The brightest midnight sky can only be found in the most desolate place on earth; Antarctica.This frozen tundra’s midnight sky is illuminated by pure reflection giving off a deep navy color. This unique color is the foundation for our forthcoming project with American Outdoor company The North Face.
The “Midnight in Antarctica” series is a three piece collection paying homage to the earth’s rarest location. In this refreshing collaboration, you will see a menswear approach and design aesthetic to three classic The North Face shoes: The Thermoball Traction Mule II, The Back to Berkley Redux, and The Ultra Extreme II GTX. Each shoe was carefully designed to represent the midnight sky, the deep black foreground, and the white snow filled landscape. The seamless transition from the city street to the inner depths of the earth has never been more prevalent until now. Welcome to “Midnight in Antarctica.”
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We’ve partnered up with classic footwear brand CLAE for a collaborative shoe, titled “The Natural State.” The shoe takes upon CLAE’s Gregory SP silhouette with its perforated panels and woven nylon laces, and has co-branded insoles. It’s crafted from natural Italian vegetable-tanned leather in two-toned textures, with the front toe box and inner medial side featuring the reverse side of the leather. The casual low-top has a smooth beige colorway that is inspired by the desert landscape of California’s Joshua Tree National Park, and it also comes wrapped in a custom-made bandana that features Joshua Tree’s geological elevation on it. The collaboration is a purist approach to footwear with a clean design that celebrates natural raw materials. The Publish Brand x CLAE ”The Natural State” will be launched at a limited production run of 500 pairs, with each pair numbered on its packaging. Look out for its release April 30 at select global stockists as well as CLAE and Publish.