words // Brandon Richard
Supra Footwear recently collaborated with French creative powerhouse BKRW on a unique variation of the Skytop III. Muska's third pro model is decked out in black varnished full-grain leather, pony fur and ostrich skin. Leather also works the shoe's pull tab and inner lining.
The BKRW Skytop III comes in a premium, matte black box with a microfiber shoe bag, and is packaged with a shoehorn and a pair of wooden shoe trees.
“Supra and BKRW were nearly born at the same time and we’ve worked together ever since,” said Jay Smith of BKRW. "Regarding the BKRW Skytop III, Greg [Hervieux, the other half of BKRW] knew since the very beginning what he wanted to do with SUPRA: make a high fashion, premium shoe. He wanted to create a clash between skateboarding and John Loeb, or J.M. Weston, by using premium fabrics, and he also wanted to give the famous Skytop III upper cage an entirely new interpretation. The luxury market has always cut and pasted our culture, so we thought it's payback time and let’s show them how we can rape and twist their styles just as they’ve been doing to us.”
A very limited number of the BKRW Skytop III will be available at BLACKRAINBOW in Paris on Saturday, September 29.
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