Billy Reid has worn K-Swiss tennis shoes for over 25 years. Thus his collaboration with K-Swiss for Spring/Summer 2011 was a natural extension and a welcome opportunity to update the shoe that he has known and loved throughout the years. The Billy Reid for K-Swiss style, dubbed the Venice Surf & Court, will be available for Spring/Summer 2011 in a trio of washed canvases including washed natural, washed navy and washed black styles. The washed treatment reflects the well-worn quality of Reid’s own pair of K-Swiss tennis shoes, which inspired the collaboration, and evokes a lived in sensibility that mirrors Reid’s ready-to-wear collection. Furthermore, the endurance of these shoes represents the principal of Billy Reid’s namesake leather footwear; made from the highest quality materials and built to last a lifetime. Retail for the shoes is set at $95 USD with availability through Reid’s six national stores and exclusively online at Billyreid.com.