Hannah Smith wins the Allen Edmonds & Parsons Student Design Competition

Congratulations to the 2014 Allen Edmonds & Parsons The New School for Design Student Design Competition Winner Hannah Smith.

Allen Edmonds, challenged students from one of America’s top design schools, Parsons The New School for Design, to reinterpret the classic American men’s shoe in an innovative student design competition.


Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith’s design, the Bleecker Street Boot, will be offered as part of Allen Edmonds’ 2014 Fall collection.

Inspired by the history of Allen Edmonds, Smith’s design references some of the traditional design elements found in the company’s archived styles, but with a fresh eye to what a modern guy would want to wear. The Chukka boot is a nod to the 1950’s work boot, but her design combines casual and dressy elements and incorporates color to give it a contemporary look. Smith is a senior at Parsons the New School for Design, studying Fashion Design with a focus in Menswear and Accessories.

“We’re confident the Bleecker Street boot will be a favorite among young men looking for a versatile shoe that can be worn for work or casual,” said Paul Grangaard. “The perforated cap toe gives a modern spin to the traditional chukka. We are continually impressed by millennials’ ability to re-invent classic American style.”

For more information or to purchase the Bleecker Street, visit www.allenedmonds.com