Steven Alan is pleased to announce its Fall 2013 collaboration with men’s footwear brand, Clae. Steven Alan presents his take on Clae’s popular mid-top, the Strayhorn Vibram. Available in two colourways – the Strayhorn Vibram has been streamlined by removing the heel counter and pull loop, maintaining its refined look and feel with supple high quality suede. The toughness of the Vibram Christy sole has been fortified with speed lacing D-rings, while tri-color hiking laces and a co-branded “Clae for Steven Alan” deboss on the tongue completes the blend of rugged-meets-refined.
“Steven Alan has been on the forefront of modernizing traditional American casual wear and is a big supporter of independent and emerging designers,” says Sung Choi, Founder and Creative Director of Clae. “He understands the need for understated essentials, much as we do here at Clae, so this was an ideal partnership that grew organically from our retail relationship over the last few seasons.”
“Clae is a great, LA-based brand, which has its roots in skateboarding. They are innovative and always pushing the limits of both style and comfort. We’ve always carried their shoes for some time and it was a fun challenge to combine our strengths and create somewhat of a hybrid shoe — it’s like a cross between a sneaker and a boot. It has interesting details, yet is still simple.”- Steven Alan
Limited to 300 pairs per colour, Clae for Steven Alan can be purchased at www.clae.com