Japanese artist Takashi Murakami partners with fellow Japan-based accessories label PORTER for a unique sneaker collaboration that blends tech and design features from PORTER’s bags with a series of nylon straps, pockets, and zippers throughout the formation.
Also sporting military tones, like pale olives with fluorescent orange accents, the shoes rest on Air Force 1 styled midsoles, which is another shoe that also happens to be heavy within Murakami’s daily rotation.
The Takashi Murakami x PORTER collaboration doesn’t have a release date just yet, but stay tuned with Nice Kicks for upcoming details and check out Murakami’s Instagram post below for what to expect.
Takashi Murakami x PORTER Collaboration
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In the last few years, I have thought about the reality of the distance between sneaker culture and myself. I felt like it was a game that I would be able to play once I understood the rules; and so I began my sneaker journey, taking action and studying everything I could. With that in mind, I would like to share a midway progress report on the direction that I have been working on since spring. Here it is! Thanks to @yoshidakaban.official who has rescued us in numerous ways, from choosing materials to helping with the bag production process, the project has begun to take shape. The production was overseen by @wakamoon and Kaikai Kiki’s very own design team! @shisho_kaikaikiki @kazami.su @puq_mayumi There is a little bit more to go until completion, but I wanted to update and report my progress on my new adventure.