The way Melvin Melchor designed FAST BREAK gave to colour and material designers a lot of options to work with. Here is the result of this worldwide project.
Thinking in a basketball player, who was raised in the USA and lived for a while in Spain, this concept merges the hi-tops and basketball shoes and the low tops and runners, two different styles popular on each side of the globe.
The FAST BREAK Cement Grey is composed by soft split suede, nappa calf leather and polyester mesh with a hexagonal pattern, and was handcrafted by Portuguese shoemakers. With the mid top half splited in materials and colours, the sneaker has contrasting details, round elastic laces and hotstamp details.
The white sporty outsole was inspired by Casa Batllo, in Barcelona, and the bottom tells a comfort story.
Who is ISAMU JARMAN?
Japan-Born. Hawaii-Bred. Portland-Living.
His background of multiple cultures and experiences affect his design process.
We like to think that we are not only selling sneakers.
We consider ourselves a creative platform for a reason.
One of the most fulfilling feeling we have is that of seeing that we also contribute to the education of the designers that cooperate with us and of our followers.
So, we were never ashamed of showing the "process" that leads to the final product.
Showing what's possible, the horrible pullovers, the failed samples... the things you normally don't get to see.