Vancouver boutique Lark has launched a limited sneaker edition called the Carl Haessner IIX Olympia, in a nod to Zeha-Berlin’s Olympic history and in anticipation of the Winter Olympics Games in Lark’s hometown. Named after Carl Haessner, the founder of Zeha, the sneaker is inspired by Zeha sneakers worn by Olympic athletes in Germany and the Soviet Union in the 1960s. Its trademarks are double-slash stripes, with gold embroidery, which incorporates the spirit of the brand’s history and events in Lark’s hometown. “We are excited about this collaboration with Lark and adding this sneaker to the Zeha legacy,” said Axel Menzler, the North American distributor of Zeha-Berlin. “It is fitting with the store and the city, as Olympia meets high quality and high fashion.” The sneaker captures the elegance and character of Zeha’s golden history, merged with the Carl Haessner luxury collection. Handmade in Italy from the finest Italian leathers in vegetable-tan gold and black, the Carl Haessner IIX continues to carry the torch for tradition, craftsmanship and style. This design concept also fits the philosophy of Lark, a multilabel boutique that specializes in distinctive and classically tailored high-quality clothing from all over the world. With its tasteful inventory of elegant yet down-to-earth pieces, Lark houses iconic European heritage brands and modern brands from Europe, North America and Japan. The special edition sneakers are available exclusively at Lark Clothing, 2315 Main Street, and online.

—Isabel Mühlbauer