Design Credits: Mr. Hare

With his rude boy roots and decidedly English demeanor, Marc Hare is one cool dude. His long dreads and artfully unkempt beard contrast well with his rather dapper personal style. The footwear he makes are an equal juxtaposition of gritty edge and high-class sensibilities.

He wasn't always so dressed-up, Hare actually ran Low Pressure, London's only surf shop, in 1992. A few years later, after consulting for sneaker brands and the likes of Levi's and Dr. Martens, he got the itch to start a footwear line of his own. Launching his label in 2009, he originally made waves for eye-catching kicks like spectator shoes made out of stringrays and prices as exorbitant as his designs. He's recently opened his first stand-alone store in London, and shows no signs of slowing down.