As the whole planet waits in anticipation for the US Open to get underway, we turn our attention to the shores of the UK to check out some brand new footwear from the first name in tennis fashion; Fred Perry.
The British sports brand have dug into their archives and given a couple of modern twists to their classic 1980’s all-white tennis shoe. The sneaker market has changed a lot over the last 30 years, with even more emphasis being put on the quality of materials so, with that in mind, the new Exhibition Collection from Fred Perry is all about premium components.
Both kicks feature a cracked leather surface which improves with age, like a fine wine or Drew Barrymore. Waxed laces come as standard and the eyelets have been placed internally to complete the minimalist aesthetic. One shoe features a rounded toe, the other without, but both boast the trademark Fred Perry Laurel Wreath embossed on the side.
Luxury brands like Filling Pieces and Buscemi carry a hefty price tag that’s out of the question for mere mortals like us, but the Exhibition allows the more frugal shopper to enjoy some top-end trainers for a very affordable £85.
This collection is a proud display of reworked classics. You can cop yours from Fred Perry as of 29th August. Keep an eye on their movements, because we’ve got it on good authority there are some collaborations in the works with Bodega and Atmos.