The Ramos x Bon Iver shoe.
Photo: Courtesy of KEEP
Ever felt the urge to walk a mile in a rockstar’s shoes? Well, now you can….kind of. Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has just announced that he’s teamed up with Los Angeles footwear brand KEEP on a fresh new style of sneakers. It’s the second in a series of collabs for the company, who last recruited indie act Animal Collective to lend their creative juices last year on some high tops, low tops, and slip-ons. Sure, the idea is pretty awesome on its own, but here’s the kicker (sorry, had to!). The sale proceeds will go to support Best Friends Animal Society, an advocacy group for abandoned animals, so you can look good AND do good at the same time. Oh, and here’s another reason to score ’em: unlike like the Yeezy 2’s, these sneaks retail for a decidedly more affordable $75. Ahem, hear that, Kanye?
We’re all for cool, Yeezy-approved shoes and everything, but we don’t want to camp out for days OR splurge $80,000 on a pair… so that’s where the Bon Iver edition comes in. Vernon’s “Ramos” pale salmon style features herringbone detail along the edges and a fish bone motif across the front. And although the unisex shoes won’t be available to wear until October, you can go ahead and order your own pair on the website right now. So check them out for yourself here, and get ready to put your best foot forward.