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Any sneaker manufactures with Horween Chromexcel leather?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by rrr22777, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. rrr22777

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    Any sneaker manufactures with Horween Chromexcel leather? Seems to be the perfect type of leather for a sneaker but I can't find one.
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    What improvements would you suggest to them?
     


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    New Balance makes a few using Horween leather.
    Not sure if CXL.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Not using horween leather? Not being beige?
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Is this a real question?

    For starters, I would have the leather skived so that the back has a clean seam, like most Stans.
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Yeah, some of these actually look okay. They are in the Made in England range, and I think that they are Horween. I saw some eddish ones that were pretty attractive.

    It's natural CXL. I dunno. Horween leather is fine for kicks, but a lot of times, it's like the designers put zero thought into the actual design changes needed if you are using a heavy leather like Horween tends to make. The Buttero shell cordovan sneaker was the most awkward sneaker I'd ever seen. The Buttero dudes, super nice, were so stoked to show them to everyone that I couldn't even bring myself to say anything negative. Just "Oh, they are shell. I see!" none of which was a lie.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I have a hard time appreciating something that goes against everything we look for in a sneaker unless it really integrates into a designer's full vision (CCP drip) and can hardly be considered a sneaker.
     


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    PF Flyers just put out their ltd edition indigo Horween sneakers

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Or something like Hender Schemes?

    But that begs the question - what are you looking for in a sneaker?
     


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    I believe the Reebok AW13 are chromexcel as well. Some websites specifically claim the leather is as such, while others have a more generic description for the leather.
     


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