S.W.C & STUDIO HAGEL - Varden Exp1 Suede Black

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Varden Exp1 Suede Black
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£130.00
Stepney Workers Club team up with Studio Hagel on a series of ‘EXP’ collaborations that will explore the craft and boundaries of vulcanised footwear.

The first project, EXP1, is an explorative study into the key component of vulcanised footwear construction; sidewall rubber foxings. Focus is on the skilled handmade nature of the vulcanised construction process rather than the technical and fabricated side of contemporary sneakers. EXP1 is about embracing the inconsistences and imperfections that come with these processes. As a result, each pair is subtly unique to the others and exude the experimental approach of Studio Hagel. This process has yielded a product that is playful, premium and wearable, and is the first in an on-going series of projects between Stepney Workers Club and Studio Hagel.

This project features the ‘S-STRIKE’ version of the ‘VARDEN’ in suede black. It sits on a premium cushioned flexible sole and a concealed siped thread for improved grid.

Design Details:
• Leather S-STRIKE panels partially concealed with hand-layered vulcanised rubber strip coverings.
• Extra ‘heel-clip’ sidewall foxings (x4 different textures) with protruding ‘lip’ detail.
• Asymmetric ‘flipped’ co-branded tongue labels with EXP1 statement.
• Heavy textured front rubber toe bumpers (Differing textures on the left and right shoes).
• Highlight colour branded heel patches.
• Asymmetric co-branded insoles.
• Sidewall stitching.
• EXP1 shoebox.
Stepney Workers Club team up with Studio Hagel on a series of ‘EXP’ collaborations that will explore the craft and boundaries of vulcanised footwear.

The first project, EXP1, is an explorative study into the key component of vulcanised footwear construction; sidewall rubber foxings. Focus is on the skilled handmade nature of the vulcanised construction process rather than the technical and fabricated side of contemporary sneakers. EXP1 is about embracing the inconsistences and imperfections that come with these processes. As a result, each pair is subtly unique to the others and exude the experimental approach of Studio Hagel. This process has yielded a product that is playful, premium and wearable, and is the first in an on-going series of projects between Stepney Workers Club and Studio Hagel.

This project features the ‘S-STRIKE’ version of the ‘VARDEN’ in suede black. It sits on a premium cushioned flexible sole and a concealed siped thread for improved grid.
More Information
First line display name Varden
Internationally Restricted No
Upper Exp1 Suede
Sole Rubber
Item Returns This item can be returned