It’s been an eventful past few weeks for Salehe Bembury. Apart from his day job as Vice President of Men’s Sneakers and Footwear at Versace, the talented designer released his highly-anticipated New Balance 2002R collaboration and received the “Designer of the Year” honor from Footwear News’ annual Achievement Awards. However, Bembury is never one to rest on his laurels — and has now begun to tease a new sneaker collaboration with ANTA.
Most well-known in the US as the shoe sponsorer of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, ANTA is a Chinese footwear powerhouse that’s aiming to make waves stateside. Bembury has been hinting at a project with ANTA since April, previewing both boot-like high tops and a low-cut hiking silhouette. However, he recently took to his Instagram to share photos of the shoes once again — hinting that their release may be impending.
As can be seen in the image gallery above, Bembury’s low-cut style has been done up in vivid orange, green and red colorways. Each features a one-piece mesh upper that’s bolstered by a rubberized sheath with plenty of cut-out detailing. Midsoles are thick and chunky, with an abstract latticed pattern showing off what appears to be a soft foam core. Hits of ANTA branding and offroad-ready lugged outsoles complete the look.
At the time of writing, a release date or pricing information for Bembury’s latest sneaker collaboration has yet to be announced. More info will likely surface in the forthcoming weeks.
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