On March 28th we got a sneek peek of the next collab from the house of 24 Kilates in Spain with ASICS. In that post the date of April 28 was speculated as the release date. Today, I’m happy to let you know that the April 28th is the day 24 Kilates will release their collaboration with ASICS in-store. No word if they’ll do an online launch, but I have emailed them to see if it will happen; Stay tuned as I update this post when I get the answer. Once they make headway with the shoe at the store, you can expect to see the sneaker release at select retailers. No list of stockist has been released, but I would assume the usual suspects in Europe to have them on and around May 5th. Also, 24 Kilates has some sort of unannounced surprise coming too. Until then, read about the explanation on what inspired this great make-up…
This time the shoe is inspired in the FERIA DE ABRIL (Seville April Fair )sheld in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain. The fair begins two weeks after the Semana Santa, or Easter Holy Week.
The fair officially begins at midnight on Monday, and runs six days, ending on the following Sunday. During past fairs, however, many activities have begun on the Saturday prior to the official opening. Each day the fiesta begins with the parade of carriages and riders, at midday, carrying Seville’s leading citizens which make their way to the bullring, La Real Maestranza, where the bullfighters and breeders meet.
For the duration of the fair, the fairgrounds and a vast area on the far bank of the Guadalquivir River are totally covered in rows of casetas (individual decorated marquee tents which are temporarily built on the fairground). Some of these casetas belong to the prominent families of Seville, some to groups of friends, clubs, trade associations or political parties. From around nine at night until six or seven the following morning, at first in the streets and later only within each caseta, you will find crowds partying and dancing “Sevillanas”, drinking Jerez sherry, or manzanilla wine, and eating tapas.