Extra Butter x Asics “Death List 5″: Volume 1

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October 8, 2013

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SN:  Obviously, you guys couldn’t make direct call-outs to your source of inspiration because of copyright issues. Was there any trouble getting around the legal stuff and did it dictate the way any of the designs were executed?

Bernie:  Not really. The designs in themselves are quite transparent of the characters we used, and the name “Death List Five” is even more direct. Those who are familiar with the film series are quick to decipher who’s who. For those who were confused and didn’t get the reference, they could have easily done their homework. We didn’t think we were being that cryptic.

Jason And if we were, I don’t mind it. A little research never hurt anybody. When I was younger I often didn’t have the luxury of going onto SneakerNews to find out the back stories for products. I’d have to dig in. God bless NikeTalk, and being able to converse with shop staffs or other passionate collectors.

SN:  Were there any design obstacles along the way or things you wanted to do on the shoes that weren’t possible?

Bernie:  Getting the correct spectrum and location of fade for Cottonmouth did present some issues, especially when the gradient had to keep consistent throughout the medial panels and midsole.  For Copperhead, we originally were pushing to have a velvet for the upper to best represent the plushness of the velour jacket, but ultimately decided on suede as a better option.

Jason The color took to the suede and brought it to life beyond my expectations. I remember the samples came in the day of our 5 Year Anniversary (just so people understand portion of how long exactly we’ve been working on this, and being misleading about what we did or didn’t have up our sleeves). Right after our long day of Black Friday sale madness, we had a few minutes before setting up our 5 year party, and I showed the staff the samples. It was so rewarding to see their reactions to the actual, physical pair, especially to Bernie and I having been consumed with this project for so long.

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6 comments
pippowz9
pippowz9

so death list of 5 with the 3 kills of Volume 2 coming next..what about making a Black Mamba one? just to finish the DVAS.. about the colurs of these collabos maybe not all 5 are really nice but I think every one is worth to cop imo

andred77777
andred77777

The fact they had 5 diffrent WONDERFUL BASE MODELS, and managed to fuck up every single pair of these is hilarious. EVERY ONE of these "collabos" is so terrible. I dont know how you fuck up 5 dif pairs on 5 dif. tries. Laughable effort.  So whats worse is they will sell out and go straght to ebay and the funny shit is they are gonna sit there. Good luck reselling these fuckers!

littletumi
littletumi

.......yeah, I didn't think so! Hey, I have a good idea! How about the energy you're wasting on critiquing shoes you will never amount to, instead use it to TRY to create something better. BINGO!

littletumi
littletumi

Oh so you're a shoe designer? That's great! I guess that makes your feedback/opinion valid. Hey, do you have a portfolio of any collabs you've done? Would love to see! :)

puffy nips
puffy nips

@andred77777 look at this dudes comment history..... going out of your way to hate on literally every post about this shoe.   Wonder what shitty ass store and employee this is thats jealous of EB doing their thing....Cant think of any other reason why he'd be taking this shit so personal.

andred77777
andred77777

@puffy nips @andred77777 wow "comment history" aye? i love runners and hate seeing shitty ass collabos left and right is all. Extra butter had some good stuff, just not this one. Horrible, and never should have been released. But I suppose you like it huh



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