After previously presenting the Le Dünk Pack (apparel) and the Decade Pack (footwear), K1X will now release the third most anticipated pack of their K1Xclusive Spring 2011 line: The Sierra Leone DCAC limited edition pack. For this project, the basketball brand from Germany combined all ingredients for an outstanding footwear project: a unique story, maximum exclusivity, high end distribution and dope product.
K1X kept it as limited as it gets: 22 different colorways limited to 15 pairs per style worldwide, placed in some of the most prestigious retailers around the globe. Each boutique will hold distinct one-of-a-kind DCAC silhouettes, available nowhere else. The pack combines original African ankara fabrics, Asian footwear manufacturing and German know-how. It arose within the framework of the folorunsho design project, which remixes original African materials and techniques with western design. From the proceeds of each of these 330 unique sneakers $25,- will be transfered directly the Sierra di Lion Sharity Trust Fund*, which supports the local youngsters, that actually design and manufacture many of the *folorunsho pieces.
The pack is topped off with 22 different New Era 59/50 caps, made of the same Ankara fabrics, so that the caps will match the selected DCAC SL shoes exactly. A tad of pop on the underbrim of these K1X New Era fitted caps adds a distinct Sierra Leone flavor to an otherwise all black lid. As for all K1Xclusive products, branding is kept subtle - in this case no logo on the sneakers, just an understated "Nation of Hoop" tab on the heel and a tone-in-tone K1X tag on the caps.
The Sierra Leone DCAC limited edition will only be available at these selected retailers: Colette (Paris), limitEDitions (Barcelona), Sneakersnstuff (Stockholm), Pool (Munich), Streetammo (Aalborg), Puka Puka (Hawaii), Lock&Load (Utrecht), Slam Japan (Tokio), Overkill (Berlin), Sneakerhead (Moscow), CLVII (Berlin), RNDM (Bochum), Black Rainbow Shop (Paris), PickYourShoes.Com (USA) and KICKZ.COM (Europe).