A three-way collaboration has seen the quintessential American-made denim come to the Crocs All-Terain Clog with an explosion of color.
Crocs and Levi’s tapped Proleta Re Art, a Japanese designer specializing in one-of-one pieces made from upcycled denim, for a super limited run of the All-Terrain Clog. Limited to just 60 pairs, each of the clogs is clad with White Oak dead stock denim pulled from Levi’s archives.
White Oak refers to the denim that came out of the Cone Mills Corporation’s North Carolina factory of the same name. The company worked has worked with Levi’s since 1915, when a deal known as the “Golden Handshake” was signed for exclusive production of Levi’s 501 jeans. The White Oak factory’s selvedge denim was, and still is, the gold standard. Much to the dismay of denim enthusiasts, White Oak closed in 2017 as the last selvedge denim mill in the United States.
Proleta Re Art hand-made the denim panels covering the All-Terain Clogs’ upper, each of which features a unique paisley print with its own mix of colors and comes with an accompanying bag. But for those looking to get a pair, it’ll be extremely difficult.
The shoes were made for “promotional purposes” only, which means you’ll have to be deemed “friends and family” to be given a pair or hope a few end up on the resale market. Less limited, however, will be the Levi’s X Crocs “Shashiko” All-Terain Clogs made without Proleta Re Art and expected for a Sept. 22 release through both brands. The dark, possibly raw denim upper comes with an intricate stitching pattern that makes the clog a far cry from a consolation prize.
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