An interesting design popped up in Creative Recreation’s new Italian Collection for Fall 09. The LA-based footwear company has incorporated an innovative removable upper zipper design which allowed the wearer to convert his hi-top into a boat shoe sneaker and vice versa. Other than an added functionality, the collection stays classy in a basic color palette of black, white and browns, with premium leather upper of different treatments. While there is a pair of ultra hi-top with blend of brown suede and white leather upper, there are others featuring a brighter polished patent black leather. These kicks from the Italian Collection are due to drop in August at BLENDS.