Notwoways, the sneaker brand and brainchild of the power house that is Callum McGinley and Rockwell Princely, is back with its highly-anticipated second SS22 instalment: The Lacuna…and socks to go with it.
Though fresh to the sneaker scene at only just over a year old, the brand has had a meteoric rise to the top since its inception that only looks to go up, selling out en masse at every drop. The Lacuna will be no different.
“Lacuna” meaning unfilled space, like the lacuna-shaped void in your collection, is versatile yet making a statement, and a blacked-out must-have. Following feedback in features and from its fans, The sneaker is the ‘stealthiest’ silhouette yet, that is soon to become the most sought after to date.
Its colourway, or lackthereof, draws its routes and inspiration from nostalgic youth culture and is based on the popular OG sneaker released in Notwoways SS20 drop ‘moonless’. Also incorporated is added tooling and the midsole from their most recent drop “syzygy” which sold out quicker than you could wrap your mind round its name. It’s all black everything from pull-tab and eyelets to lacing and lining, not forgetting the box.
And as fitting with the premium sneaker brands’ chunky, retro aesthetics and focus on comfort and sustainability, the sole is oversized but not bulbous, the heel is reduced in size, and the inside is revamped for extra cushioning on the ball of the foot, with recycled elements to support Notwoways’ sustainable initiatives.
No detail unturned, new phylon balance technology not only adds comfort but reduces wrinkles (on sneakers, not faces) and premium faded nubuck is paired with leather panels and perforated details for a sneaker that’s lightweight and breathable, with a premium feel. Extra specifics include a recycled phylon midsole, velvet tongue, tonal embroidery in signature places, and a water-repelling pre-coat layer, keeping kicks fresh.
In addition, Notwoways will be releasing socks for the first time; in the brands signature shade of orange along the base with balck detailing on the heel and underfoot, featuring the logo ‘NTW’ across its cuff.
On inspiration for the new release of the Lacuna, Notwoways had this to say:
“The name “Lacuna” has been given to this pair in honour of its black colourway, referencing a gap that needed to be filled, obscurity, and unity. With this, the shoe references the traditional black school shoes of our youth and their versatility – from playing football on the grass to running for a school bus – as well as the IYKYK culture of all-black shoe vibes, workers, commuters, all-terrain lovers, and more.”
Sneaker heads can get their hands on the Lacuna and NTW socks on May 9th at 6pm (BST) online.
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