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Northampton Sneaker Co.

"If sneakers were cars, ours would be an Aston Martin...Handcrafted over weeks, rather than mass manufactured."

Northampton Sneaker Co. create extreme-luxury handcrafted footwear entirely in the UK using traditional techniques and the finest materials.  They combine the modern street-style and comfort of athletic footwear with the incredible quality of traditional English shoe making.  Unadorned by stripes, lightning bolts or machine guns, the Northampton Sneaker has a discretely embossed tongue with evidence of any remaining labels or branding hidden inside the shoe itself.

Using the innovative and legendary Goodyear Welt, a process that involves stitching the sole and upper together rather than glueing, the Northampton Sneaker has a feel of sturdiness, permanence and craftsmanship turned up to "11". This traditional manufacturing technique combined with lightweight, cushioned soles brings a shoe of this design and visual impact up to the minute in terms of comfort, durability and most importantly, wearability.  These shoes require no break-in and can also be resoled, bringing a truly bespoke relationship to the wearer.

mahabis Larvik Classic Slipper

Pictured with Skåne Yellow soles

Pictured with Skåne Yellow soles

Krona o Stjärna is proud to have established an affiliate partnership with mahabis.

The mahabis classic slipper bundle contains their designed upper and a free pair of Skåne Yellow detachable soles. the classic upper is a sculpted slipper aiming for both comfort and minimalist style. lightweight, and finished with their neoprene cushion soft heel, the mahabis classic is easy to slip-on and off. combined with their detachable soles they form the ideal slipper for everyday adventures.  Other colorways available at



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Put a Spring in Your Step: Cole Haan LunarGrand Long Wingtip in Canvas

Cole Haan kicks off Spring right with the newest version of LunarGrand® in canvas. One of the best shoes around to stylishly cover the merciless New York streets, LunarGrand® is extremely comfortable, supportive and lightweight.  Baked-in Nike Air® technology will see to that.



The Berluti Playtime Shoemaker Sneaker

French-Italian shoemaker Berluti have created a low-cut sneaker made in the spirit of a bespoke shoe out of a single piece of Palermo Venezia leather, ensuring enhanced comfort and durability.  A great and unique statement on style and versatility this summer.  This shoe comes in three colors; 'Savana' (pictured above) 'Purple Multico' and 'Mimosa'.  Other patina options can be ordered on request.

$1,420.00 USD


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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow | Adidas Climaheat Rocket Boost

If you're in NYC, today may be the day to make the Adidas® Climaheat™ Rocket Boost your daily drivers.  With supple leather uppers and high-cut configuration, BOOST™ midsole for increased response and reversed ADIWEAR® outsole for extra bite in the snow, the Climaheat Rocket Boost is a shoe-in.  There, I said it.