May 12, 2012 BY John Kim
A steady stream of great releases is what’s been coming out of the PRO-Keds camp as of late, so while we eagerly wait for the release of the DJ Jazzy Jeff x PRO-Keds 69er capsule, we’re getting hit something a bit sooner as J.Crew teams up with PRO-Keds for a late-May release. PRO-Keds will reintroduce the Royal Master DK to the U.S. market after being a Japan exclusive for a period of time, and combined with J.Crew’s sublime grasp of Americana fashion, the resultant effort is one of the cleanest sneaker releases of the year, arriving at the season that demands casual appeal without compromising distinct style (a formula that PRO-Keds hasn’t missed for decades). Built with full-grain premium leather and based on an antique white midsole, these fit the bill for even the most pickiest of footwear choosers. You can find these exclusively at J.Crew retailers in late May, so peep the beauty shots after the jump because these are definitely a solid pick for Summer rotations.