Year: 2009

Nick says: "We haven't worked on too many casual models in our collab history, and when a good friend from Jhung Yuro brought up the idea of a working on a shoe together, the first thing I thought about was bringing in more than just a shoe with co-branding. We initially discussed a shoe that would feature leather from Tanner Goods, located here in Portland, ran by a few of my close friends and renowned for their quality, handmade leather goods. The brainstorming was all over the place, at one point including a multi-compartment box, with a belt, wallet and shoe all inside. In the end, the trio of brands came together for "The Premium," housed in a custom co-branded box. Included inside was a pair of Jhung Yuro sneakers in two-tone leather with an insanely comfy pigskin liner, along with a handmade leather cardholder from Tanner Goods, their very first two-tone one. They're one of the more subtle shoes we've done through the years, but still great to break out all this time later."