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New York City is the epicenter of the world’s culture. It is responsible for icons of fine art, masters of music, and moguls of fashion alike.

It is in this same essence that Artefact NYC was created. Positioned to celebrate the archetypes of modern New York City, Artefact provides an elevated yet refined approach to contemporary products. This begins with the high top basketball sneaker, as it is a form so often relied upon in every borough and on every block.

N°85, as it has been cataloged, is handmade entirely with Italian leather. The upper is constructed using both pebbled cow hides and soft split suedes sourced from storied tanneries. The outsole is made of 100% rubber and includes a fully leather insole. Cotton laces are then dyed to match the upper and lightly waxed to give a sleek yet durable finish. With a selectively padded collar and refined last, the silhouette of No. 85 remains streamlined and sharp. It contains all the essential specifications that embody the durable hightop sneaker, with a concentrated focus on the timeless aesthetic.

The first four colors will be featured in two materials; A full grain leather with a soft yet enduring finish and a smooth nap suede. Full grain leather pairs will feature an off-white outsole and will be available in Midnight Navy and Atmosphere Grey, whereas the suede offering will be featured on a gum sole with Baker-Miller Pink and Cognac Brown options. A limited batch of all four color ways of N°85 is now available exclusively at www.artefact.nyc.