Boxing Kitten x Osborn “Cheeky” Shoes — You’ll Have To Spar To Get A Pair!
Take Boxing Kitten‘s vintage-inspired approach to form and silhouette, its penchant for Ankara fabrics bearing bold and colorful African wax prints, and its rock-meets-country vibe, and apply it to footwear. What do you get? The”Cheeky” shoes pictured at top, the fruit of a collaboration with Osborn Shoes. Osborn houses 25 artisans in its Guatemala-based workshop, all of whom work to cut and assemble each shoe by hand. This, of course, means each pair of “Cheeky” shoes was constructed by hand with the utmost attention to detail.
The lace-up, oxford-esque style nods to the current fascination with men’ footwear and with sightly androgynous accessories. But, of course, the cut-outs throughout the sides of the shoe add a feminine appeal and make these more breathable and wearable for summer. The usage of color and the mash-up of prints, meanwhile, adds an ethnic flavor to the design that’s distinctly Boxing Kittesn. Strips of retro, creamy white fabric with thin black stripes are sewn next to festive, vibrant, Boho-flavored strips of royal blue fabric with purple splatter details and light turquoise fabric with white splatter designs. Together, these contrasting fabrics work to create a charming mosaic of influences.
Need an extra incentive? The “Cheeky” shoes feature heels made of 100% recycled tires, making them an eco-friendly footwear choice.
The shoes are ready to ship and only 50 pairs were produced, so act like you know!
Boxing Kitten x Osborne Shoes “Cheeky” shoes, $180. Available at BoxingKitten.com