October 4, 2012
Focusing on utilitarianism and functional versatility, the maharishi x Po-Zu 2012 fall/winter capsule collection blends the street styling of maharishi with the ecological lean of Po-Zu. The collection is comprised of the Jungle High and Low Boot, a duo of simple yet technologically advanced autumn footwear options that also take sustainability to heart. Aesthetically, the shoes are most notable for the use of color blocking and contrasting laces, an innovative application of fall-appropriate tones on a leather vamp and hemp quarter. The boots, meanwhile, utilize Po-Zu’s unique coconut fibre Coir ‘foot-mattress,’ containing air pockets that react to your body heat, weight and movement, gradually moulding to the shape of your foot. Elsewhere, the gum sole is created from the milky sap of the Lectae Hevea tree, a pure vegetable rubber that is FDA approved. Simple but never simplistic, the maharishi x Po-Zu Jungle Boots for Fall/Winter 2012 should land at select retailers very soon.
words by Jonathan Poh