Young sneaker label, CLAE have released their recently announced Spring 2009 collection that has been floating around the internet for some time now. For the last two season, CLAE have offered nothing but new colorways and leather styles. As a brand who have been lucky enough to powerfully innovate the “smart casual” sneaker market, it has been sad to see their potential set to a limit due to their repetitive styles. As an avid CLAE fan, I was on the edge of my seat this season thanks to two new designs, and an array of new material alterations and colorways. Say hello to the Tompson—a black and white leather mid-cut sneaker mixing styles from their Whitman and Russell designs—and the Kennedy—a Vans Era looking style that reminisces on the 70s tennis shoe craze. Along with these incredibly charming new releases, CLAE has added a wide range of new colorways and material alterations on their beloved designs—including the Cousteau, Miles, Whitman, Russell, and Romare. They’re out now, so go get them!