Pop Trading Company x DC
Amsterdam’s Pop Trading Company joins forces with California’s DC Shoes to welcome a two-piece capsule that celebrates both brands’ skate heritage and influential skate and street scene stature. Introducing a crystal white Pop Trading Company x DC Lynx OG and an all-terrain Pop Trading x DC Navigator, both brands turn to ‘90s influence for their first ever collaborative drop.
Turning their attention to the era of the ‘90s and early ‘00s when skate culture was ultimately entering its own domain, DC Shoes and Pop Trading Company combine throwback feels with an ode to autumn/winter necessity with their first ever joint release. With Pop Trading Company known for their collaborations with brands such as Converse and Dutch record label Safe Trip, and with DC Shoes backed by releases with the likes of Magenta Skateboards and Bronze 56K, both parties bring their own sense of creativity to the table, with both the Lynx OG and the all-terrain Navigator Boot tapping into the resurging trend of rehashed yesteryear aesthetics.
Chunky in its design and an epitomical representation of early ‘00s skate shoes, the Pop Trading Company x DC Lynx OG returns in a full grain crisp white leather construction elevated by a custom designed jewel quarter DC logo for added charm and character. Originally released in ‘98 and a favourite of skaters such as Josh Kalis and Stevie Williams, the Lynx OG is a 23 year old silhouette that continues to inspire. Tapping into both parties’ love for expressive design, this new era remastering features resilient cotton canvas underlays for additional structural support, whilst the IMPACT-GTM heel cushioning and Ortholite sockliner combine for exemplary all-terrain function that remains true to the Lynx OG’s founding on/off board appeal. A two tone white and gum rubber outsole is debossed with bold ‘DC SHOES’ wrap around heel branding, whilst the tech-loop lacing system secures the Pop Trading Company custom woven tongue in place across the natural arch of the foot. The foam padded collar cradles the ankle providing superior cushioning to suit all applied settings, with the Pop Trading Company logo also displayed on the back heel for additional detail.
Inspired by Amsterdam’s wintery landscape and also by contemporary outdoor apparel footwear trends, the Pop Trading Company x DC Navigator boot receives a classic hairy suede update designed to provide a water resistant wear across the changing climate. A Sympatex booty lining, molded TPU feature and integrated foil strobel's help provide an insulative wear, whilst the heavy duty contoured outsole and wrap-over toe bumper work together to make light work of taxing terrains. A mixture of classic boot lacing hardware and traditional rope style laces honour the reissued design’s ode to the outdoors, whilst the gusseted DC logo-ed tongue is secured in place with handy pull-loop tabs for easy wearing. Signed off with a vintage khaki green, black and grey colouring with tonal Pop Trading Company logo branding displayed across each exterior facing quarter for further textured depth.
In celebration of this inaugural capsule collection, the Pop Trading Company x DC release is also accompanied by an aptly titled ‘DC SHOES : POP TRADING COMPANY’ video that features the likes of Logan Da Silva, Noah Bunink, John Shanahan and Jahmir Brown over the course of its 2:56 duration, edited by the creative Jan Maarten Sneep.
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