For our latest collaborative creation, we have teamed up with Fila on an apparel and footwear capsule collection. Today we give you an up close look at the footwear portion of the collaboration. Part ode to Fila’s rich, 106-year history, part personal homage to the magic energy Patrick Liberty and Mike McCarney have experienced in the Yucatan of Mexico. Each aspect of the shoe is inspired by a distinct part of the region’s ecosystem, like the light green on the insole, tongue tag and heel, which represents jungle foliage and the Caribbean Sea. Purple on the outsole, logo and lining stands for ocean coral and the fruit produced by the tropical climate, while the light brown base symbolizes the sand and limestone on which the region is founded.
In addition to providing a picturesque backdrop for the lookbook, the Yucatan and Riviera Maya coastline is of particular importance to Akomplice. Co-founder Patrick Liberty calls the town of Akumal home and many of the company’s creatives frequent the region for various projects.
In addition to the kicks, each pair comes complete with a color-matched box that bears the Akomplice maxim “3rd Eye Open / Made In Love.” Quantities of the capsule collection will be limited and available exclusively on the Akomplice Webstore on Cinco de Mayo. Stay tuned for more information on the apparel portion of this project.
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