UK-based sneaker label AUXILIARY has unveiled “Vol. 2,” its second round of understated footwear silhouettes that draw inspiration from an eclectic mixture of resources.
The non-seasonal brand looks to skate shoes, cars, graphic slogans and vintage audio products for inspiration, which not only taps into its name, but also its sneakers’ design. With “Vol. 2,” AUXILIARY presents the ANTISKATE, “a love letter to your favorite 90’s skate shoe,” which delivers a premium and handmade retro aesthetic that features Italian suede, embossed calf leather, a printed leather spoiler, full leather lining and a textured grosgrain trim on the sole. Rounding off the ANTISKATE is a leather-lined stash pocket inside the tongue.
Elsewhere, AUXILIARY designers Matthew Taylor and Graeme Gaughan offer up the INFRA silhouette in both lace-up and slip-on iterations. The lace-up suede, calf leather and bolder-branded iterations, such as the pair that reads “CONTINUOUS PLAY” on its heel, and comes in black and white offerings.
The slip-on INFRA is the standout pair from “Vol. 2,” bringing sophistication to the skate-inspired look. The uppers are made from quilted Kid suede and sport a touch of Italian leather on the heel, as well as a 3M stripe on the rear, and are made by hand in Portugal along with the rest of the collection.
Take a look at AUXILIARY “Vol. 2” in the gallery above and shop the entire collection in select stores and online now.
For more premium footwear, check out the soon-coming CLOT x Nike Air Force 1 “Royale University Blue Silk.”
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