Jake says: "These were inspired by the ever-so-popular Balmain Biker Jeans. I don't know how I ended up thinking shoes inspired by pants would be cool, but it happened. These are made of a waxed black denim, with the ribbing and modified panels as seen on the jeans. In my eye this is one of the dopest pairs I've ever done, but for whatever reason the public didn't get that excited about them. Maybe you just need a second look. Regardless, I have my pair on right now. These were released in Fall of '12"