Kensington for SS14 offers a stark choice: a plain, classy black Hi Suede option on two vintage styles of 5-Eye Oxford Shoe and a Lace Boot, with a confident, understated elegance; or a choice of two innovative and exciting new finishes. Firstly the sophisticated Skull Pindot Fabric wrapped around the same two styles as above, but with an altogether different appeal. On first impressions, the chequered pattern is stylish and fresh but on closer inspection reveals a repeating motif of silver woven skulls and crossed swords. Secondly, and even more darkly deceptive is the Skull Etched 5-Eye Oxford Shoe, which has sweeping trompe l'oeil brogue detailing whose teardrops and florals elegantly follow the curves of the upper, yet when viewed from a certain angle reveals a skull emblem on the toe. Both skull options represent a fun yet quiet surprise. All three choices sit on a nimble air-cushioned sole and offer lightweight seasonal functionality.
- 5 Eyelet Shoe
- Cherry Red Arcadia, a high Shine Classic 2 tone rub off leather - the 2 tone effect is created in the final shoeroom treatment to reveal contrast colour particulary in toe area
- Goodyear-welted, the upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together
- Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole