When CLSC LA opened back in the summer of 2015, it was destined to be a streetwear bright spot. Pronounced "CLASSIC,” in just a little over a year the Southern California based brand and retailer is now stocked in over 300 handpicked boutiques around the world. CLSC LA calls Fairfax Avenue home, a main north-south thoroughfares of Central LA; spanning 5-miles in length and easily one of the country’s hottest retail locations. But nestled within the budding culture of Fairfax stands CSLC, built on the providing consumers various brands including their own. The connection between CLSC and FILA came together a number of seasons back at the Agenda Tradeshow. “Fila is one of the first brand of shoes I owned,” explains owner Joshua Vides. “If you could afford the all-white Original Tennis you were the man. Wearing FILA’s in my neighborhood meant you were part of a certain community, so I had to go with that silhouette.”
The end result would be two limited edition runs of the Original Tennis. On one hand you have one with an all-over red suede upper atop a very icy outsole. The other hand presents a blue canvas upper with a white toe cap atop a translucent gum bottom. “I made the red suede with the icy sole for myself now, and the blue canvas with the white toe cap that a 12 year old me would want,” explains Vides. “See our shoes would get torn apart at the toe cuz we "tried", to skateboard. By adding the rubber toe the shoes longevity is prolonged and in my honest opinion, I had to do something with the Original Tennis that has never been done before.
The CLSC X FILA Original Tennis pack drops exclusively at Friday October 21, 2016 exclusively at CLSC LA and online at www.clsclife.com.