Mr. Hare, Fall/Winter 2010: brought to you exclusively by your friends at Gravitypope

Posted Jul 15, 2010 by gravitypope in men's shoes, fall 2010, mr. hare

I can't think of the last time that we were this excited to carry a brand, and I'm certainly not exaggerating. Season after season our staff has been pestering Gravity Pope's buyers to pick up Marc Hare's eponymous line, and now our wishes have finally been granted. For all you sartorial-minded individuals, if you don't know about Mr. Hare and the "shoes you can attach some romance to", then you can enlighten yourselves now. This wholly independent line is now being carried by our wholly independent boutiques, an exclusive to the North American continent!

This season's collection, entitled Miss Your Air, is inspired by the city of Paris. In the words of Mr. Hare, "Paris had an air and it was graceful." Handmade in Tuscany by master Italian craftsmen on Mr.Hare's exclusive British lasts, the materials are only of the finest.  Here are a few tidbits about the styles available at Gravitypope, grabbed from Autumn / Winter 2010's look book:

Mr. Hare, "HUXLEY high shineâ€(mens), $695.00 CAD (Available in Black only.)
The Huxley is cut from a single piece of leather with a single stitch down the back, with a brogue detailing inspired by the hare (not rabbit) of Donnie Darko fame.

Mr. Hare, “MILLER scotch grain/high shineâ€(mens), $695.00 CAD (Available in Brown and Black.)

Mr. Hare, “WOLFE GALOSH leather/suede oxfordâ€(mens), $675.00 CAD (Available in Black only.)
My personal favorite, the Wolfe Galosh is classiness personified. I could dance from dawn 'til dusk in these. Do the tightrope, even?


Okay, so maybe they aren't wearing Mr. Hare, but I'm sure Janelle Monae would if given the chance!

Zuriick Spring/Summer 2010

Posted Jun 10, 2010 by gravitypope in men's shoes, spring 2010, zuriick

Gravitypope's second season with Zuriick continues with the staple Ake, a sleek alternative to other chunkier soled slip-ons. If you like these, then you should definitely check out some great additions that embody the brand's clean, yet quirky aesthetic. Have I mentioned the insanely affordable price point on these shoes?



Zuriick, AKE "ake canvas slip-on rubber sole" (men's) $65 CAD, available in Canyon, Slate, and Bloodline


Zuriick, SHUGLOW-BLK "shug low leather 2-eye lace-up flat oxford w/trim" (men's) $165 CAD


Zuriick, MADSEN-BLK "madsen leather 7-eye lace-up sneaker rubber sole" (men's) $110 CAD


Zuriick, ALPHAB-CAR "alpha beata canvas 3-eye mid-cut contrast trim" (men's) $75 CAD


Zuriick, CALDWELL-CHA "caldwell canvas 4-eye lace-up sneaker rubber sole" (men's) $75 CAD

Hummel World Cup Sneak Peek

Posted May 21, 2010 by gravitypope in men's shoes, spring 2010, hummel, world cup

For all you football fans out there, Gravity Pope is excited to be carrying Hummel's special edition World Cup sneakers, already on their way to our stores! Take a sneak preview at some of the countries represented before they hit the sales floor in a few weeks. Who will you be cheering for?


Italy


USA


Argentina


Germany


France


Brazil


England

Fluevog Cake Alchemy!

Posted Apr 8, 2010 by gravitypope in men's shoes, spring 2010, women's shoes, fluevog, cake alchemy, lauri ditunno, grand national


Reknowned pastry chef (and recent Gravitypope patron) Lauri Ditunno was gracious enough to provide a photo of her latest creation, inspired by the Fluevog Grand National! With a shoe made of chocolate and a box that doubles as a cake, this is one shoe that would satisfy all of your senses.

Though they haven't been made into edibles (yet?), Spring 2010 has brought us some delicious styles that'll have your inner Fluevog-er drooling.


