The Kinfolk X Zespa Sneaker gets a greenlight from High Speed Magazine!
Yesterday, notorious lifestyle and contemporary menswear brand Kinfolk releases a special limited edition sneaker in collaboration with French luxury footwear label Zespa. Made by hand in France, with the best quality leather and materials, this collaborative item will be exclusively available for purchase online at kinfolklife.com and at their flagship store located on 94 Wythe in Williamsburg.
Hailing from Aix-en-Provence, Zespa aims at offering Men’s & Women’s high quality shoes with timeless design. The high-quality sneakers are completely leather lined, have lateral stitching and the Kinfolk logo is embossed in gold on the tongue of the sneaker.
Kinfolk Creative Director Jey Perie, on the design inspiration – “I’m from the South of France and being able to work with a handmade leather shoe manufacturer from my region is an amazing opportunity. Not only am I stoked to highlight the quality and design of the Zespa brand in New York, but I’m also super excited to add a Kinfolk and New York twist to the shoe and see young men and women wearing a pair outside of our circles.”
Hailing from Aix-en-Provence, Zespa aims at offering Men’s & Women’s high quality shoes with timeless design. The high- quality sneakers are completely leather lined, have lateral stitching and the Kinfolk logo is embossed in gold on the tongue of the sneaker. Retailing for $280 USD, the luxurious handmade sneakers come with an extra pair of laces and a complimentary dust bag.
Recognizing a carefully crafted and well-designed product, Kinfolk’s first ever collaborative footwear design with Zespa marks an ambitious milestone for the Brooklyn-based brand – ultimately showcasing Kinfolk’s signature sensibilities and world-class style by way of its apparel collaborations.
Founded in 2008, Kinfolk is seeking to expand its Wythe corridor in Williamsburg to other brick-and-mortar markets across the globe. Born as a collective from New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Kinfolk initiatives grow from the range of locations the brand has established: the communal design studio in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Kinfolk 90; their culinary and cocktail nightspot in Tokyo, Kinfolk Lounge; the bar and cocktail club that has grown into a multiuse creative space, Kinfolk 94; and, of course,
The Kinfolk Store that has become one of New York City’s most notable menswear boutiques.
Luxury label Zespa combines supreme quality materials along with top level craftsmanship from their base in the small town of Aix-en-Provence in the South of France to produce some of the most stylish footwear on the market.
Born from the desire of a young trio of engineers in 2009 to redesign the famous jute soled casual shoe, Zespa’s expectation-defying shoes combine time-honored techniques with the brand’s young, irreverent spirit.
Zespa’s exciting sneaker collaboration with Kinfolk is just one of the many exciting partnerships to take place this fall with more to come in the forthcoming seasons.
Street Date: September 20, 2017