If you are not from one of these countries and english-speaking, you probably have stumbled over the common mix-up of Austria and Australia. Which one was the country that has kangaroos again? The recent collaboration between German shoe manufacturer KangaROOS, the viennese sneaker retailer The 6th Floor and the sneaker blog WOMFT? has the answer: there are no kangaroos in Austria! Despite that, they have imagined it on the shoe and the artwork accompanying this release. Picture this: a traditional viennese vehicle, the famous carriage called ‚Fiaker‘, not drawn by horses but kangaroos. The sneaker itself with its different materials and rich range of colors resembles this kind of weird scenery. For instance take the velvet collar and insole, referencing the fiakers’ seat pad, or the orange suede toe box inspired by the kangaroos fur.
The full picture is provided by illustrators and our team riders Atelier Kamp on an additional t-shirt provided in collaboration with us. All in all, the quality of this release is top notch and the storytelling is unorthodox and executed with great attention to detail.
You can still purchase the Atelier Kamp x Egotrips T-Shirt via our online shop for 34,95€ to hopefully match your KangaROOS x The 6th Floor x WOMFT? ‚f14k3r‘ sneaker or to just wear it on its own.