Akomplice has unveiled their latest collaborative effort, teaming up with FILA on an apparel and footwear capsule centered around the Original Fitness silhouette.
Paying homage to the shoe brand’s 106-year history, the sneaker draws inspiration found in the Yucatan. Drawing design cues from the region’s ecosystem, we see a pallette of colors including light green on the insole, tongue tag and heel, which represents jungle foliage and the Caribbean Sea. Purple on the outsole, logo and lining stands for ocean coral and the fruit produced by the tropical climate, while the light brown base symbolizes the sand and limestone on which the region is founded.
Additionally, the Yucatan and Riviera Maya coastline is of particular importance to Akomplice. Co-founder Patrick Liberty calls the town of Akumal home and many of the company’s creatives frequent the region for various projects.
Each pair comes complete with a color-matched box that bears the Akomplice maxim “3rd Eye Open / Made In Love.”
The Akomplice x FILA Original Fitness “Yucatan” releases on May 5 in limited quantites at Akomplice’s online store.