23 April 2014

Sole Academy Exclusive: Nice Kicks x New Balance 1600 "Grand Anse"

Sole Academy is at it again, bringing to the local shores an exclusive collaboration between prominent brands. Nice Kicks is a sneaker website and store that progressed to be an influential voice to the sneaker community worldwide. Take that into account then add the notorious lifestyle running brand, New Balance, there's no surprise that a great-looking shoe will come out of their partnership. Nice Kicks founder, Matt Halfhill, explains the design of the shoe and how his life influenced it below.

"In 2000, Nice Kicks founder Matt Halfhill moved to the Caribbean island of Grenada, knowing little about his new home. Upon arrival he heard waves breaking on the beach below his family home – a beach that would become one of the most impactful places in his life. Inspired by this beach, the Nice Kicks X New Balance 1600 “Grand Anse” evokes the sight of nature, sounds of calypso rhythms and the touch of the soft white sand that makes Grand Anse the epicenter for the island culture of Grenada."

Looking to deconstruct the shoe and its materials? Let them do that for you below.

"The Nice Kicks X New Balance 1600 “Grand Anse” includes a royal blue and aqua pig suede and mesh upper representing the shallow water as you enter from the beach to the deeper blue water in the bay. White leather accents on the upper resemble the sails of boats and the sandy, light grey midsole symbolizes the sandy beach that makes Grand Anse one of the highest rated beaches in the Caribbean. Lastly, the style includes an ice rubber sole to represent the warm water of Grand Anse Bay. Additional details include a Nice Kicks signature full-reflective tongue; reflective laces; an ice rubber bottom; and, sea crystal hangtag."

The Nice Kicks x New Balance 1600 "Grand Anse" will be available at the Sole Academy Katipunan branch this Saturday, April 26, 2014. As announced, they only have 10 pairs for the shoe, so better get there early.


Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Copyright © 2012-2016 PURVEYR, All Rights Reserved.
Follow us on Instagram