Overview of the A-COLD-WALL * x ROA 2022 collaboration


Following the recent replenishment of the A-COLD-WALL * x Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Lugged, Samuel Ross has announced a new collaboration between his innovative brand and Italian shoe brand ROA. Although the brand hasn’t been very active with joint efforts in recent months, Ross has been busy developing his art of functional sculptures by launching two new furniture collections with Friedman Benda Gallery for Design Miami 2021.

Despite Ross’s number of ventures, the British designer has teamed up with the tech shoe brand to deliver a duo of tall pairs adorned with reflective details. Inspired by the silhouettes of Neal and Andreas, the first pair dubbed STRAND is sculpted with hiking boot structure in mind as it opts for metal hooks in place of eyelets looped with blood orange rope laces. The rest of the upper is mesh with a mix of hard-wearing fabrics and reflective details, all in shades of gray on an off-white midsole with pops of orange.

The DUOMO pair is a cleaner construction preferring a curly layered lace sheath and using materials similar to the previous one with a black and blue variation.

More details on the collaboration’s release have yet to be announced.

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