Plae is an innovative shoe brand blending the worlds of art and footwear. This special limited-edition series is a collaboration with artists, inviting creativity and expression in every step. One of their notable collaborations is with Oliver Black, an artist deeply influenced by skateboard and graffiti art scenes. His unique style is evident in several of the brand’s designs, resonating with both kids and adults.
The collection features distinctive designs:
- The Chloe Marin Madia, inspired by the madia flower and Oliver’s niece.
- The Max Odyssea, showcasing a dense, interlocking animal pattern.
- The Thandi Cloud 9, influenced by Oliver’s travels to India and featuring elephants.
- The Oliver Black Roan, the debut shoe, adorned with hand-drawn characters inspired by real-life personalities.
Plae’s commitment to craftsmanship is evident in every pair of shoes, which undergo a 300-step process over 18 months. Each pair is handcrafted, with attention to every detail, including hand-embossed logos.
Innovation is at the forefront with their Plae Tech, featuring STAELACE™ for easy, one-handed shoe tying, and the interchangeable INNERSPACE™ fit system for customizable comfort. This technology is not just about looks; it’s about functionality and personalization.
The brand also promotes sustainability through the REWEAR Collective. In partnership with Kidizen, they encourage reselling and recycling of shoes, supporting a circular economy and reducing waste.