A look at Creatures of the Wind and APL's collaboration.

Creatures of the Wind is getting sporty for spring. Designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters have teamed with Ryan and Adam Goldston of Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) on a footwear capsule collection to be presented during Creatures of the Wind‘s spring runway show. “Our idea was to find the intersection of futurist and classic, to develop a shoe that referenced retro sneaker culture, but also felt new at the same time,” Gabier said. “As with our ready-to-wear collection, we find a lot of appeal in the concept of new vs. old, and like the play of silhouette and materials that suggest this.  Working with the team at APL, we selected one of their strong silhouettes, and together chose the rich materials in tonal hues to suggest a subtle luxury that feels very personal to the wearer.”

The collaboration consists of three styles with crocodile and stingray detailing, done in three colorways: black, red and white. Pricing will range from $495 to $895. “We wanted to create a silhouette that was high-fashion enough for the runway, but could also translated to everyday life, while still embodying our core values of performance and function,” said Ryan Goldston. Added Adam Goldston: “The futuristic upper design is paired perfectly with our knitted tech loom and amazingly luxurious materials and sits atop our Propelium midsole, creating the ultimate luxury sneaker. These shoes are the epitome of luxury and performance.”