24 Kilates 2018 Release Recap
10 January, 2019
This year 2018 has been full of emotions and news for us, so we decided to share a recap of what were for us last year’s releases to welcome 2019 with good omen and that this brings as many collaborations as the previous year.
The essence of 24 Kilates collaborations is that the shoe has its own personality and history, accompanying it with a deserved presentation to enhance its originality and in turn show it to lovers of sneakers who accompany us in each release
First off, we start with our 2018 first release: 24 Kilates x Le Coq Sportif ‘Flash II’:
As a tribute to the running shoe models of the 1990s, le coq sportif and 24 Kilates gave the Flash, the brand’s iconic running model, a do-over. Along with its characteristic shape, the model boasts the colours, patterns and materials typical of the decade.
The pair is in retro white nylon-with ice blue base and sheen contrasting the matte quality of the white leather. On the inside of the shoe, navy blue stripes meet a yoke insert to create a pea coat effect. A navy suede yoke bears le coq sportif, above the 24 Kilates logo, both embossed in ice blue leather. The inner lining is white sponge. The pair comes with 3 laces in different colours and on the tip of each lace is “24 KILATES – BARCELONA” and on the other, “24 KILATES– BANGKOK”, referring to the two stores.
The second release was the 24 Kilates x Nike “ARTE PURO” Football Jersey:
Paying homage to Spain’s culture and tradition, 24 Kilates designed a Nike football jersey that celebrates the country’s authenticity under the name ARTE PURO.
Rescuing our rituals customs and the popular tradition that keeps our streets alive, we created this jersey as a way to keep in mind those things that make everyday life something genuine.
The colors of the jersey take inspiration in the traditional Flamenco dancer garments. Vibrant red and white polka dots found in the dresses of the ‘Bailaoras’ decorate the number in the back of the jersey. On the front, the badge encloses key folklore elements complementing the slogan ARTE PURO.
Following up, the Sonra Proto “Saffron”, a piece that could fit in a museum:
Just as the name suggests, this sneaker takes inspiration from the millenary spice found in various manifestations throughout the years.
As one of the world’s most expensive spices by weight, Saffron was first cultivated around the Mediterranean area and then slowly propagated through Europe and Asia. This new project comes up as a meeting point of two countries. Seemingly different in so many ways, Spain and Turkey are bonded by the Mediterranean and hold special appreciation towards the gastronomic contribution of Saffron.
SONRA’s Proto sneakers are well known for their luxurious handmade-in-Germany feature. Focused on offering a shoe that is skin-friendly and non-irritating, these sneakers are made from vegetable tanned leather, some of the most environmentally and skin-friendly leather on the market. The Proto ‘SAFFRON’ presents a Fuchsia suede vamp, evoking saffron’s flower. Burgundy and Orange stripes run across the upper, and around the heel and collar. 3M detailing on the heel and vamp complement and highlight the colorway. Branded debossed logos can be found on the tongue, insole, and midsole of the shoe. The look is finished with a gum-colored outsole.
For the next one, the Asics Gel Lyte III “24 Kilates Express” inspired in the world-known train: The Oriental Express
Resembling the classic interior of its luxurious train cabins, the
ASICSTIGER x 24 Kilates GEL-LYTE III collaboration features a green vamp and heel, together with yellow and tonal light brown colours. Made
with high-quality suede, leather and nubuck, it also features a classic co-branding woven badge on the half tongue, further embellished with gold embroidered ASICS and 24 Kilates details. Decadent yet subtle and representing 24 Kilates’ East and West families, these new kicks sports metallic gold Bangkok – Barcelona lace keepers too.
For the next one, we got inspired by an animal that is well known in our second house, Thailand; it’s the Mizuno Wave Rider “King Kobra”.
This collaboration re-works the Wave Rider 1 silhouette, an open mesh base is topped with faux snakeskin highlighting the design lines, mixed with premium suede parts and reflective details. Combining classic athletic colors as navy, red and gold leaded by the reptile natural range of tones. Keeping a classic white sole, a tribute to the running silhouette of the mid 90’s.
The year was finishing but we had a lot of ongoing projects that we wanted to share with the people, the Diadora N9002 “Respect Over Hate” arrived:
With one foot in Europe and the other one in Asia, 24KILATES links up the Italian premium manufacturer Diadora with it’s close japanese friends; the internationally known Tokyo store MITA and the magnificent musical collective Mighty Crown. Celebrating Diadora’s 70th anniversary. Together for a strong message across the globe, RESPECT OVER HATE, a powerful symbol of two shaking hands empowers the concept, a claim for hope in this unfair world.
The collaboration builds a whole look made up of a full tracksuit and a classic Diadora silhouette, the legendary N9002. A tracksuit with a color scheme that contrasts black with army green, with a punch of light given by golden and red embroideries.
And the last but not least, the 24 Kilates x Reebook “F.C.V.K II” pack:
After 8 years of dropping the 1st ‘F.C.V.K´ pack (FUTBOL CLUB VENTICUATRO KILATES), Reebok teams up with 24 Kilates again to reedit the successful CL NYLON, football inspired.
This time the pack is focused in the traditional spanish ‘Futbolín’, a table-football game where the players use the control knobs to move the ball into the opponent’s goal. Futbolín goes further as a symbol of friendship and community in spanish childhood. This classic bar game has it’s unique representative tonalities of red for the wood stadium and green for the game board reinterpreted grass.
Thank you all for staying true to this adventure that keeps going since 2005, It was and it will always be a pleasure to release projects for the sneakerheads that show love to our work day after day!