United Arrows & Sons x SearchNDesign Launch The Bifida Sneaker

08.18.17 | By
United Arrows & Sons x SearchNDesign Launch The Bifida Sneaker

Japanese brand United Arrows & Sons partnered with Italian design group SearchNDesign to launch a brand new sneaker with a split toe. The Bifida was inspired by traditional Japanese socks, called ‘tabi’, that date back 1200 years ago during the Heian period. Merging modern Japanese street culture while respecting the past, these white leather tennis shoes mark a new concept in contemporary fashion.

The collaboration began last year when United Arrows & Sons’ iconic Creative Director Poggy met up with SearchNDesign’s team in Florence, resulting in a fashion fusion of Japanese and Italian cultures.

The shoe is made by hand in Italy in white leather with a contrasting heel tab and will be available by the end of August in United Arrow & Sons stores throughout Japan and online at SearchNDesign’s store.


Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.