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Avant-minded British designer Christopher Shannon has teamed up with workwear purveyor CAT for a series of industrial-inspired shoes for SS16. Following successful collaborations over the past two seasons, this time around Shannon has reworked an archived silhouette, which CAT first released in 2000, by modernizing the shoe’s classic industrial style and employing a seasonally appropriate design.

Staying true to CAT’s safety boot heritage, Shannon’s ravey, ’90s-centric designs flaunt a sportier more athletic silhouette that combines a multi-terrain sole from the CAT Footwear archives with muted colors and bold, contrasting flashes of fluorescent. In addition, each pair features hand-cut leather and suede details, metal embellishments, and reflective piping and webbing.

Christopher Shannon x CAT Footwear SS16 kicks retail at $434 and can be purchased online at christophershannon.co.uk and in-store at Opening Ceremony Japan and New York.

Words by Nico Amarca
Fashion Editor, North America