F65 guest editors Animal Collective are diving enthusiasts. The cool toned, amoeba forms that trailed onto Avey Tare's just-announced slip-ons—a collaboration with LA shoe brand Keep Company—look like something you might run into underwater in California. If you smile upon that kind of encounter, you’ll be glad to know that all profits from the mid-rise sneakers will support the Socorro Island Conservation Fund, a small group dedicated to the enduring wildness of Baja’s Revillagigedo Archipelago. Preorder today and your shoes will come in March, along with other evidence of AC’s gameness to trip deep in uncharted waters: an exclusive collection of unreleased jams, on cassette! In the meantime, keep an eye out for the three more pairs from Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear, coming up for air soon.
Animal Collective’s Avey Tare Plays for Keeps
September 27, 2010