Hypothetical situation: It’s a Friday night, and you have the chance to see both METZ and The Postal Service. Do you wear tattered high-tops or slightly-fashionable loafers, keeping in mind that you’ll be a fashion outcast during at least one show? (It’s hypothetical, remember?) Until now, the answer would have been to silently suffer in trashy obscurity for at least part of the night.
But in the pursuit of helping consumers who may find themselves in such a jam, Sub Pop, in a partnership with TOMS, has announced a limited-edition shoe collection commemorating the label’s Silver Jubilee 25th anniversary.
The collection includes the lace-up Paseo shoe in gray for men, and two versions of the slip-on Classic in navy for men and red for women, all with a unique Sub Pop design incorporated into the shoe.
With every pair of shoes comes a Sub Pop sampler featuring new and rare tracks from the Sub Pop acts like Shabazz Palaces, Mudhoney, Father John Misty, Pissed Jeans, Shearwater, King Tuff, and more. And if fresh kicks and tunes weren’t enough, for every shoe purchased, TOMS will donate a pair of new shoes to a child in need.
The shoes will be available beginning July 1st at TOMS.com and the TOMS flagship store in Venice, CA. They will also be for sale at Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee.
Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee festival will be held on July 12th and 13th in Seattle, featuring Mudhoney, Greg Dulli, J Mascis, Father John Misty, and more. The event will benefit Seattle nonprofits 90.3 KEXP FM, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, and Northwest Harvest. Head here for tickets and other event information.