Fluevog, MAHALO-T/B "wearever mahalo 1" peg heel round toe t-strap double strap" (women's) $289 CAD


Fluevog, MITTE-BUR "berlin mitte square toe 5.5" stiletto platform w/tassles" (women's) $359 CAD


Fluevog, FATIMA-TUR "miracles fatima suede/leather 2" block peep toe ribbon lace" (women's) $239 CAD


Fluevog, OBSERVER-GR "paperboys observers suede single eye lace-up" (men's) $245 CAD

Mr. Hare spring 2010

Posted Jan 28, 2010 by gravitypope in men's shoes, mr. hare, spring 2010



Gentlemen, we have very important footwear news - gravitypope is proud to add Mr. Hare to our list of brands. We have been drooling over these impeccably designed men's shoes since the AW09 collection launched and the SS10 collection 'Hot Steppers' confirmed this is a brand we MUST have.

Mr. Hare, the person, had an impressive career in PR, as a design consultant with Karrimore, was a marketing consultant for a long list of footwear and sport brands plus he opened 2 successful shops in London before starting Mr. Hare the brand - a brand that took 360 days from conception to fruition after a visit to a roadside tapas bar in Spain. Mr. Hare designs his shoes wherever he chooses. Currently handmade in Empoli (Tuscany, Italy), Mr. Hare will be made wherever the greatest manufacturer best suited to the task at hand is located.

For SS10 'Hot Steppers' is a dedication to a selection of Dancehall generals who through their sheer brilliance have given us reason to tear up the dance floors across all continents. Above the thrill of music that moves your physical and emotional state, there is only love in Mr. Hares humble opinion. For SS10, the major emphasis is on the materials. Mr. Hare wanted to create something with the presence of the AW09 'Purest Form' Collection, but with a much greater depth of character. The heart of the collection is made of Vachetta, a vegetable tanned leather that isn't produced in such an environmentally damaging way and the leather retains more of it's natural characteristics. These shoes must be polished regularly with natural bees wax polish and in return they will age and grow with you forming a unique patina and colouring that is distinct and unique. The more love you give them; the more reason they will give you to love them back.







More info about MR. Hare can be found at www.mrhare.co.uk or www.mrhares.blogspot.com

n.d.c. spring 2010 men's

Posted Jan 21, 2010 by gravitypope in men's shoes, spring 2010, n.d.c.

n.d.c. was created to open a new dimension to men’s and ladies footwear, offering luxurious materials, comfortable lasts and rejuvenated classics. n.d.c. products are “works of artâ€. Undisputed leaders in their category, they create timeless classics that out-live trends or fashions. Simplicity, quality, originality and constructional know-how are the 4 key factors in every collection.

Guys, if you are looking for an exceptional pair of boat shoes, n.d.c. have some of the finest pairs out there. Beautifully finished nubuck's with all of the subdued gold embossed details that we are familiar with in some of the n.d.c. accessories. These are works of art for your feet.


ALITHIA-ELE alithia nubuck hi-cut boat shoe $395 CAD

T-MOC-AER t-moc nubuck boat shoe w/contrast stitch $345

T-MOC-BIS t-moc nubuck boat shoe $345 CAD

bensimon for men

Posted Nov 30, 2009 by gravitypope in men's shoes, bensimon

For Fall 09, gravitypope picked up some great men's styles from Bensimon. Traditionally this sneaker was constructed of canvas, but the suede tennis mids and tennis lacet are a great addition to the collection and any men's wardrobe. Fantastic in the Anthracite colour way, the maroon is equally interesting with the classic Bensimon toe cap in black, also seen on the new 2 eye lace up as well.

This long established French company started out just after WWII importing second hand clothes into France. Inspired by the surplus of army canvas sneakers, La Tennis Bensimon in suede, also available for women sizing, offers a simple luxury that is colourful and relaxed, perfect for a little bit of fun everyday.


tennis mid suede 8 eye lace up for men H15032V-719 $140 CAD

H15032V-806 tennis mid suede 8 eye for men H15032V-806 $140 CAD

men's 4 eye tennis lace up in suede H15004v-806 $98 CAD

men's 2 eye tennis nils in suede H15144V-702 $125 CAD

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE GRAVITYPOPE PRE CHRISTMAS SALE! DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE!

men's sandals

Posted May 26, 2009 by gravitypope in cydwoq, men's shoes, sandals, acne, trippen, kenneth cole reaction, tsubo, kenneth cole new york

