seasons ago. A couple of years ago, no one had heard of it, and now it's in all the right stores, collaborating with all the right brands and filling the cool guy canvas footwear gap that brands such as Superga and Springcourt failed to fill.

Its Spring/Summer 2016 collection is a great encapsulation of what makes Novesta so desirable to retailers (aside from the affordable price). The collection is entitled "Earth.Wind...Stone," in which we can only assume is a reference to the classic band of nearly the same name. In the range are Wind, which refers to the slip-ons based on Novesta's '60s plimsoll shape. Then there's Earth, which is its signature Star Master canvas plimsoll. And, finally, there's Stone, which is its vintage marathon style with an outsole based on an '80s Slovakian race-walking golden medalist. A bit of research brings up Jozef Pribilinec, who won the gold medal for the 20km walk event in 1988's Seoul Olympics.

In addition to all of that, Novesta has also worked on a series of collaborations, including a unisex capsule with YMC, as well as collaborations with Universal Works and Walter Van Beirendonck. Novesta is no stranger to collaborations, having worked with Matthew Miller for Fall/Winter 2015, and Comme Des Garcon's Play and Shirt lines.

You’ll be sure to see these at your favorite retailer soon enough.

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