Independent brand Clae has been one of the most suprising start-up entrants in the oft-convoluted casual sneaker market. The brand’s understated products are rooted in luxurious quality, moderate pricing, and mature silhouettes. The company’s most awe-inspiring shoe, the Russell Mid, is a high-rising anti-leisure shoe distinguished by a clean, white midsole and perforated upper. Expect to see the burnt red/white color scheme and many others throughout 2009. For more, please visit Clae’s website.