One may be an esteemed Tokyo streetwear brand while the other is a California-based purveyor of skateboarding footwear, but Fxxking Rabbits and DC Shoes both offer an iconoclastic ethos in their products — matching trains of thought that have been brought together on their new collaborative collection. Offering a skate-ready take on the Williams Slim and a more conceptual iteration of the bulky Court Graffik, each shoe is united by a black, white and yellow color scheme and special branding.
Stevie Williams‘ familiar Williams Slim boasts a white leather upper that’s constructed of ridged leather and overlaid by a black mudguard for a look that’s somewhat reminiscent of the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi.” Yellow DC branding hits the quarter and tongue, but is most visible on the latter thanks to a large rubberized badge with both parties’ logos. Black tongues, yellow laces/heel tabs and black midsoles/outsoles complete the look.
The bulky Court Graffik may be a skate shoe at its core, but here it’s all about casual style, boasting a super-sized fur tongue and printed fat laces. The tongue boasts the same rubberized badge as the Williams Slim — complete with a rabbit attempting to perform coitus on the DC logo — while uppers take on a quilted leather pattern with a white DC badge on the quarter and yellow heel tabs. Black outsoles round off the look.
Fxxking Rabbits and DC Shoes’ Williams Slim and Court Graffik will release January 23 at retailers like atmos. The MSRP for the Williams Slim is set at ¥14,000 JPY (approximately $135 USD) while the Court Graffik arrives at ¥15,000 JPY (approximately $145 USD).
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