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ilk X Padmore & Barnes
The ilk x Padmore & Barnes collaboration has been 21 years in the making.
The legendary Irish shoe manufacturer has worked with Supreme, Comme des Garcon, and Stussy and is now collaborating with an Irish brand for the very first time.
With their studios only 100 miles apart, and their values even closer, this collaboration is a natural fit.
The partnership has produced a hand-stitched moccasin with reworked details on a classic design that’s been a staple in many people’s wardrobe for over 60 years. The durable crepe sole is made with the sap of the Heva tree offering a level of comfort and longevity that others just can’t.
Finished in a soft suede they’re adaptable - suitable for dressing up for a special event or meeting up with mates for a drink. A laser-etched ilk logo on the heel and hand-numbered fob make these a collector’s item. Each pair also comes with a branded suede brush.
Experts in the town of Gomes in northern Portugal have made each of these 48 pairs of shoes by hand in their factory. They are craftsmen who meticulously pour over the smallest of details to make sure that these shoes are the best you’ll ever wear.
Padmore & Barnes are true originals, they were the first to make the iconic Wallabee in their factory on the banks of the River Nore in Kilkenny. Using only high-quality materials and constructing their shoes with precise techniques, the shoemakers in the Marble City crafted shoes that went on to create a global brand.
Available in Grain and Stout, a nod to their respective town’s beer brewing heritage.