Published Nov 29, 2016No long leaving Mike D as the one member of Beastie Boys who took a step into the fashion world, Ad-Rock has announced a collaboration with Los Angeles footwear company Keep on a new shoe.
The MC and the vegan shoe company have teamed up to create the "Keep x Ad-Rock midtop," which features "a weather resistant, nylon cordura body," and is lined in "synthetic fleece and accented with channel quilted, silicon coated nylon."
In charitable fashion, net proceeds from shoe sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood. You can find the kicks for pre-order over here.
Ad-Rock delivered the following statement on the collaboration:
Winter's cold and I couldn't find a warm sneaker to walk around in. Given the outcome of our current election, it's gonna get a lot colder before we can feel that summer sun again. So I collaborated with my friend Una [Kim, founder of] Keep shoes not just because I wanted warm sneaks, but because I support small business. I support women run business. I support Asian-American run business. Net proceeds of this shoe will be donated to Planned Parenthood because I support a woman's right to choose and feel that women should not be punished for making decisions about their own lives and bodies. If you have similar beliefs, you might wanna grab a pair. Or, if you simply support fresh styles, then you too can be part of what peeps in Keeps are doing.
Keep has previously partnered with Bon Iver and Deakin of Animal Collective in designing footwear.
Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.