Stadium Goods and Chaco have teamed up to release a new, limited edition of the legendary Chillo slides once again. Dubbed the “Bits & Bobs,” these Chillos are the second iteration of the brands’ collaboration and are designed for store runs, lounging, pools, or any other casual activity in which you want to be comfy and stylish. The “Bits & Bobs'' edition of the Chillos pays tribute to early 1990s sportswear culture and features cushioned footbed contoured LUVSEAT™ arch-support.
Stadium Goods and Chaco Team Up To Release Limited Edition Slides
ONE37pm speaks to Stadium Goods about the exciting collab
Additional features include a red and yellow adjustable nylon Z/ Strap with white Stadium Goods branding on the left sandal, a teal and purple Z/ Strap with the same white and black Stadium Goods branding on the right sandal, an EVA outsole to help ensure durability, as well as an EVA foam midsole that allows the sandals to float in water.
ONE37pm recently spoke with Greig Bennett, VP of Brand Creative and head designer at Stadium Goods, to discuss the design process behind the shoe, and how this iteration of the slides differs from the first.
ONE37pm: You all just released a new, limited edition version of the iconic Chillo Slides called the “Bits & Bobs” Chillos, can you talk a bit about how exciting this is?
Bennett: It's very exciting. I've been a fan of the brand for a long time, and when the Chillo slide came out, it felt like the right item to collaborate on. Both brands are unique and iconic in their fields, and we’ve been really pleased with the response to the products.
ONE37pm: What was the design process like in terms of crafting this shoe?
Bennett: It was awesome. Chaco’s design and development team are rock stars and it was a really fun silhouette to work with.
ONE37pm: How does this iteration differ from the first?
Bennett: This iteration encompasses many ideas into one and highlights the construction of the shoes by having a double-sided strap. “Bits & Bobs” is meant to be more of a statement, whereas the first slides, the “Whiteout” and “Blackout,” were low-key.
ONE37pm: Was there anything specific from the 90s "Bits & Bobs" channel that was a source of inspiration?
Bennett: The specific inspiration was ‘90s rainwear and outdoor apparel. The bright colors, color blocking, and mix and match vibe were a leftover of the ‘80s, combined with the cleaner, sleeker feel that the ‘90s brought.
ONE37pm: This collaboration has been great so far! What else can we expect down the line?
Bennett: Chaco has been a great partner and a pleasure to work with. There's nothing specific we can share today, but Stadium Goods and STADIUM will continue to drop hot products through 2021 and beyond.
You can purchase the “Bits & Bobs” Chillo Slides via Stadium Goods official website.