California-based labels Publish Brand and Clae have teamed up for a footwear collaboration revolving around the latter’s Gregory SP. Dubbed “The Natural State,” the project is inspired by the vast desert landscape of California’s Joshua Tree National Park, reflected in the natural Italian veg tan leather that makes up the shoe’s low-profile build. The toe box and the medial-side quarter panels are flipped to show the reverse side of the leather, resulting in textural variety to go along with the clean lines, while co-branded insoles wrapped in a custom made bandana showing Joshua Tree’s geological elevation. Limited to 500 pairs worldwide, the Natural State project will release on April 30th through select retailers, as well as the onine stores of both Clae and Publish Brand.
Release Date: 4/30/2015 (Thursday)