Kingston Union Wino isn’t a skateboard shoe, however it is coming from the skateboard community, affordable, and vegan! Our favorite contributor Kevin Marks gives us some history on the folks behind this new company and his take on the shoe! Limited sizes for now.
Kingston Union launched recently and came out of left field. It caught my eye immediately and I dug around and learned that Ed Dominick is the man behind the new endeavor. Ed founded 88 and Vox footwear and currently works at Circa all the while being an outstanding photographer. Kingston comes from his history of he and his pals wearing winos in their formative years. Ed had the idea brewing for several years and on St. Patrick’s Day 2017 it launched with two colorways of a classic wino and a handful of tees and caps.
When you’ve been in the business as long as Ed, you make life long friends. Attached to the brand are legends Jason Adams, Matt Hensley, Mario Rubalcaba, Emmanual Guzman, plus a rad assortment of artists and rock n rollers.
The shoes are classic canvas winos and the pair I received are comfortable and sturdy and built to last. They claim vegan on their product description. Granted these aren’t skate shoes, but if you seek a comfortable & affordable chiller, I recommend you try a pair of these.
Kingston Union size 8-13 $26.95