The shoe looks like a pure match for Awake NY, which cleverly performs with Nineties motifs in its collections. And the label’s founder, longtime Supreme vet Angelo Baque, is a grasp of bringing a strong and sudden perspective to his collaborations. (For a collab with Timberland final 12 months, Awake NY went with a classic trekking boot as an alternative of the historic label’s extra apparent six-inch work boot.) Right here, the Jungle Moc’s waterproof suede higher will get decked out in a muted gray, whereas the curved and air-cushioned sole will get the two-tone remedy of gray and beige. Some refined particulars are included, too, like hints of purple and a small Awake emblem on the aspect. All in, it’s a sleek-looking shoe that feels nearer to town streets than the rugged hillside. The shoe is ready to drop on June 18 by way of Awake NY and Dover Street Market.
Should you adopted Baque’s handiwork at Supreme, the place he labored for a decade earlier than beginning Awake NY, you’re doubtless conscious that the designer is aware of the cleverest collaborations are those that catch you off guard. By selecting Merrell’s Jungle Moc and bringing it over into the house of covetable streetwear, that’s exactly what has occurred right here—and rattling, does it look good.