We’re bringing more exciting news to you all… We are proud to announce that after a successful first collaboration are launching a second collection with British Hip Hop Artist & Spoken Word Poet Scroobius Pip today!!
We first got together in September 2016, the collaboration boot featured Scroobius Pip’s handwritten logo on the back of the boot with his personal label motto on the inside.
After a design-led meeting with Scroobius Pip a mini collection was created incorporating three of our classic styles. For men’s we’ve taken Hawkins and Deacon and for women’s, Keegan and Deacon but with a unique new look. The three styles come in naturally tanned full grain burnished leathers. The men’s colourway is a rich brown/black finish and the women’s is a dark gunmetal/black finish.
Each pair includes our ‘signature’ detailing that is size markers on the uppers and contrast hand-stitching. ‘Brand’ details include Scroobius Pip laser cut logo on the heel tab and Scroobius Pip branding on the sock of each product.
Men’s sizing ranges from UK6 – UK12 and women’s UK3-UK8. This exciting collab is available to buy right now through here - don't miss out!
“We may not be for you and that’s fine”
We are excited to share our new collaboration with Hip Hop Artist & Spoken Word Poet Scroobius Pip. Together we have designed a dual branded high top boot which launches for pre-order today!
Scroobius Pip is as a UK spoken word poet and hip hop recording artist from Stanford-le-hope, Essex. He first gained prominence as one half of hip hop duo Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip sparked by their debut single ‘Though Shalt Always Kill’.
We initially approached Pip (as he likes to be called) in regard to sponsoring his hugely successful podcast - Distraction Pieces but we got talking and decided to embark upon a collaboration. Pip is a self-confessed sneaker nerd so this project was right up his street. A couple of weeks later we sat down with our footwear designers and the idea came to life as we sifted through materials & added Pips handwritten logo to our designs.
Scroobius Pip’s openness and honesty about who he is and what he stands for is what appealed to us from day one. Pip's motto of “We may not be for you and that’s fine” resonates with our brand ethos of everything we do being a reflection of ohw? we are.
We will be launching the collaboration on a limited run of only 36 pairs. Each pair will include a signed Polaroid of Pip from a recent shoot we did in London. Available for pre-order here - don't miss out!
“We may not be for you and that’s fine”
For Autumn/Winter '15 we introduce a new range of more directional, sneaker-inspired styles to our existing contemporary classic collection.
A range inspired by the luxury sneaker market that combines our signature understated uppers with an exaggerated trainer style IMEVA sole unit with a leather rand. The range will feature three boots and two shoes that will feature special detailing like hidden ghillie laces, padded tongues and collars and much more. As always you can be assured of our use of quality full grain leather and wool, with a classic monochrome colour palette that have hints of autumnal accents.
Traveller & Relax
This season we decided to streamline our core styles into two distinct ranges.
The Traveller range will feature two new boots that build on the success of our classic styles like the Gatland, Farrell and Rowntree. Their casual sports inspired design is what lead to their appeal in the market and the range will continue to focus and expand on this approach in the future.
The Relax range is the most understated range, with pared down uppers married to our early stitch down, casual sole. Established styles Hiro, Roc and Dan are joined by a new, four-eyelet and two-ski hook casual boot.
Both the sole units in the Traveller and Relax ranges are combination rubber and phylon, the latter more usually found in the midsole of sports shoe constructions. These and the new lightweight Reflection unit give ohw? footwear the added benefit of being exceptionally easy to wear.
The sunshine is starting to creep through our windows and we’re already planning the weekend ahead. Whether you're contemplating a weekend at home or your social calendar is choc-a-bloc, here’s our top picks to get you started!
You’re sure to be the centre of attention when you step out in this striking pair of full grain leather, two-eyelet stitch down boots. This shade of Umber has a matte finish so you need not fear it clashing with your outfit!
This Bomber Jacket is lightweight and comfortable for use all year round. Crafted to be luxuriously soft yet stylish, the Bomber features eye-catching R&E logo studs on two tilted front pockets and a chunky, antique brass zip pull.
Always wanted to dabble in the art of distilling spirits? This easy and effective gin making kit lets you mix flavours and spices to your favourite vodka to create the perfect homemade gin.
Crafted in the USA from North American white oak, merino wool felt and a weighty metal base, the Spool Dock keeps your cable tidy and swivels with the touch of a finger.
We are pleased to share our new collaboration with men’s fashion and lifestyle blog Buckets and Spades. Together we have created an exclusive, limited edition, suede moccasin boot.
Although Buckets and Spades blogger Matthew Pike lives in Blackpool (hence the charming title of the blog), Buckets and Spades is based in Lancashire, London and beyond and has been frequently listed among the top men’s fashion and lifestyle blogs.
ohw? x Buckets and Spades is the result of a mutual appreciation that led to Mat, a lover of simple, effective designs, agreeing to design a ohw? shoe.
Also a lover of bright colours, Mat’s three-eyelet moccasin boot design comes in striking sea blue and aquamarine suede, with a bright orange leather lining, red hiking laces and a white moccasin sole with an orange pyramid base.
Details include hand-stitched seams and whip-stitching, leather socks and less obvious touches such as size markers along the cut edges of the upper materials (the traditional way that shoemakers indicate the sizes of cut pieces).
The Buckets & Spades logo is hand embossed onto the suede back tab of the boot.
You can get your hands on a pair here or in store from our exclusive stockist, YEUK.
When we first launched ohw? our aim, apart from making great shoes, was to be as up front as possible about how we make them, who makes them and where.
We're shoemakers first and foremost and we're very proud of our factory in China and its shoemaking expertise.
In a similar vein, when developing our first advertising creative we hit upon the idea of using hand drawings that underline our craftsmanship and featuring, not models, but some of the people who work with us.
All the images have been created by our friend John Jarrett, a talented illustrator and also fashion editor of cool men's style site Individualism. John himself appears in one of the executions.
The other subjects are Norman Hayes our main creative man, Christian Venn our guy in the US and Paul Wallett who we turn to for marketing wisdom when we need it.