KEEN Takes Inspiration From the States for Its New UNEEK Installment

Made in collaboration with Loftman and Bamboo Shoots.

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KEEN is continuing to present evolved iterations of its UNEEK silhouette and the brand has now done this by unveiling a new collaboration with Japanese brands Loftman and Bamboo Shoots.

The new version of the shoe takes inspiration from American sneaker culture and Kai Kazuhiko of Bamboo Shoots and Makoto Kimura of Loftman have created new color directions of the UNEEK that are based on traditional “MADE IN USA” sneakers.

With this in mind, the new shoe has been designed with an interlocking cord system, while two polyester elastic cords conform to the foot’s movement for a more secure fit. Additionally, the shoe has also been complemented with a microfiber heel for a softer hold and bungee laces make for increased easy-on-easy-off accessibility.

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Both pairs have been designed with thin paneled detailing throughout, with one being hit with a black and white colorway, while the other is complemented with hues of grey. The breathable design also takes inspiration from the popular retail spaces of the Kanot and Kansai regions of Japan respectively, with the homegrown style resulting in a modern interpretation of American-made design from a Japanese point of view.

You can take a closer look at the new UNEEK iterations from KEEN above and both shoes are available to shop via the official KEEN website now.

In other footwear news, take a look at the new XLARGE and Clarks Originals collaboration.

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