Chinatown Market's Smiley Originals Design Gets a Cole Haan Make-Over

 - Jun 10, 2019
References: thechinatownmarket & hypebeast
Chinatown Market's Smiley Originals silhouette has been overhauled through a collaboration with contemporary footwear brand Cole Haan. More specifically, the partnership reworks the LA-based brand's Generation ZERØGRAND model. Great focus has been put on the aesthetic of the shoe, while comfort also takes a focal point. The design proves to be cheerful and timeless. The cues of the Smiley Originals line are preserved, while Cole Haan was tasked to "hand-pick colors and materials."

The upper is made of soft Stitchlite modal yarns which not only allows for the shoe to be lightweight and breathable, but it also guarantees superior comfort and adaptability. While the subtle smiley face makes for a playful design element, the vibrancy of the yellow is also quite captivating.