Although their name may be the most feared curse word among theatre circles, it is one that brings only joy to sneaker enthusiasts around the globe. Renowned for their sturdy skate shoes and wide range of one-hundred-percent vegan trainers, the Southern Californian-based footwear brand was founded in 2001 by Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus of genre-defining pop-punk trio Blink-182. Despite the distinctly non-fashion-oriented nature of its founders’ primary careers, Macbeth Footwear has grown into an award winning and acclaimed fashion brand on both sides of the pond.
For their new fall 2012 collection, Macbeth have produced updated versions of silhouettes from their classic collections as well as some brand new models for all the sneakerheads among us to salivate over.
Among the new pieces being sold is the Madrid, a “throwback to classic European soccer style shoe,” with heel to toe internal cushioning, collar padding, an upper constructed from waxed suede and canvas and leather accenting featuring the diagonally striped brand logo.
Another of the designs available is the Langley, named after the town in which the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) headquarters are based. A simple yet elegant trainer, made of canvas and vulcanized rubber with foam-cushioned insole, the Langley is available in ten unique colourways and includes a custom, premium lasting board to provide more flexibility than ever before.
Many more styles are available, old and new, including several of their innovative and lauded vegan range, which are made entirely without leather products while still maintaining the high standard that the Macbeth brand is known for.
The Macbeth Footwear Fall 2012 collection is now available in the United Kingdom and Europe at shop.macbeth.com and retails between £45 & £70.