Finally the sun is shinning, buds are blooming and sandals are way easier to justify wearing now that May long weekend has passed. Today we're featuring some of the great sandals gravitypope has to offer for men. Be they thongs, slides, cross strapped or gladiators, you can count on great leathers, comfortable fits and exceptional styles for men this season at gravitypope.

acne tour low in red $375 CAD

punto pigro woven leather cancun sandal $255 CAD

cydwoq serve sandal with cross strap $225 CAD

cydwoq scorpion$275 CAD

kenneth cole reaction look n good $95 CAD

kenneth cole new york beach party $185 CAD

tsubo kormet $140 cAD

trippen poseidon $315 CAD

fluevog day - may 15

Posted May 14, 2009 by gravitypope in men's shoes, fluevog

Since 1970, John Fluevog has been creating a new tradition in footwear based on originality, quality, comfort, and entertainment. Over thirty years later, this tradition is alive and well. This foundation has been used to build a successful brand recognized worldwide both by industry insiders and everyday consumers who appreciate the value and importance of Fluevogs.

Congratulations Fluevog on 39 years of footwear. Today's highlights are some great men's footwear selections that came in for spring 2009. All available at www.gravitypope.com.


yvr-gry 3 eye suede chukka with tapered toe $209 CAD

yvr-blk 3 eye leather chukka $209 CAD

lhr-gry suede slip on $199 CAD

rusnak-blk 3 eye oxford with embossed leather detail $325 CAD

marcello-sil 4 eye metallic blucher $295 CAD

strathconabl 4 eye perforated leather chisel toe $245 CAD

gram + keep- spring 2009

Posted Apr 8, 2009 by gravitypope in men's shoes, sneakers, gram, keep

Keep

Keep is for all the women who have their game tight, who work hard to make things happen, who spread positivity and energy around them, who take care of their loved ones and most importantly take care of themselves. We make Keep shoes for those women who are tired of clown shoes, too many bells and whistles, and the misappropriation of the color pink.


All Keep products are cruelty free.


homer kp023rrg $85 CAD

ramos mid kp001gbg $105 CAD

shaheen chukka kp027ncl $105 CAD

Gram

Gram is a Stockholm based brand formed in April 2005 by Alexis Holm & Anna Stenvi. Although not dedicated to only designing shoes, it was the natural choice for a first collection.

Their shoes are not intended to steal the show or force you to throw away your entire wardrobe. They are designed to blend and enhance what you are wearing at any given moment.



383-blk 5 eye lace up $145 CAD

385-blu low top lace up $130 CAD

wings + horns - spring 2009

Posted Mar 9, 2009 by gravitypope in men's shoes, men's boots, wings + horns

The greatly anticipated delivery of Wings+Horns arrived including a full re-order of the highly sought leather service boot in matte for the spring season. Wings + Horns footwear is clean with a twist and classic in silhouette. Not meant to steal to the show, but guaranteed to make you stand out.

leather service boot wi-7022 $650 CAD

perforated leather hi top wi-7026-wht $350 CAD

grey leather hi top wi-7013-gry $350 CAD

grey perforated leather trainer wi-7029-gry $325 CAD

men's shoes - spring 2009

Posted Mar 3, 2009 by gravitypope in men's shoes, moma, grenson, n.d.c., acne, trippen, john varvatos

We here at gravitypope are truly loving everything coming in for men this season. There are some amazing shoes that the guys on staff will definitely be adding to their closets. Below are some of the hi lights that have come in so far. There is a great sense of maturity and a timeless quality to the men's shoes for spring 09. Be they oxfords or gibson's, the leathers are exceptional and there are some amazing suede's that words are unable to describe.

moma 23803-r6 two toned brogued oxford $495 CAD

moma 21803-wc distressed suede loafer $495 CAD

moma 21804-w1, distressed suede gibson $495


acne striking-709 $499 CAD

n.d.c. hetta2-367 handmade 2 eye blucher $735 CAD

grenson noble-pne 5 eye brogued oxford $360 CAD

trippen enigma-brn with velcro strap $385 CAD

trippen snob-blk slip on $415 CAD

john varvatos slip venetian f9-48j4-525 $335 CAD