SeaVees 05/65 Tennis Shoe pays homage to the month and year during which the legendary Arthur Ashe captured both the singles and doubles titles at the NCAA National Championship. Ashe — an integral part of the UCLA men’s tennis team — was instrumental in their capturing 31 of a possible 34 points. It’s only fitting then, that SeaVees — the quintessentially Californian purveyor of casual footwear — has created a classic sneaker inspired by a mid-sixties tennis aesthetic. The 05/65 is available in both pigskin suede and canvas, the latter being salt-washed over 90 minutes for a perfectly relaxed, lived-in finish. Additional features include a comfort footbed and uppers lined with naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic bamboo canvas — materials meant to keep feet dry, odorless, and the wearer’s mind on more important things. A traditional gum rubber sole provides grip and a softer ride, providing the base of a sneaker that mirrors the effortless manner in which Ashe captured his collegiate titles. The SeaVees 05/65 Tennis Shoe is available now at their online store in hazy, autumn-inspired colorways.
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