“The original shoes with pockets”. Man, memories stir of the many KangaROOS pairs I had. Negative and positive. Fast forward many years later and we now see the brand up front and center. Within the last couple of years they’ve been busy reintroducing their shoes to the market with some strong collaborations. The above is a beautiful example of that. Overkill shop teamed up with KangaROOS on the Coil-R1 to collaborate and create the ‘Abyss’ color-way. Inspired by the depths of the sea, the shoe will come dressed with premium nubuck leather throughout the upper. For better breathability, the top of the toe box, tongue and side panels will be perforated. A nice touch that gives some nice separation between the silhouettes panels. To give the navy hue a nice contrast and keep with the idea of the CW, they added a baby blue hue to the side logos, ankle liner tongue tag and Overkill Logo on the heel tap. To make the shoe a little more distinct, the KangaROOS hop logo on the side is decorated with chenille. An accent that distinguishes itself from your ordinary KangaROOS logo on the Coil-R1..
Right off the bat, I know some will not look twice at this shoe. Not because of the make-up, but because of the brand. KangaROOS is not appealing to many in this sneaker culture at the moment, but with collaborations like this and others in the past, the brand should see a wider audience in the coming years. For me, it’s refreshing to see the Coil-R1 get a clean and premium make-up like this. Not only is it done in a tasteful manner, but with a color combo that’s appealing, I see no reason why this shoe shouldn’t be on anyones radar. Well done Overkill.
To make it even more enticing, the shoe will be produced to only 200 pairs worldwide. That means very few and select stockists will have them. Overkill will also have a pre-release party for the shoe on August 23rd (tomorrow). You can view the details over on their FB page. If interested the shoe will be available at Overkill shop on the 24th of August, their online store, and Footpatrol in-store only. U.S. shop Bodega will also drop them this coming Saturday in-store only. To all those interested in this nice collaboration, like myself, good luck on grabbing a pair.
“Bob Gamm was getting frustrated with where he should keep his loose change and keys whilst he went out for his daily 10k run. He developed a pair of athletic shoes containing a small zippered pocket to hold his all important belongings. The original shoes with pockets was thus created.”
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