A collaboration between illustrator Parra Rockwell, Amsterdam's Patta and seasoned veterans Alife, the Everybody Mid Rap has some texture and color details that made me take notice.
A mix of materials, including Nubuck suede, nylon and leather, compartmentalizes the vibrant, otherwise monochrome blue, making for an appealing contrast in textures. The clear sole, red trim and alternating lace holes are also an attractive touch. People lined up at the Patta sneaker shop in Amsterdam yesterday for the world release of the mid-top. I might see you in the queue when it drops stateside on 3 May 2008 at Alife flagships and online at Rockwell.
Check out the stop motion animation by Parra released in conjunction with the sneaker on YouTube and have a a closer look at the sneaker after the jump.