It looks like Brooklyn graffiti artist Josh "Stash" Franklin is back at the footwear game, as part of a new collaboration with some interesting characters. Ready? Philadelphia urban retailer VILLA turns 20 this year. OK, sounds good. So to commemorate this, Rocawear is making a boot for the shop. OK. Cool. Jay-Z and Udi Avashalom (Training Camp NYC) own Rocawear footwear, so this makes it their collab. Then they got Stash to write a happy birthday message on each box. OK. So it's a three way collab between Udi, Jay-Z, and Stash.
The boot is cool, but definitely not the first time Stash has gotten down with the collabo-train. Hit the jump for them all, a history of Stash's footwear collabs, and get schooled. Think you have what it takes to become the next go-to collaborator man? We know Nike is looking...
Stash x Nike Air Force 1 High (2003)
Stash's Air Force 1 High is up there with the Supreme SB as far as "sneakers that started the second wave of sneakerhead-dom." The O.G. pair came in a sick case, and the sneakers were re-released following Nike's "One Night Only" celebration of the Air Force 1 in 2006.
Stash x Nike Air Classic BW (2003)
These are sick; the start of the Stash blue on Nikes that later went on to appear on some of the most coveted collabs on the market.
Stash x Futura x Nike iD Dunk (2005)
When Nike iD first started, there were a bunch of promo projects and hype things going on. Stash x Futura x green dunk? Not a banger, but even Jordan missed a few shots.
Nike Dunk High - Premium Futura 50th Birthday F2T-50 by Stash (2006)
When we turn 50, we hope our really cool friends will make us a sneaker. Maybe Kanye will design a Yeezy for the Complex crew (hahaha)!
Stash x Gravis Comet Mid (2006)
Unfortunately, a lot of snowboarders didn't know Stash when these came out (despite his 2004 Burton snowboard collabo). They thought the Comet LE "Stash" had something to do with weed. Betcha wish you hadn't destroyed them at the Biltmore now, huh?
Stash x Nike Air Max 95 (2006)
These dropped at the height of NYC sneakerdom, and dudes were camped out in front of Nort like the apocalypse was coming.
Stash x Nike Air Force 1 (2006)
And that it did, look at this. Pigeon Dunks what.
Nike Air Force 1 Stash x Futura Special Edition (2006)
Oh friends. Super cool guys and friends of the Futura/Stash duo got their hands on a special laser and embroidered pair of the LE 1s.
Stash x Nike SB P-Rod (2006)
The P-Rod special edition series was done up by a crew of Nike best boys including Tinker Hatfield, Futura, Michael Hernandez and of course, Mr. Stash.
Stash/Nort x Nike Zoom Kobe 1 (2006)
The Stash/Nort collab was originally designed to hype the Kobe shoe, and make it "cool". An Internet contest went down between four shops, the winning design was going to get made. Premium Goods in Houston won, but Nike went forward with the Stash sneaker anyway. Something along the lines of, "This was Kobe's favorite."
Stash x Vans x Simpsons (2007)
The Vans x Simpsons collaboration series was wide in scope, bringing in heavyweights like KAWS, Cartoon, Neckface, REAS and our NYC repper Stash who went in on these Skate Mids and a little Bart love.
Stash x Nike Air Force 1 High (2008)
The first fat caps worked so well, why not give the kids a black version? Why not indeed.
Nike x Stash AF-X Steel Toe Air Force 1 Mid (2008)
These came as part of a bigger survival-style pack. Get out there and bomb some trains in your $250 sneakers!
Stash x Concepts x Clarks Wallabee (2008)
Shhhh. These were a secret drop for a while and then popped up at Concepts. A little better marketing would have taken these and their Futura partner a bit further, but a good look for Clarks nonetheless.
Stash x Lacoste Revan-Ardeur (2008)
Lacoste needed to step up its streetwear game, so where do they look? You know where.
Stash x Jay-Z x Udi Avashalom x Villa "Americana" Boot (2009)
And there you have it. All of the Stash shoes we can remember. Did we miss any?