One of the more unexpected but very welcomed trends to emerge in the past seasons is the rise of the chunky trail shoe. In an unpredictable aesthetic fusion of working class England (specifically, the enduring appeal of Dr. Martens), Berlin’s second hand scene, and the rise of so-called “gorpcore” (fashion really needs a new copy writer), the awkard chunky shoe has made its arrival on the scene, taking queues from Brutalist architecture as much as your uncle’s hiking boots. Our current favorite is Angel, the new style by Swedish shoe brand Eytys. Beyond skillfully tapping into a current trend, Angel cites the proud barrio style of 1990s East LA, merging purposely distorted lines in the sole with a minimalist upper. Offered in sand suede and shiny black leather, the result is astonishingly elegant, fit for the streets of Stockholm as much as for a hiking trip with the beforementioned uncle. Well, just about, anyway. Suede maintenance at own responsibility.
Angel will be available at exclusive retailers on September 7th.
For more information, see Eytys