New York-based brand Only NY has teamed up with PRO-Keds once again for a sneaker and T-shirt collaboration. While the brands have worked together on Royal Lo and Royal Hi sneakers, this is the first time that the Royal Plus silhouette will get an upgrade.
The Only NY x PRO-Keds Royal Lo Plus sneaker has a premium Wolverine Suede upper, red and blue stripes on the midsole and co-branding on the back with debossed and screen printed logos. The shoe is available in three distinct colorways: Old Gold, Egret and Hunter Green. Only NY and PRO-Keds also collaborated on a T-shirt that was inspired by vintage PRO-Keds advertisements, reading “Shoes for Athletes’ Feet” on the back.
While the Royal Lo and Hi were two of the earliest basketball shoes, the Royal Plus was introduced in the ’70s as an upgrade of the Royal silhouette and worn by basketball players like Nate Archibald and Pete Maravich. By the ’80s, the shoes came to represent the greater street scene of New York.
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Our latest collaboration with @prokeds is now available online & in-store! This is our first time working with this silhouette after doing the Royal Lo and Royal Hi in past collaborations with PRO-Keds. Both were known as two of the earliest basketball shoes and The Royal Plus was introduced in the 70's as an upgrade to the Royal silhouette and worn by some early star players like Nate Archibald and Pete Maravich. Naturally the shoes took off in the New York City basketball scene and eventually became synonymous with the greater NYC street scene of the 70's and 80's.