Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Designs Shoe, Proceeds Going To Planned Parenthood
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:58:52
Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock has teamed up with Los Angeles vegan footwear company Keep on a new shoe. Net proceeds of the shoes will benefit Planned Parenthood. The shoes are cruelty-free and consciously produced in factories audited by international, third parties who monitor ethical working conditions. Pre order the shoe here.
Keep's official website describes the shoe: "the Keep x Ad-Rock Ramos is a new take on our classic midtop. Inspired to make a sneaker that would keep him warm during the winter months, the Keep x Ad-Rock Ramos features a water-resistant, nylon cordura body and is lined with synthetic shearling. The ankle features a channel quilted, silicon coated nylon accent, stuffed with synthetic down. The D-ring and bungee lace structure makes for easy slipping on and off, and both black and magenta laces are included. To finish, each pair features embroidery of Adam's name, split between left and the right shoes."
In the past, Keep has teamed up with Bon Iver and Animal Collectives Deakin, as well as others. Ad-Rock released a statement about the shoes saying, "Winter's cold and I couldn't find a warm sneaker to walk around in. Given the outcome of our current election, it's gonna get a lot colder before we can feel that summer sun again. So I collaborated with my friend Una [Kim, founder of] Keep shoes not just because I wanted warm sneaks, but because I support small business. I support women run business. I support Asian-American run business. Net proceeds of this shoe will be donated to Planned Parenthood because I support a woman's right to choose and feel that women should not be punished for making decisions about their own lives and bodies. If you have similar beliefs, you might wanna grab a pair. Or, if you simply support fresh styles, then you too can be part of what peeps in Keeps are doing."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff