Honda and JackThreads have collaborated on a limited-edition HT3 Driving Shoe (recommended retail price US$100), available exclusively in the JackThreads online store.
The sneaker is inspired by the dramatically redesigned, all-new 2016 Honda Civic (read more about it here), and pays tribute to the three core aspects of Honda design that influenced the car’s sporty and dynamic styling – high touch, high tension and high tech.
Working with Honda R&D America’s Jarad Hall, who helped lead the exterior design of the Civic sedan in North America, JackThreads developed the driving shoe to reflect the vehicle’s design throughout the HT3 sneaker, including its high-quality construction and seamless silhouette.
The sneaker features premium materials, such as sleek suede with metallic hints and a quilted leather pattern on the heel counter and insole. To ensure a comfortable and snug fit, the sneaker has a neoprene vamp that fits securely over the top of the driver’s foot and articulated nodes that wrap around the wearer’s ankle, all to provide additional support.
The smooth lines of the Civic exterior inspired the clean lines of the HT3 sneaker. To cover the laces, JackThreads developed a suede shroud that fastens into place and, when uncovered, reveals the Civic logo.