For the seventh release of BNY Sole Series, our XO limited edition footwear project, we worked with the classic American running company to create a heritage-inspired shoe with modern nuances. The shoe features running elements like reflective details seen on the tongue and toes, as well as EVA foam soles—classic to Brooks’ heritage collections.

“The sneakers were based on their Chariot style from 1982, actually one of the most worn running shoes of the ‘80s,” explains Chris Pepe, Barneys senior buyer of men’s footwear. “We were really inspired by vintage varsity jackets, which is how we landed on the collegiate colors of black and burgundy.” As an avid runner, Pepe has long appreciated Brooks for their comfort and stability and was especially excited to collaborate with the Seattle-based brand.


The ongoing releases will continue monthly through December, with each release to be announced on Instagram. Follow us at @barneysnyofficial and @barneysman for the latest information.

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