The influence of Hiroshi Fujiwara and his Japanese label, Fragment, are felt throughout the streetwear industry. And while the transcendental designer has led a life of creative commitment to the genre, as a whole, he often breaks away from his comfort zone to partake in enamoring partnerships. His newest project, a bespoke limited-edition revision of Red Wing Heritage’s legendary 4679 Moc Toe Boot, is one such endeavor.
The Red Wing Heritage x Fragment Design 4679 Moc Toe arrives as an embodiment of Fujiwara’s relentless love affair with color; namely, its absence. A sleek Black Chrome upper works alongside the boot’s similarly-hued stitching, laces, and storm welt, calling upon a subtle deviation in shade for its nickel eyelets and grippy white sole. As one might expect, the design of the 4679 lends itself to a minimalist aesthetic, opting for a less-complex silhouette that relies on embossed dual branding and sparsely-placed font to emphasize the rest of the shoe. A limited quantity of the boots will be released on December 20 for $450, while a raffle will be held at the Red Wing store in Tribeca, New York for a chance to purchase an exclusive $400 round-toe variant in-house.