KangaROOS sneakers will elicit nostalgic memories of all-American sports stars for those of a certain vintage. Well, the ‘shoes with a pocket’ have been experiencing something of a quiet renaissance over the last few years. Pursuing a three-pronged route back into popular culture, ‘ROOS have relaunched a number of classic silhouettes through seasonal collections, become prolific collaborators, and produced a premium ‘Made in Germany’ range of hand-crafted shoes. It’s a triad strategy that doesn’t try too hard and, as a result, the brand’s second coming has been a bit of a one for those ‘in the know’.
That may be set to change, however, with a SS22 drop that promises to be a bit more high profile. Recognisable silhouettes such as the COIL R1 OG return in combination of suede, mesh and reflective PU, and will provoke warm feelings of nostalgia, or a nod of appreciation for retro done right, depending on your age. The AUSSIE MICRO CORD has been a frontrunner of the last couple of seasons and shows an astute understanding of the new world into which KangaROOS have re-emerged – lots of corduroy and mesh and no animal skin whatsoever. The RALLY TRAIL is the out-and-out newcomer with a sophisticated upper combination of suede and nylon, signalling an intention to look forward, as well as back.
We take an in-depth look at the KangaROOS story to date in the latest issue of the print mag, which is available here, as it goes. Availability of the SS22 collection will be announced in due course but we’d recommend keeping an eye on the ‘ROOS website and Insta, if you don’t want to be caught on the hop.
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