Consisting of 12 drops over the course of 12 months, UGG‘s CA805 “12×12” collection taps different pieces of California culture for its inspirations, and its latest offering is a two-shoe “Thermal” pack. Drawing from the advanced tech created in Silicon Valley, both “Thermal” styles portray heat mapping and state-of-the-art thermal vision cameras in bold fashion.
Although the inspiration for each shoe is the same, the interpretation is vastly different. One style is dressed entirely in black, only showing a multi-colored sockliner. However, this seemingly simple style belies its inspirations. When exposed to heat, the black upper’s color shifts to a vibrant mixture of reds, blues, and oranges — a thermal camera scan in sneaker form. For those who don’t want to wait, the other pair offers a fabric upper with an all-over thermal print, stitched tongue detailing and lenticular overlays, providing a more immediate — if less intricate — look.
Both pairs offer a triangular top eyestay with debossed UGG branding, thick, beefy EVA foam midsoles and a lugged rubber outsole. This release follows up a “Cedar” pack, two styles inspired by California’s vast Yosemite National Park.
The UGG CA805 “Thermal” collection will release via atmos retail locations and the atmos webstore on May 8, and each pair is priced at ¥18,000 JPY (approximately $170 USD). The color-shifting style is also available now in the US via the UGG webstore.