Sand.W.Man (pronounced “Sandman”) is a new project that brings together TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloIst. designer Takahiro Miyashita and nonnative designer Takayuki Fujii. Despite incorporating different methods and design approaches into their respective brands, they became close friends after they realized that they both had an affinity for the same design era as well as the color sand beige.
The inaugural collaboration is based on Reebok’s Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi. The refined and updated version presents the sneaker in an understated, neutrally colored desert boot style. The use of sand beige pigskin for the uppers and a rubber outsole are the defining aesthetics of the shoe. Logos are embossed on the tongue, heel and side of the shoe, and provide a minimalist feel which is consistent with the Sand.W.Man style. The collaboration is currently available at select Reebok retailers in Japan and is slated for global release on July 12.