BNY Sole Series: Limited Edition Brooks Running Shoes
Contemporary Design With A Heritage Touch
Two brands that need no real introduction, both Barney’s New York and Seattle based Brooks, have a long history of offering quality goods. So when the two decided to collaborate on a collection of sneakers there wasn’t any doubt the outcome would be anything short of fantastic. The seventh edition of the much touted BNY: Sole Series, a limited edition collection that has seen Barney’s work with some esteemed brands in the past, now takes on a more sophisticated approach. The newest range features a shoe with running elements like reflective details seen on the tongue and toes, as well as EVA foam soles — classic to Brooks’ heritage collections.
“The sneakers were based on their Chariot style from 1982, actually one of the most worn running shoes of the ‘80s,” explains Chris Pepe, Barneys senior buyer of men’s footwear. “We were really inspired by vintage varsity jackets, which is how we landed on the collegiate colors of black and burgundy.” As an avid runner, Pepe has long appreciated Brooks for their comfort and stability and was especially excited to collaborate with the Seattle-based brand.
Comfortable and functional enough for the avid runner, yet sophisticated enough for hipsters and millennials, this is one sneaker you shouldn’t pass up on. Available now online at Barneys.com.