Goods & Services are known for the custom Air Jordan 1s, Air Force 1s, Birkenstocks and more that come out of their atelier in downtown Los Angeles, but they’re dipping their toes into the world of original footwear design with a brand-new bespoke made-to-order program. The three-cobbler team is offering two original footwear designs — one a sneaker made of upcycled military surplus garments that’s named the MS01, the other a custom mule — each of which is made entirely by hand and features a Blake stitched construction so it can be resoled as many times as the wearer desires.
The sneakers, pictured above, were made on an old-school running shoe last and feature a patchwork-style olive and tan upper that’s made from vintage military field jackets and army ammunition bags plus deadstock leather. Each piece of the jackets and bags were put to use, with the twill tape and button loops from the bag used for the tongue loops, back tabs and quarter panels while the jacket’s buttoned cuffs are used for details on the vamp — enabling the shoe to either be buttoned up or worn down low in a “convertible” style. Insoles are constructed of premium leather, and outsoles are built from Vibram’s ECO rubber.
Mules, shown below, are made from veg tan leather and cork, and feature a fidlock buckle closure. They’re essentially a high-end handmade Birkenstock that’s been produced in both black and natural tan.
Expect Goods & Services to open orders for the MS01 and custom mule via their webstore on October 24. The MS01 is priced at $1,800 USD and limited to 24 pairs, each of which will be numbered and signed. The mule will be priced at $500 USD.
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