The shoe appears like a pure match for Awake NY, which skilfully performs with 1990s motifs in its collections. And the label’s founder, longtime Supreme veterinarian Angelo Baque, is a grasp at giving his collaborations a stable and surprising perspective. (To work with Timberland final 12 months, Awake NY selected a classic trekking boot rather than the historic label’s extra apparent 6-inch work boot.) Right here, the Jungle Moc’s waterproof suede higher is a muted grey, whereas the curved and air-cushioned sole receives the two-tone remedy of grey and beige. There are additionally some delicate particulars like a contact of pink and a small Awake emblem on the aspect. All in all, it is a smooth wanting shoe that feels nearer to the town streets than the rugged hills. The shoe is slated for launch June 18 by Awake NY and Dover Avenue Market.
For those who’ve adopted Baque’s craftsmanship at Supreme, the place he labored for a decade earlier than beginning Awake NY, you most likely know the designer is aware of that the neatest collaborations are those that shock you. By deciding on Merrell’s Jungle Moc and bringing it into the coveted streetwear area, that is precisely what occurred right here – and rattling it, it seems to be good.