The shoe looks like a pure match for Awake NY, which cleverly performs with Nineteen Nineties motifs in its collections. And the label’s founder, longtime Supreme vet Angelo Baque, is a grasp of bringing a stable and surprising perspective to his collaborations. (For a collab with Timberland final yr, Awake NY went with a classic trekking boot as a substitute 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 therapy of gray and beige. Some refined particulars are included, too, like hints of crimson and a small Awake brand on the facet. All in, it’s a sleek-looking shoe that feels nearer to the town streets than the rugged hillside. The shoe is ready to drop on June 18 through Awake NY and Dover Road Market.
For those who adopted Baque’s handiwork at Supreme, the place he labored for a decade earlier than beginning Awake NY, you’re seemingly conscious that the designer is aware of the cleverest collaborations are those that catch you off guard. By choosing 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.