UK-based designer Jean-Luc Ambridge works with HOKA through his label J.L-A.L_.
Producing some of the most comfortable footwear in the game, HOKA has somewhat seen a rise in demand throughout 2022 and into 2023 as the French-based imprint has begun to collaborate with fashion labels and designers throughout the globe. For their latest collaborative effort, HOKA has employed UK-based designer Jean-Luc Ambridge’s brand J.L-A.L_ on a pack of Tor Ultra’s.
Coming in hot with two different models, one high-top version of the Tor Ultra and one low-top of the same model, both share similar details while maintaining the utilitarian design HOKA is well-known for. On the high-top model, deep black and purple shades take over the silhouette with the upper composed of a thick material ready for the natural elements while the low-top borrows this same material in a more traditional khaki shade. Perforated details land on the midfoot while 3M reflective hits are found on the HOKA logo, eyelets, and TPU toecap. Underfoot sits a thick rubber midsole and outsole with the latter lugged for outdoor use.
The J.L-A.L_ x HOKA Collection is set to drop on January 19th, 2023 through J.L-A.L_ while HOKA and select retailers will release globally the following day on January 20th. As of this writing, sizing and pricing information is TBA. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
Images via J.L-A.L_