Yup. Yours truly. Finding a bone to pick with this amazing design was tough. So tough I didn’t succeed – the most I can do is say that the term ‘sneaker’ has always struck me as kind of off? When my granddad was young there was a kind of shoe called a brother creeper – and sneaker sounds like the same kind of deal to me. Footwear for men with dodgy habits and comb-overs is what I visualise when I hear sneaker.
Anyway, the good stuff. Anything Akomplice do is well thought out. So this version of the classic Onitsuka Tiger has a colourway that features the state flag of Colorado, using blue, gold, red and white, sturdy plaited laces and stunning insoles that feature a ski map.
Only 504 pairs of these trainers have been produced and for us outside Colorado the chances of getting a pair are remote. You can get a reservation ticket at the Diamond Bar Colorado until tomorrow but for the rest it’s a registration lottery so go and sign up and hope to get lucky – we have! The lucky ones will pay $109.99 (plus shipping) for their ‘sneakers’.
And if you’re not lucky, how about this raffish Akomplice Mingo Tee in black or mint for just $26.00? Small compensation but still stylish …
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