Having already joined up with 1017 ALYX 9SM several times, technical hiking brand ROA now links with Californian tastemakers Brain Dead for a pair of elevated Oblique shoes. Brain Dead upgrades ROA’s signature silhouette with a few graphic tweaks, combining the worlds of technical gear and street-friendly footwear.
The familiar black midsole remains, with a Brain Dead graphic towards the heel, but the rest of the shoe is utterly reimagined. A bold yellow pull tab and laces match the Vibram branding on the bespoke outsole, which sports a wintery camouflage-like pattern. Crisscrossing lines appear on the lightweight, yet sturdy nylon upper, adding a versatile pattern to the already-head-turning design.
The collaborative Obliques hit Brain Dead’s web store and select stockists on February 22.
Most recently, Brain Dead joined with Clay Arlington for a collaborative range of graphic layers.