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As for the shoe, this is first ever Abasi Rosborough shoe design called the ARC Apollo Tabi Boot. Limited to 50 pairs and individually numbered. Each shoe comes with a custom pair of black tabi socks, 24oz cotton shoe bag, and first edition pin.
Retail price is $425.
Here’s more info regarding the inspiration and details:
– Inspired by historical Japanese tabi toe, incorporating elements from an American basketball shoe, and classic British Chelsea boot
– Custom-made natural rubber outsole
– Rugged — waxed suede and cotton duck cloth canvas upper
The Japanese tabi shoe is more anatomically correct and comfortable than a western close-toed shoe — think of wearing a glove vs. a mitten. Independent toe control means more natural foot control and movement. We wanted to take this ancient Japanese design, and bring it forward to the context of New York — so we made it rugged with hard-wearing materials, Italian zippers and elastic piecing, and preserved the function — because of how the design is executed, you can play basketball or skateboard in these shoes.