Beastie Boys’ Shoes Benefit Planned Parenthood
Hillary Clinton may not be our next United States president, but that doesn't mean the boys can't support the girls. The Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock is
Hillary Clinton may not be our next United States president, but that doesn’t mean the boys can’t support the girls. The Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock is proving that he can do just that by adding a philanthropic edge to his newest fashion venture.
The rocker teamed up with Los Angeles-based vegan shoe brand Keep. The two have put their heads together to design, what Ad-Rock has deemed the “perfect winter” shoe. The golden glitter holiday twist is that profits from the shoe will go to benefit nonprofit organization Planned Parenthood.
Using the recent presidential election as motivation, Ad-Rock cited his reasoning behind the shoe in Keep’s recent announcement:
“Winter’s cold and I couldn’t find a warm sneaker to walk around in. Given the outcome of our current election, it’s gonna get a lot colder before we can feel that summer sun again. So I collaborated with my friend Una [Kim, founder of] Keep shoes not just because I wanted warm sneaks, but because I support small business. I support women run business. I support Asian-American run business.
Net proceeds of this shoe will be donated to Planned Parenthood because I support a woman’s right to choose and feel that women should not be punished for making decisions about their own lives and bodies. If you have similar beliefs, you might wanna grab a pair. Or, if you simply support fresh styles, then you too can be part of what peeps in Keeps are doing.”
The shoe, dubbed the Ramos Ad-Rock, is currently available for presale on the Keep website and will be available to ship in February, according to SFgate.com.