INAN x KangaROOS « Finalist OG- Made in Germany »
DJ/designer Inan Batman has teamed up with the German brand KangaROOS to offer us a collaboration in high quality. The multidisciplinary artist spotted the sneaker « Finalist OG » in the KangaROOS archives some time ago and chose it to develop this project. As both partners are passionate about high quality products, this shoe was made in Germany in the Münchweiler workshop. This is the first time that this silhouette has been treated « Made in Germany ». The KangaROOS « Finalist OG » Inan Batman version is a limited edition of 334 pairs that combines beautiful materials and retro lifestyle design.
Inan Batman is a Berlin personality of Turkish and German origin. His love for music has led him to establish himself as a DJ in the biggest clubs in the German capital and also to be very active as a tour DJ for several American rappers. Inan has also studied design and fashion, allowing him to bring his touch to sneakers of major brands such as adidas. This versatile artist is inspired by his passions for music and fashion, as well as his lifestyle and origins to create original projects of great quality.
The 90’s retro racing sneaker consists of an upper combining black mesh with overlays in Italian nappa leather and calfskin suede in black and white colours. The heel tab is covered in black leather and has the shoe number engraved in gold. The KangaROOS logo on the quarter panel is surrounded by a beautiful azure-coloured insert extending to the heel. The combined brandings appear engraved on the white leather tongue label and on the azure blue insole. The INAN logo is also subtly engraved in tone-on-tone on the white heel counter. To harmonize the design, the laces are white and the tongue, inner lining and heel clip appear in black. A nice touch of contrast is provided by the mint-coloured DYNACOIL midsole. A reminder of this shade is applied to the upper eyelets. To finalize the matching, the reminiscent outsole is made of black rubber.
Inan Batman has also created a clothing collection in partnership with KangaROOS to accompany this sneaker made in Germany. In order to pay homage to its roots and merge its two cultural contexts, Inan has chosen this time to make the textile items in Turkey.
The INAN x KangaROOS « Finalist OG- Made in Germany » limited to 334 pairs, will be released on August 1st, 2020 at selected retailers such as 43einhalb / Allike / Afew / Bijsmaak / Chmielna20 / Concrete / Footshop / Hanon / HHV / Jump’n’Shoez – Fortytree / The Original / Main Source / Monox / Schrittmacher / SneakAvenue / SneakerBAAS / Sneakerstudio / Steffl – The 6th Floor / Suppa / Titolo and on the dj/creator’s website inan13.com/shop
Sizes from EU 40 to 46, for a recommended retail price of 270€.