PALLADIUM x SMILEY Drop ‘Be Kind’ Sneaker Collection

21.March.2021 | FASHION

Japanese brands PALLADIUM and SMILEY have released their fourth sneaker collection together. For this collaboration, the line-up’s theme is “BE KIND” and focuses on friendship, loving our neighbours, bonds, and laughter.

 

The Collection

 

PAMPA HI BE KIND Black | ¥10,450 (Tax Included)

PAMPA HI BE KIND Yellow S-Rush | ¥10,450 (Tax Included)

PAMPA OX BE KIND | ¥9,350 (Tax Included)

PAMPA OX BE KIND Yellow S-Rushi | ¥9,350 (Tax Included)

The collection aims to promote smiles, happiness, and positivity to people during these dark times. The sneakers arrive in two models: PAMPA HI BE KIND which feature fun smiley faces on the heels, and PAMPA OX BE KIND which has the smiley faces in a wide print on the uppers. As well as these high-cut and low-cut versions, the collection introduces a yellow version of S-Rush models which is available at S-Rush in Harajuku as well as four other branches in Japan and online.

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    *Visuals are of an exhibition still in development

    *Visuals are of an exhibition still in development

     

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    Ray-Ban x Takuya Kimura Collaboration Video

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    Jujutsu Kaisen x Bakauke Soy Sauce Flavour | ¥120 (Before Tax)           

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    ©芥見下々/集英社・呪術廻戦製作委員会

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