Buffalo Source and Herrensauna are bringing us a heady hit of Berlin

Buffalo Source and Herrensauna are bringing us a heady hit of Berlin

by Ollie Cox
2 min

Buffalo’s progressive collaboration label Source has teamed up with Berlin-based party collective Herrensauna for a custom line of shoes. The new arm of the Buffalo brand was launched in 2022 to connect Buffalo’s heritage with underground culture, and its latest project does exactly that, channelling Buffalo’s long standing musical heritage into the German capital’s subcultural soundscape. 

Founded in 2015 by Cem Dukkha and Nicolas Endlicher, a.k.a. MCMLXXXV, Herrensauna has grown from an intimate party attended by friends to a highlight of the city’s techno scene, bringing an infectious punk, queer-friendly environment to the dancefloor. This is the energy the two brought to the collaboration, which saw iconic Buffalo silhouettes reinterpreted with a club-kid sensibility. 

Campaign shots lensed by Thyago Sainte and styled by Aoife Adole Akue show the sturdy shoes pictured in a dark basement, worn with baggy pants against the backdrop of a wall of speakers. Later, talent can be seen scaling the sound system and dancing on a muddy dance floor below in a heady, escapist display. 

The Herrensauna Creep is a reimagined Buffalo derby shoe featuring the signature Buffalo Classic sole, arriving with a detachable harness, providing multiple styling options. The Herrensauna Trakker is a reworked Buffalo hiking boot, built onto the classic platform sole, and features an etching of the Herrensauna logo to the rear. There is an additional “mud-like,” textured colourway releasing too, offering a “club beater” look before you even get to the venue. 

To celebrate the launch, Herrensauna and Source will host an immersive party in London featuring Herrensauna’s signature soundscape. The shoes will be available on December 1 via Buffalo Source, Herrensauna and LNCC

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