KICKS LAB x Le Coq Sportif "Road Trippin" by Steven Harrington & Dez Einswell

by Henrik Buzzi

KICK LAB., located in Harajuku Tokyo, the center of Japanese street fashion, who keep developing the Japanese sneaker culture to the world. "Dez Einswell" and "Steven Harrington", two artists based in LA. "Le Coq Sportif", a France origin athletic brand that has the longest history in the world from 1882. These three across the countries come together and are going to release special models EUREKA OG DZ and LCS R 1000 SH.

The concept of the collaboration is "Road Trippin'". Dez Einswell chose le coq sportif's standard item EUREKA OG for this collaboration. His theme is "Sky Line" which was inspired from hiking through the great nature of California. Colors of the deep earth and the transparent sky are expressed as brown and blue and these contrasting colors are applied to EUREKA OG in perfect balance. His iconic original characters are featured on side of the upper and the midsole. This is literally his very unique special model. On the other hand, Steven Harrington chose LCS R 1000 which is also known for their standard item. His theme is "Faces and Places". This inspiration comes from the meeting people through the daily journey in the city and the nature. He expresses this theme in the vivid combination of turquoise blue and black. This is a very good contrast to Dez Einswell's design. This model features Steven Harrington's iconic original characters drawn on side of the upper and the midsole just like Dez Einswell's one. Releasing at KICKS LAB and Colette on July 29.