Filling Pieces “Move Without Barriers”

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Dutch sneaker brand Filling Pieces is charging into Autumn Winter 2017 season with fresh ideas and a stylish footwear line-up. Entitled “Move Without Barriers”, the new drop features new silhouettes as well as upgrades on classics such as the Runner model in upscale materializations.

Asked about the inspiration for “Move Without Barriers” the team at Filling Pieces offered: “Our collection is largely inspired by nomadic Mongolian tribes. These reindeer herders travel the vast land multiple times a year always looking for a better place to survive.”

In the next step, the overall goal was to bring these characteristics into a modern-day urban setting. “We’ve translated their resourcefulness to a wide collection with a range of brand new silhouette while maintaining our signature Low Top as protagonist of the collection.”

New models, old favorites

The first new model in the drop is the Low Mondo Nardo Ripple. It minimizes iconic Filling Pieces design details while still retaining the signature design DNA. “This silhouette reduces the iconic FP tongue and completely removes our signature heel padding, replacing it with a heel tab,” said the team.

Second in line is the Low Plasma Heel Cap Orbit, packing tons of influences from vintage basketball and running shoes with multiple layers of nubuck combined with the Heel Cap sole.

Third, the Low Legacy Arch Runner is the collection’s contemporary runner style. It is crafted from premium materials like perforated nubuck and suede. It also introduces a new Arch Runner sole which has a midsole of lightweight EVA sole and a grippy rubber outsole.

As for updated classics, the Low Top returns as the Low Top Sky Seamless. “We experimented with a high frequency welding technique that uses heat and pressure to bond layers onto the uppers without the use of stitching. The Low Top Seamless uses this technique to bond a synthetic layer onto sporty cotton mesh.”

Also get ready for the cold weather with the High Field Boot Sky Tsaatan. It is a rugged, technical boot with high quality hardware like a zipper on the tongue, lace eyelets and lace hooks fastened with rope lacing. “Its rugged features have been tempered by layers of butter soft nubuck in neutral shades.”

Another option to stay warm is the Peak Boot Heel Cap Storm, inspired by military desert boots, with a tactical appearance from layers of nubuck and suede, ankle padding and matching tonal powder coated lace hooks.

For a lighter boot, the Mid Altitude Heel Cap Tech implements scuba materials, consisting of a leather lined neoprene boot encased in a rough suede support and ankle padding.

Select styles from the women’s collection also return, including the Upper Cut Shark Sumatra as a high-top boot that blends luxurious leather uppers with decorative lace tabs. Also back in style is the Marina model in both low and high-tops in brand new colour ways.

Get the 360-degree experience

Catch the collection in this new 360-degree video, just dropped on the Interwebs. Make sure to plug in with your VR goggles and headphones to get the full experience.

About the video, the brand said: “The video set is constructed from parachute fabric. This technical material is waterproof and resilient – much like the reindeer hide the Tsaatan use in their functional footwear and garments – yet flows and moves as free as the air it captures. The perfect material to depict freedom.”

The new Filling Pieces “Move Without Barriers” collection is out now online at Filling Pieces as well as select retailers.

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