Alkaline Trio has unveiled a special set of Trio-banded Nike skate shoes. The Heart and Sole Air Zoom Cush and a limited run of messenger bags will be released June 27th exclusively at Jacks Retail Shop in Huntington Beach. A nationwide release is planned for July 11th. The band will also be releasing a new record titled Agony and Irony on July 01, 2008
Matt Skiba commented:
We chose red and black as the main colors to reflect our Chicago roots and pay homage to the Bulls. We are huge fans. I'm also into sneakers, so seeing the swoosh and our logo on one product is unbelievable. The shoe looks amazing and provides some insight into who we are.
Custom design elements include reflective details and bike-tread inspired graphics, correlating to the band's formative years in Chicago where the members met while working as bike messengers. Distressed materials translate the punk ethos, and the Alkaline Trio logo is featured on the heel cup. The Heart and Sole Cush is constructed of all synthetics, supporting select band members who are vegetarian.