CLAE has teamed up with surfboard shaper Son of Cobra for a limited edition collection of sneakers and retro fish board. The CLAE x Son of Cobra collection delivers aesthetically-forward footwear that blends California cool with an artistic slant.
The accompanying video showcases his latest project, a lightweight 2002 BMW inspired by vintage hill climb racing. Influenced by his expert craftsmanship, the vehicle is reconstructed with a 1969 BMW 1602 chassis, carbon fiber components and 4-cylinder engine using the S14 2, 3L 16 valves from a newer BMW M3 to create higher horsepower than the original.
The collection features exclusive marbleized digital prints designed by Paul Lefevre, better known as Son of Cobra. One of the most sought-after board shapers and glassers, Son of Cobra is known for his meticulous shaping.
The prints in this collaboration highlight Son of Cobra’s skillful application of marbling, creating a full grain leather sneaker that is abstract and durable.
The color scheme of black and white is an emblematic signature of Son of Cobra, giving life to CLAE’s newest silhouette, the Malone, while also maintaining the brand’s ethos of uncommon comfort and versatility.
Limited to 300 pairs worldwide.