“Keeping it all in the family” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, and it's rare to hear such an idiom used to describe a pair of sneakers. But family ties are directly responsible for the Royale Chukka sneaker, a shoe that marks the first-ever collaboration between Greats and NOAH, respectively founded by the brothers Ryan and Brendon Babenzien.
The Royale Chukka takes the base of the Greats Margom sole and round toe box in its standard suede and embellishes it with touches that are characteristically NOAH. Instead of suede, the upper is made from a heavy-duty canvas and is stitched with a NOAH tag on the side. The inner is lined with leather, and the brothers added tiny details like stitched ankle padding in an homage to retro skate shoes of old. The sneaker comes in three colorways: black, navy/black and pink/black.
The Royale Chukka is now available via Greats online store. Also be sure to listen to our recent podcast with the Babenzien bros below.
For more sneaker collaborations, check out this rainbow Le Coq Sportif and Town & Country number.