Hear the word “anime” and the obvious classic of One Piece would probably pop into the heads of any self-respected geek. Here’s a piece of good news for avid fanatics of the long-running manga: you can now show off your fandom with these Straw Hat Pirates-inspired kicks from the new Skechers D’Lites X One Piece collection!
Following the epic success of its first collaboration last year, Skechers has once again teamed up with the legendary anime series to debut a new range in line with their next-generation Skechers D’Lites 3.0.
An update of the footwear brand’s iconic chunky silhouette, their latest offerings feature all-new colourways that pay homage to crowd-favourite characters Monkey D. Luffy, Portgas D. Ace, Trafalgar Law, Jinbe and Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard). For the eagle-eyed One Piece aficionados, you might even notice subtle touches incorporated into the designs such as the monochrome square motifs reminiscent of Jinbe’s coat.
Besides the One Piece detailing, the D’Lites 3.0 also boasts a chunkier outsole that gives a modern twist to the retro aesthetics, complete with a smooth leather upper and various mesh panels to ensure comfort and breathability without compromising on style.
A pair of Skechers X One Piece sneakers will set you back $159, with US sizes 7 to 13 for men and 5 to 10 for women. Here’s a closer look at the designs:
Money D. Luffy
Portgas D. Ace
Marshall D. Teach
That’s not all; fellow sneakerheads will also be able to take home limited edition Skechers X One Piece collectible items to add to their merchandise stash when they make an in-store purchase. One can receive a free Luffy tote bag with the purchase of any Skechers x One Piece sneakers, or a free cap with the purchase of two pairs of shoes (Skechers X One Piece shoes + any other Skechers footwear). Take note that quantities are limited, so you might wanna snap ’em up quick to score exclusive bragging rights.
So where exactly can you hunt down these kicks? From 15 March 2019 onwards, the Skechers D’Lites X One Piece collection will be available across 14 stores islandwide: the Skechers concept stores in Suntec City, Tampines 1, Jurong Point, Parkway Parade, Causeway Point, VivoCity, JEM, Takashimaya, ION Orchard, Junction 8, Compass One, NEX, SingPost Centre, as well as the Mark Nason X Skechers concept store at Bugis Junction. Don’t say bojio!