Two brands famous for using five stripes/strikes have come together to create a sophisticated and classic tennis shoe. Introducing the K-Swiss x UNDEFEATED ‘Deuce’.
Based on a traditional tennis plimsole, this understated piece of footwear is a brilliant piece of design. At first glance it would be easy for this shoe to go unnoticed, but on closer inspection the attention to design is so good. For example, at the top of each K-Swiss stripe sits a silver eyelet, but only at the top of each stripe, the patterned gum toe-box simply wouldn’t work if it was smooth and didn’t have the white outsole and sole to pop off. One of the most noticeable design details is the lack of UNDEFEATED branding on the outside of the shoe; this isn’t a collaboration designed to be blatantly obvious and break necks because of the brands involved, this is a shoe designed to break necks through simple perfection of design, one of those shoes that means nothing to most but so much to the few that know.
The K-Swiss x UNDEFEATED ‘Deuce’ will be available exclusively at Foot Patrol from this Friday (29th October).
Photography: The Daily Street