Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys Designs Vegan Shoe, Donates Net Proceeds
Pitchfork has announced that Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) has “collaborated with Los Angeles vegan footwear company Keep” on a new limited edition shoe titled the Keep x Ad-Rock Ramos. The Keep website states that the shoe features:
“A water-resistant, nylon cordura body and is lined with synthetic shearling. The ankle features a channel quilted, silicon coated nylon accent, stuffed with synthetic down. The D-ring and bungee lace structure makes for easy slipping on and off, and both black and magenta laces are included.”
The “warm sneaks” are available for pre-order and the net proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood because Horovitz supports “a woman’s right to choose” and believes “women should not be punished for making decisions about their own lives and bodies.” He stated:
“Winter’s cold and I couldn’t find a warm sneaker to walk around in. Given the outcome of our current election, it’s gonna get a lot colder before we can feel that summer sun again. So I collaborated with my friend Una [Kim, founder of] Keep shoes not just because I wanted warm sneaks, but because I support small business. I support women run business. I support Asian-American run business.”
Keep shoes are cruelty-free and “consciously produced in factories audited by international, third parties who monitor ethical working conditions.” The shipment date of the shoes is estimated to be in late February 2017, and you can pre-order them here for $97.00.
Photo Credit: Keep Company