Todd Snyder has been busy lately putting his spin on classic sneakers, most recently with his take on the New Balance 998. Next up is the designer’s military-inspired reimagining of the Grounder Hi-Top.
“My favorite thing is digging through flea markets and hunting for treasures, so when I went to visit Christopher Tobias and the PF Flyers team in Boston and saw all their catalogs from the early 1900s, it just blew me away,” the designer said in a statement. “This new style is based on an amazing vintage sneaker in their archive from when they were making shoes for the military. The military has always been a huge source of inspiration for me, and when I saw that, I just knew we had to reintroduce it.”
The shoe employs an olive green and black color palette, with olive green taking up the upper and black making up the midsole and outsole. The style, which according to the brand is based on the iconic original, is made from 14-ounce military grade canvas, a rugged rubber outsole and pigskin leather lining. It also features a new PF Flyers insole, updated rubber foxing, gunmetal eyelets and lace tips, and an embroidered leather ankle patch.
Snyder’s last collab, the New Balance “Black and Tan” NB1 998 inspired by New York’s iconic Old Town Bar, arrived in stores last week and retailed for $210.