We Are Underdogs, a creative platform that is producing the concept sneakers of PENSOLE students, has just launched its second release: Melvin Melchor’s FAST BREAK.
We Are Underdogs (WAU) burst onto the scene last month when the brand released INITIUM, a sneaker designed by Maxwell Lund, winner of the 2016 PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship. The sneaker was released in a very limited run — each pair is numbered out of 99, — and is currently available at WeAreUnderdogs.com.
The brand’s next design, called FAST BREAK, has just launched. Designed by Melvin Melchor, a top-8 finisher in last year’s PENSOLE World Sneaker Championship, the concept sneaker takes inspiration from American hightops and lowtop Euro runners.
This slip-on sneaker is constructed from premium soft split suede, nappa calf leather, and polyester mesh. The front half of the shoe is a cement grey tone while the ankle and heel portions are solid black. Leather hits are seen along both sides of the forefoot and on the pull tab/eyestay.
Melchor’s FAST BREAK is available exclusively online for $169 at WeAreUnderdogs.com. Like the INITIUM, only 99 pairs have been handmade in Portugal so act fast if this is one you want to pick up.
What’re your thoughts on the FAST BREAK? Let us know in the comments below. You can follow Melvin Melchor on Instagram @melvin_s_melchor for more.
Source: We Are Underdogs