Finally all the buzz and excitement manifested into reality last weekend when the Publish Brand crew took flight to visit our account Kicks Hawaii for the official in-store release of the Publish x Vans OTW Breton Boot. The event kicked off at 1pm on the 26th of October in Honolulu with talented DJ Delve and Dam-Funk on the turn tables. With the entire store grooving to funky jams, the event ended on a great note with our team, the Vans team, Kicks HI, friends, family, Publishers and shoe lovers connecting about the highly anticipated release of this premium boot.
The intricate details of this Breton definitely need a second look. Don’t be fooled by the boot’s simple colorway. The excellent quality and execution of this boot is the reason why Kicks On Fire named the Publish x Vans collaboration “Boot of the Year.” The clean colors selected for the design compliments any outfit, making it a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. The black nylon upper is water-resistant for every day wear, while the white leather mid-sole contrasts the rest of the boot for aesthetic style. The back panel is reflective constructed of 3M materials to make you pop, when necessary. The perforated neoprene tongue and collar paired with an UltraCrush HD and Vibram sole adds great comfort to this exclusive fall boot.
For their first ever hat collaboration, California-based label Publish Brand has reached out to Jeff Staple’s Reed Space along with KICKSHI for a unique summer cap collection titled “Good Moods.” This ambitious three-way collaboration brings together the distinct styles and geographical inspirations of two unique cities. The Reed Space caps are inspired by New York architecture, while the KICKSHI pattern is meant to evoke the easygoing vibes and laid-back lifestyle on the big island. Hats were produced in the USA in limited run.
Hawaii’s most famous clothing store, Kicks/HI linked up with California based clothing brand Publish to create a series of 5 panel caps. Cut from patterned fabric, each hat produced by the collaboration is unique and available in two designs – one blue with black contrasting elements, and another in blue with a yellow nature pattern. Both styles are complemented with printed polka dots.