For the very first time, KangaROOS celebrates the Chinese New Year with a special sneaker. Since 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the brand created a unique shoe to join the festivities. This special KangaROOS Coil-R1 comes in the highest “Made in Germany” quality and features an array of traditional details.
The shoe’s striking colors of red and gold as those – according to mythological imagination – drive away an annually returning, man-eating monster. Made from a combination of the purest calf suede available and recycled PET material, the upper combines a patterned base with suede overlays. A Renmibi note hidden in each pair as well as a lucky knot on the laces serve as further symbols of luck that round out the shoe’s theme.
The Coil-R1 uses a DYNACOIL midsole for a super-comfy ride. An breathable, antibacterial, moisture-absorbing and recyclable insole adds even more performance perks. Handcrafted in Münchweiler, the sneaker is limited to only 306 pairs worldwide. A preview of the model takes place during Paris Fashion Week 2020.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to Chinese mythology, the rat is the first of the Zodiac animals. A tale says that the Jade Emperor made the decision based on the order in which the animals arrived at his party. The rat tricked the ox into giving it a ride on his back and then jumped down just as they both reached the location.
Release Details – KangaROOS Coil-R1 Year of the Rat
The KangaROOS Coil-R1 Year of the Rat drops on January 17, 2019. The premium MiG release retails for 250 €, while sizes go from EU 36 to 47. The sneaker launches at 2theMax, 43einhalb, Akribik, Afew, Allike, Chmielna20, Comix, Footshop, Glory Hole, Hanon, HHV, Jumpnshoez, Main Source, Schrittmacher, SneakAvenue, SneakerBAAS, Sneaker Studio, The 6th Floor and Suppa.