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Lovewright Co. x etnies Plus Califas | Event Recap

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Heritage workboot revivals are great, but new perspectives are always good too. That's a good way to look at the Lovewright Co. x etnies Plus Califas boot. A quick glance leads to quick assumptions about a certain workboot that was very popular last year, but as Rob Carlos, etnies' senior footwear designer said, "we wanted to create a boot that felt good for everyday use and not something that accompanies a hardhat," and the minor lifestyle-specific details are what sets the Califas apart. Yes, it has the standard Vibram sole - but it doesn't have a lumberjack-size heel. Yes, the upper has a familiar workboot look - but notice the concession to style in the slimmed-down toebox. You can make up your own mind about whether Lovewright Co. and etnies Plus got the workboot/lifestyle balance right; they did get the launch party right though - check out detailed images of the Califas, and images from the event last Saturday at Super El Camino in San Diego, which included a DJ set by Meyer Hawthorn.