The US Open and New York Fashion Week are here. Extra Butter and K-Swiss are celebrating the moment with a tennis-inspired collection starring the Classic LX.
Extra Butter’s design ethos is present visually as well as through their love for Queens, New York. The collaborative Classic LX features a full grain leather upper with grey furry suede on the medial side, a reference to how tennis players scuff the medial sides of their sneakers during lateral movement across the court. The heels are branded with Extra Butter embossments and Forest Hills graphics, nodding to the US Open’s first place of residence. Jacquard ribboning and a memory foam tennis felt insole round out the construction. A couple of t-shirts are also being offered with US Open motifs.
“This collab is part of a string of partnerships that continue to celebrate our roots in Queens and the opening of our most recent retail location in Long Island City,” says Bernie Gross, creative director of Extra Butter. “Sometimes, less is more and it’s the nuanced details that really make this product special. There’s always a focus on tennis in Queens around this time of year and we hope this release can complement the hype.”
The Extra Butter x K-Swiss Classic LX will be packaged in a white on white UV spot graphic box adorned with antique brass grommets, satin fabric instead of tissue paper and a duo-blocked fabric dust bag. A launch event for the release will be held at the Extra Butter Long Island location on September 9th, featuring installations from artist Artek and music by DJ MODE.
The Extra Butter x K-Swiss Classic LX is extremely limited and will only be available for friends and family and select VIP customers. Stay tuned to Extra Butter’s socials this weekend for your chance to grab a pair.
Extra Butter x K-Swiss Classic LX
Release Date: September 10, 2021