Boots designed by Vancouver’s John Fluevog are boldly going the place no Canadian footwear has gone earlier than.
Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds, which premiered earlier this week, options iconic characters like Spock and Captain Kirk all clad within the custom-designed boots.
Fluevog stated somebody who works on the present is a fan of his work and he jumped on the probability to contribute to the costumes and create the Starfleet boot.
“I feel it is only a nice little nice little marriage. It is excellent. We’re actually tickled as to be related to that sequence. I’ve all the time been a fan” he advised CTV Information, noting it is not the primary time he is been requested to collaborate.
“This one is for positive my favorite to this point.”
A part of what made the partnership work, Fluevog says, is that his sneakers have a faithful, inclusive and typically quirky fandom — identical to the TV sequence.
“They’re all about inclusivity and all of that — and it matches with our model. Trekkies are sort of like Fluevog-ers. They’re enjoyable, they’re nice folks,” he says.
“Our model is slightly eccentric. I am hopefully slightly eccentric. I identical to issues that really feel real, slightly bit offbeat, wacky.”
A part of the enjoyable of this venture, in accordance with the designer, was utilizing his creativeness to attempt to actually inhabit a distinct universe. And that was mirrored within the remaining design.
“It was necessary that the boots had no seams. As a result of as you are most likely conscious, there is not any stitching machines in area,” he stated, including this endeavour was very a lot in keeping with what he tries to do as a designer.
“I’ve a way in trend of having the ability to put one thing on that can take you to a distinct place. Generally our world will get slightly weary after we’re strolling via it with all of the troubles and cares. It is simply good to have the ability to stroll in a distinct place … I all the time suppose my sneakers are for leisure, and so they entertain folks.”
The boots have been unveiled at a conference in Chicago earlier this yr. There, they offered very nicely among the many Trekkies in attendance. They have been additionally accessible for pre-order on-line final month, and will likely be available in shops within the fall.
With recordsdata from CTV Information Vancouver’s Becca Clarkson