Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Designs Shoe, Donates Proceeds to Planned ParenthoodPhotos by Dave Potes Style News Ad-Rock
Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys has teamed up with Los Angeles vegan footwear company Keep to design a new shoe. The “Keep x Ad-Rock Ramos” midtop features “a weather resistant, nylon cordura body” that is lined with “synthetic fleece and accented with channel quilted, silicon coated nylon.” Net proceeds from the shoe will benefit Planned Parenthood, as Ad-Rock joins a growing list of creators donating to the reproductive health non-profit after Donald Trump’s election.
Keep has previously partnered with the likes of Bon Iver and Animal Collective’s Deakin. Below, read Ad-Rock’s statement on the collaboration:
Winter’s cold and I couldn’t find a warm sneaker to walk around in. Given the outcome of our current election, it’s gonna get a lot colder before we can feel that summer sun again. So I collaborated with my friend Una [Kim, founder of] Keep shoes not just because I wanted warm sneaks, but because I support small business. I support women run business. I support Asian-American run business. Net proceeds of this shoe will be donated to Planned Parenthood because I support a woman’s right to choose and feel that women should not be punished for making decisions about their own lives and bodies. If you have similar beliefs, you might wanna grab a pair. Or, if you simply support fresh styles, then you too can be part of what peeps in Keeps are doing.
The waterproof winter shoe, which has “Horovitz” stitched into it, retails for $97, and can be pre-ordered here. The shoe will ship in late February of 2017.