This “Lace-Saver” concept is part of an Opening Ceremony x Spike Jonze collab, inspired by his early 90’s action sports roots. The idea was to produce a high-end sneaker with a personality touching on his early skateboard days. The lace protector panel was first designed in the late 80’s to prolong lace life from skateboarding’s brutal wear and tear. With the combination of a casual vulcanized outsole and a high-end full grain leather, these would of made a really dynamic fashion sneaker considering the multitude of different lace-up options. This was one of the approved concepts I did for the Spike Jonze collection during my time with Opening Ceremony, however due to factory time constraints…these unfortunately never saw the light of day.