Philadelphia's designated urban retailer, VILLA, turns 20 this year and had brought in Brooklyn's finest, Jay-Z, Udi from Training Camp NYC and graffiti artist, Stash, to produce a commemorative Americana Boot. The limited edition Americana Boot is produced in full grain, oil tanned, Bison leather upper and paired with crisp white crepe soles. These hi-top boots are handmade to last with Goodyear welt construction at Cove Shoe Company of Martinsburg, PA. The boots are classically American work boots with a sleeker update with white soles and a large pixelated "R+" logo on the tongue.
Another note worthy aspect of the shoe is the box it is housed in-- VILLA had enlisted the help of Stash, who had previously worked with brands such as Nike, Burton-Gravis and BAPE, to handcraft every shoebox with a special 20th Anniversary message from VILLA. These boots will be US exclusive at VILLA and they come in a limited run of 54 at $200 a pop with black and brown to choose from. The Americana is due to drop Sep 15, so be sure to check back with VILLA then to secure yours.