Wu-Tang Clan Teams Up With Fila For Wu Boot

By Allen Starbury  |  11/19/2008

2008-11-19 - Wu bootsLegendary New York supergroup, the Wu-Tang Clan, has teamed up with shoe company Fila for their latest product collaboration: the Wu-Tang Weathertech boot, which they plan to have available for the holidays.

The new boots were inspired by the classic Fila boot silhouette, and features an oiled suede upper, molded rubberized vamp, d-ring lacing system, and padded ankle collars. To brand the shoe, it is also emblazoned with the legendary group's insignia on both the side and the heel tab, as well as with signature Wu-Tang yellow highlights.

The collaboration is the group's second with Fila, since 2007's special edition "C.R.E.A.M." shoe, which was a revamped version of the classic original tennis shoe.

"The partnership with Fila began during our early days, and our latest product represents the ongoing mutual respect we have for the brand today," said Oliver "Power" Grant, Wu's business partner and executive producer.

The Wu-Tang boot will retail for $100. For a list of retailers, visit Fila.com/WuTang.

In addition to the boot, a new documentary was recently released on DVD called "The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan," that gives fans a glimpse into the history of the famed group -- consisting of Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, RZA, GZA, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa.

It features exclusive archival footage and interviews with the surviving members of the group. It is currently on sale for $15.99 at Amazon.com.