Words by Eddie STATS Houghton, via Cutlass & Cane
Speaking of Kingston in Paris, Parisian kicks-retailer Shinzo added some Euro-value to the already-powerhouse combination of Usain Bolt x Puma recently, producing a limited edition shoe called the Bolt New Future. Despite the name, the New Future looks a lot like classic suede Pumas from the Beastie Boys era (not a bad thing) but with a sleeker look due to the intense saturated mono-color. The suede, it turns out, is actually “eco-friendly leather” and the other materials are described as: “cork sockliner, recycled foam last, reground rubber outsole, water-based ink and organic cotton bag” so the Future may refer to the green economy more than spaceships. Comes in both low and high-top in three color-ways: black on black, green on green and a very Kill Bill yellow on yellow. Since together those comprise the tri-color of the Jamaican flag, who you think will be the first dancehall star (or dance crew?) to mix and match them for patriotic effect? One black and one green high-top, for instance, tied off with a yellow bandana…or maybe black and yellow (no Wiz-o) for BlackGold. Check out more views below and try out your own combinations at Por Vocaçao.