Special x Ellesse Fab Five Assist

A high-top basketball silhouette famously donned by skateboarding pro Natas Kaupas in the 1980s, the Assist has been reworked by Milan-based skate shop Special as a part of Ellesse‘s Fab Five Collection for Fall/Winter 2012.

Bringing back the OG red, white and blue look, Special has applied both patent and ostrich leathers to the kicks while retaining its signature oversized branding.

Complete with Special lace jewels and limited to just 150 pairs, the collab dropped in-store today, October 18.

Via HB