words // Steve Jaconetta
This time around, the Boston-based retailer has teamed up with Brooks Running for the first time. Choosing to work on the classic Chariot silhouette, originally released in 1982. The model features the same tech qualities as the OG, including a Diagonal Rollbar, molded tri-layer insole, solid rubber outsole and perforations on the toe. Inspired by the state of Washington, which is the home state of Brooks and also one of the largest producers of Merlot grapes and wine in the US.
This pair comes in a navy, light blue and wine colorway. Featuring a premium full suede upper broken up into three parts, the two stages of color for Merlot grapes (Navy and light blue) and the final product Merlot Wine on the toe. Leather lining, a co-branded leather insole, white eva wedge sole and waxed cotton laces finish this pair off.
The Concepts x Brooks Chariot will be available exclusively in-store at Concepts as well as online at cncpts.com on Saturday, September 13 in limited quantities.
Steve Jaconetta is the Release Dates & Archive Editor of Sole Collector and you can follow him on Twitter here.