Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Is Designing A Shoe To Benefit Planned Parenthood

11.29.16 6 days ago
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Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz is a Beastie Boy but a good guy. The iconic rapper, who gave helpful advice to teenage girls and attended an anti-hate rally after Adam Yauch Park was defaced with swastikas and “go Trump” tags, is designing a shoe with Keep that will raise money for Planned Parenthood.

Pitchfork reports that Horowitz collaborated with the vegan footwear company — which previously worked with musicians Bon Iver, Dinosaur Jr., and Tegan and Sara — on the “Ramos Ad-Rock,” which “features a water-resistant, nylon cordura body and is lined with synthetic shearling. The ankle features a channel quilted, silicon coated nylon accent, stuffed with synthetic down.” Basically, the warm sneaker will protect your feet from the upcoming chilly winter, and proceeds will help save Planned Parenthood from certain politicians.

Here’s Ad-Rock’s full statement on the collaboration:

“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.”

Listen to this rapper, not this one. The shoe is available for pre-order now.

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