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Key Features: The Northwave Espresso is offered in suede and leather variations, featuring an eco-fur lining. Embroidered branding has been applied to the tongue and heel. The standout element of the sneaker is its chunky rubber sole.
Release Date: Available now
Price: Approximately $143
Buy: Slam Jam
Editor’s Notes: Slam Jam is ushering in the relaunch of the Northwave Espresso, one of the more iconic sneakers of the ’90s. The Espresso debuted back in 1991, as it combined the sole of a snowboard boot and the upper of a sneaker.
The Espresso comes from Northwave, originally known as Calzaturifico Piva. The brand was founded in 1972 in the famous shoe district of Montebelluna. A Japanese board brand also focusing on sailing, windsurfing, and paragliding, Northwave was the number one snowboard boot provider in the ’80s.
After some time of dormancy, the Espresso relaunched in Japan in 2014. Now, the iconic ’90s sneaker is back thanks to Slam Jam, showcasing a slight revamp, and optioned in suede and leather variations. The shoe is also outfitted with an eco-fur lining, allowing you to comfortably wear it throughout the winter months.
Optioned in multiple colorways, you can pick up the resurgent Northwave Espresso now through Slam Jam.
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