It is only midway through 2008 and already designers are planning for the next year. One such is sneaker label JB Classics Lab, which put together a preview of their latest model, the Esquire II (or Esquire Version 2 and Esq Ver-2).
As part of its Prime Label collection's John Doe series, the Esq Ver-2 features a more streamline silhouette, giving it a less "athletic" feel and more of casual tone. Beautifully quilted genuine leather patches on the vamp and side panels, along with a tone-on-tone screen printed JB forest pattern (vertical streaks), also in white, uppers. Interior is lined with black Drytex breathable fabric, in addition to an EVA base to wick moisture and absorb shock. An all natural gum rubber sole provides extra grip on any surface. This and all other future Esq edition will include embossed "ESQ" marking on the side heel panels as well as a recessed metalic tag on the tongue.
Look for it to drop during the early parts of 2009.
More photos after the jump...