1. Axel Arigato
Luxurious simplicity forms the core ethos of this Swedish shoe label. The boys may have had this label all to themselves for awhile now, but this month, it's launching a women's line to add to their product offerings. Expect more of the same attention to detail at prices that won't break the bank. Our favourite pick? Their red ostrich-embossed leather sneaks. Three words: To die for.
Veja is not your everyday sneaker brand. Based in Paris, the environmentally-conscious label uses materials that are organic and of fair-trade origin. But eco-friendliness aside, it doesn't hurt that just as much thought has been put into the design of the shoes as well. We're loving the retro tennis shoe shape and ultra-comfy fit of these sneakers — they're the perfect go-to for a sporty casual look.
Started by two brothers, the label has made a name for its discreet, high quality sneakers. The process of making a pair of Feit sneakers is deceptively simple and stretches over six months: From cutting the leather pieces to stitching them together, each sneaker has been meticulously processed by a master craftsman. While the wait may be relatively long, the beautifully minimalistic shoes are definitely worth it.