RISE has another collaboration set to release this time teaming up with BrandBlack. The two will release the RISE x BrandBlack ‘Desert Mirage’ this Friday.
Inspiration behind the collaboration with BrandBlack came from RISE NY co-founder Chase Peso who spent time with the U.S. Air Force.
They have dressed the shoe in camo printed suede, using a distinct color palette to reflect how the heat and sand and dunes of rock begin to appear to the eye over time. It’s a small way to remember that landscape, but one we can wear and take with us. The left tongue features a debossed hit with a four stripe chevron, representing my rank while I was serving. We’ve replaced the traditional center star of the chevron with a basketball, reflecting the origin of Brandblack’s basketball aesthetic. Meanwhile, the right tongue sees Will Durant’s famous quote ‘Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance’ debossed. Something that I kept remembering while developing this concept. The interior lining is finished in calfskin leather, and the outsole features the brand’s dual durometer injected Jetlon technology.
Check out more photos of the RISE x BrandBlack Desert Mirage collaboration below. As for a release date, they will be available in-store on July 14th then online at 12 PM on July 15th. Limited to 240 pairs, retail price is set at $240.