Black Scale & Gourmet Preview a Leather Scaled Sneaker That is Fresh

By: Jonathon Brown - Published: Jan 23, 2013 • References: black-scale & hypebeast
These Black Scale sneakers are covered in rough, scale-like material that make them look straight out of a science fiction movie. Would you let these shoes slither onto your feet?

The shoe comes as a collaboration between Black Scale and Gourmet and builds on the 35 silhouette. The design is interesting because it's dark enough that it carries a bit of understated strength, but its texture makes it stand out in a crowd. The upper section is dominated by dark leather slabs. The side of the slabs is a tan color, which simply by way of the leather cut end up accenting the shoe. The bottom section of the shoe is a simple white trim.

This sneaker is part of Black Scale's 2013 fall/winter collection. Stats for Mutant Scaled Sneakers Trending: Older & Chilly
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