Each season we bring a fresh approach to men’s footwear, with contemporary and functional designs manufactured in its own factory in China. For Spring/Summer 17, we present a collection designed to be significantly more lightweight and breathable. The shoemaker also introduces ladies’ styles for the first time.
In typical our style upper designs are understated, but with an updated aesthetic that focuses on hybrid sports styling through the use of either contemporary or retro sole units, technical fabrics and unlined, feature nubucks and suedes.
In the Reflection range, six men’s styles – four lace-up shoes and two mid-cut boots - come on ohw?’s own lightweight exaggerated trainer style IMEVA sole with a leather rand. By contrast, four men’s styles in the Glide range – three lace-up shoes and a hi-top boot - utilize a retro white or self-coloured rubber cupsole unit with a stitched toe guard.
A feature from our SS17 collection is the wider use of Ariaprene – a new, hypoallergenic and breathable punched mesh neoprene - as an upper material. Some styles also feature an Ariaprene internal elastic sock for improved fit. Also used extensively are breathable, perforated nubucks.
Also new is a genuine moccasin construction on a slim profile, combination rubber and phylon white sole. Available in nubuck, suede and Ariaprene in two colourways, the style features hand-stitched seams and whip-stitching.
Three new ladies’ styles are introduced in response to customer demand. Featuring the Glide retro cupsole unit, Marnie and Skyler - six-eyelet lace-up shoes, and Hester - a cross-over slip on shoe, come in perforated nubuck and Ariaprene in nine different material and colour combinations.
Colours for SS17 focus on ohw?’s typically understated monochrome and muted palette – Black, Grey, White, Taupe, Mustard and Green - with the addition of a bright Indigo Blue.