Best Foot Forward
Premium Footwear Labels
Elevate your casual sneakers with the premium touch from Visvim, Lanvin, Common Projects, and more. Our ‘Best Foot Forward’ Editorial is an introduction to new styles that can be utilized in everyday routines.
Lanvin is become one of the oldest and longest-running fashion houses to date and continuously introduces relevant styles that are sought-after by both fashion and sneaker enthusiasts. Founded by Jeanne Lanvin Miller in 1889, the brand has provided a sophisticated touch to fashion that is not only timeless but luxurious as well. The brand is able to take this aesthetic and reinvent it to match modern times as seen with the Mesh Running Sneaker in Blue and White. Designed with both mesh and calfskin leather, the sneaker is comfortable but also offers a premium touch to the casual silhouette. Similar to Lanvin, when introducing Maison Margiela to the world of footwear, Martin Margiela wanted to provide versatility and premium touch to the footwear industry. The Replica Low Top has become a staple with the label as many enjoy its quality construction and comfortable workings.
Some labels that may be unknown to casual wearers include Common Projects and Visvim. Common Projects was made by the collaborative duo, Prathan Poopata, and Flavio Firolami with a goal to provide a clean and sleek finish with premium craftsmanship and materials. Assembled in Italy, their most popular designs include the Original Achilles Low as they have introduced a variety of renditions that play with the fabrics, color, and size. In an effort to provide the best and continue growing, they also introduce their Zeus Prototype silhouette and their own version of the iconic Chelsea Boot. Hiroki Nakamura also set out on a footwear journey that followed the same ethos as Common Projects. Committed to introducing authentic sneakers and designs, Visvim was born from the hands of Nakamura. Taking inspiration from American and Native American culture, Nakamura wanted to pay homage by creating designs that are accurate and genuine. The FBT Shaman-Folk and Christo Shaman-Folk models are one of the most popular designs from Visvim as they utilize high-quality techniques and undeniable comfort within their construction. Notable names including John Mayer, Drake, and Kanye West can be seen wearing Visvim footwear.
Another brand well-known for its take on the classic boot is Clarks Originals. Spanning close to 200 years, Clarks has become an iconic brand since its inception in 1825. Utilizing top-tier fabrics such as sheepskin and their spongy crepe sole, many have become die-hard fans as they have grown within all sub-cultures. Their most renowned silhouette being the Wallabee. Rising in fame through the hip-hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, the Wallabee is an elevated and unique touch to traditional footwear designs that can be added to everyday wear or sophisticated settings. Another brand that grew in popularity due to music and sports culture is Fear of God. Founder and fashion aficionado, Jerry Lorenzo, is well-known for his ESSENTIALS line which initially derived from the OG Fear of God label. In addition to apparel, Fear of God has perfected footwear with Lorenzo's aesthetic.
Neutral tones are met with quality fabrics for a cushioned, breathable, and long-lasting silhouette. Complete your next outfit with Fear of God’s 101 Backless sneakers as it includes a unique open design that is uncommon to classic styles. Grab a closer look at a wide range of elevated sneakers with our Best Foot Forward collection page, found here.