Issey Miyake has put an ecological spin on his Pleats Please line, in the form of bold, minimalist trainers. In a collaboration with Native Shoes, the designs are inspired by Native’s Apollo Moc sillhouette, adopting a modern version of the classic mocassin. Native is known for its innovative tech forward aesthetic, often combining 3D printing with foam injection moulding and minimal waste design.
Of course Miyake is renowned for breaking the boundaries between fashion and contemporary textiles, so it’s no wonder the collaboration had the most fanatical of sneakerheads geared up for their release. But not only do look good, they do good as well, as they are free of hazardous chemicals and any animal by-products.
The designs feature perforated detailing and a flexible structure, while the model is available in five colours – off white, mustard yellow, tangerine red, charcoal grey and deep blue.
The trainers are $95 and are available now Issey Miyake stores in New York, Paris, London, Japan and Zurich.