Founded in 2001, Clae helped to pioneer the fusion of sneakers and smarter footwear. Proving that ‘smart casual’ can sometimes be a very good thing, their hybrids of athletic and traditional styles found favour with a generation who had outgrown the skate shoes of their youth but weren’t ready to hang up their sneakers just yet. Here’s an exclusive look at the new Spring 2009 collection which stays true to the brand’s philosophy of creating dapper modern classics with unusual details. This season sees a couple of new models introduced to the line-up, while several staple favourites have been revamped with new colours and fabric applications including patent leather and wool.