Generic Surplus x Curated by Arkitip – Ace Hotel Palm Springs Mesh Sneakers

By - March 11th, 2010

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Ace Hotel strikes again with a winning collaboration. The boutique hotel chain is perhaps one of the rare few in the hospitality industry with an impeccable taste in seeking out collaborators (Opening Ceremony should suffice as a testament). This time around in preparation for summer, the sun, the beach and the languid vacationers in Palm Springs, Ace Hotel had partnered up with Arkitip and Generic Surplus to create some cool (literally) and thoughtful kicks for long walks on the beach.

The classic low-top laced plimsoll silhouette is remixed with an interesting canvas mesh upper which lends some ventilation to dispel water, desert heat and unforgiving odor. The shoes dry quickly and come with non-slip soles that are convenient for the pool. The mesh upper sits atop vulcanized sole, rubber toe cap and spots bursts of color in eyelet and outsoles. The footliner is co-branded and the shoes are available in three monochrome basic shades of white, navy and grey. They are now available for order via Arkitip, so check them out because they are bound to come in handy when the sweltering heat kicks in. Stay the coolest (pun intended) kid on the block whether you are on the beach, uninvited at your neighbor’s pool or just roaming about town.

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