Onitsuka Tiger x BAIT by Akomplice

October 18th, 2013

Onitsuka Tiger x BAIT by Akomplice

The Colorado Eighty-Five 6,200 FT

We are proud to announce the release of the first sneaker designed by Akomplice, which is GQ Magazine’s “Sneaker of the Week”. Our retailer BAIT has long-been a staunch supporter of the Onitsuka Tiger and the Colorado 85 model. When BAIT was presented with the opportunity to collaborate on the model, they found it fitting to reach out to us since they knew Akomplice originated from Colorado. We were honored to infuse our Rocky Mountain roots into the Onitsuka Tiger model, which bears our state’s name. This collaborative design is ripe with details that relate to our native state, starting with the name 6,200 FT, which is the exact elevation of Akomplice founders Mike and Patrick’s hometown of Carbondale, Colorado. The kicks also sport braided hiking laces and reinforced ripstop panels, which are always apropos when drawing inspiration from the Rocky Mountains. The nods to Colorado continue in the shoes color scheme of red, white, blue and yellow, which match our state flag and are representative of Colorado’s environmental features: Blue symbolizes the clear blue Rocky Mountain skies, gold acknowledges the abundant Colorado sunshine, red represents Colorado’s red soil, and white symbolizes the snow on the mountains. The visual cues to the ski slopes of Colorado are not limited to the surface. Within the shoe, a ski map has been emblazoned on the in-sole and reappears on the back of the hangtag, which doubles as a lift ticket. Check all pics after the jump.