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Toughening Up

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This year’s crop of Spring Courts offers a lot of variations on the iconic white tennis shoe, but our favorite is this oilcloth version, which just arrived at Steven Alan as part of the fall/winter shipment. It’s the first shoe we’ve seen from them that looks grungy enough to be out of place on a tennis court…but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Sneakers of Doom

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These mid-tops came our way as a Franco-Japanese collab between Springcourt and Resistance.

The idea of mashing together 18th century upholstery and 20th century sneakers is an interesting one, and the Vuitton-esque pattern is a nice touch if you don’t look to close, but the skulls-and-crosses motif is a little more Goth than we’re used to. It’s not the first melodramatic pattern we’ve seen set into casual clothes, but hopefully we’re closer to the end of this trend than the beginning.