Bodega hit its 15 year anniversary in 2021 and the Boston-based retailer will keep the celebration going with a new sneaker collaboration in 2022.
Originally previewed in its Autumn/Winter ‘21 lookbook, a Bodega x Hoka collab is on the horizon. The collection is highlighted by the Hoka Kaha Low GTX sneaker and also includes a matching ORA slide. For their first project together, Bodega and Hoka sought to mesh their respective strengths in streetwear and performance with fall-inspired colorways on the trail shoe and recovery slide.
The Kaha Low GTX uses mostly olive nubuck with almond-colored suede and mixes in dashes of color on the blue tongue and pink heel and tongue loops. A set of four lace options adds further color to the toned-down palette. Performance comes by way of a Gore-Tex liner and Vibram sole which are suited for hiking use.
“Because we are a bi-coastal brand, residing in cities with incredible outdoor resources nearby right outside city limits, we stay active,” says Bodega director of marketing Matt Zaremba. “Whether escaping from the hustle and bustle of city living to refocus and ground ourselves, or chasing the next adventure, we rely on quality goods that will make the journey enjoyable while retaining our individual approach to style. Hoka is a key brand in the space that aligns with our personal and collective tastes and appreciation for getting up and getting out there.”
The Bodega x Hoka collection releases March 25 exclusively from bdgastore.com, hoka.com, and Bodega’s Boston and Los Angeles stores. The Kaha Low GTX retails for $225, while the ORA slide is priced at $60. Take a closer look at the full collection below.
Article written by Riley Jones #SoleCollector