Get your kicks with Mini-branded sneakersWed, 08 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0700
No room for a Mini Cooper in your garage? Maybe you can find room for Mini Cooper-branded shoes in your closet.
Starting in September, the Mini Lifestyle Collection will be selling the sneakers at its online shop and at select Mini dealerships. The cushy high-tops, with Union Jack trim, are made of water-repellant canvas and have discrete Mini logos on the sides and the sole.
If you can't wait until fall to add these to your collection, they will be available at the Sneakerness footwear conventions in Zurich and Amsterdam this summer.
Mini is planning to make the sneakers available to U.S. customers but is waiting for approval from U.S. Customs officials. Once approved, pricing info will be released. If you can’t wait, get your European friends to snag you a pair.
By Julie Alvin