Son of Cobra x Clae Drops Marble-Inspired Sneaker Collab
The eye-catching kicks are paired with an equally stunning custom surfboard.
Los Angeles-based footwear label Clae and designer surfboard maker Son of Cobra have joined forces to drop a marble-inspired, limited-edition sneaker.
Clae contributed its new Malone silhouette, which is described as a “refinement of classic court intentions.” The kick boasts clean minimalist lines, an Italian leather upper, a cushioned heel counter for support, a “Premium Court” sole, a nubuck leather heel accent, and flat waxed cotton laces.
The marbleized black and white digital print that covers the entire upper is an exclusive pattern devised by Son of Cobra, aka Paul Lefevre. The shoes are part of a larger Clae x Son of Cobra collection that includes two retro fish surfboards decorated with the same pattern—one in black, one in white.
The flashy collab doubles as a showcase for Son of Cobra’s latest auto-inspired art project. He transplanted a lightweight 2002 BMW body—painted with the aforementioned pattern—on to a 1969 BMW chassis. He then then upgraded the four-cylinder with engine components from a modern M3 to up the horsepower.
While the Bavarian custom car isn’t for sale, you can cop up one of just 300 pairs of Clae x Son of Cobra Malone sneakers for $160 on Clae’s website. One of the 20 boards being produced is also available for $945.