Tretorn is one of our favorite footwear brands in the market. The Sweedish shoe giant has debuted the first-ever footwear collection by its new creative director André 3000 dubbed, “I André Benjamin will not draw in class.” Which is an interesting name for a sneaker collection but it makes sense given that the designs include André’s classroom daydream sketches brought to life and crafted silhouettes inspired by Tretorn’s prep heritage with thick yellow and blue rugby-like stripes, purple terrycloth high tops, Velcro high tops, over-dyed and quilted materials.
“Growing up, we’d all put our personal stamp onto the blank canvas of the Nylite and I’d sketch out my own designs,” says Benjamin. “This collaboration felt like fun because it brought me back to that place of personalizing these original designs.” Price ranges from $85 to $250 USD and it’s now available via Tretorn’s online store. Select retailers worldwide will launch the collection in early December, followed by specialty and department stores in February 2018.