Eastpak has anounced to introduce its first-ever footwear collection for the fall/winter 2012/13 season at Bread & Butter in Berlin. The offer debuts as a seminal, capsule collection presented in two lines that are called Authentic and Returnity. The Returnity range (retailing between €89 and 99) features all-over suede and vintage-inspired leather detailing while the Authentic footwear range (€79 -89) is made from original Eastpak backpack materials and available in low, mid and high-cut styles.
Eastpak’s VP of Product & Design Toon Kympers explained, “The line-up is thus a logical extension of our bag and luggage collections. There are strong links in both the fabrics and designs employed, resulting in an unmistakably Eastpak look and feel. Our partnership with footwear specialist Sugi International Limited has ensured very high quality standards.”
A license agreement was signed back in 2011 with Sugi International Limited, a footwear trading company based in Hong Kong. An even broader collection of footwear playing on Eastpak’s bag and luggage collections is in the works as part of the spring/summer 2013 line-up.