Beastie Boys singer designs 'vegan' sneaker for Planned Parenthood
Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, otherwise known as Adam Horovitz, is one person who's trying to help women hold onto the right to choose. And he's designing a new sneaker to do it.
“Proceeds from sales of the Keep x Ad-Rock midtop shoe will go toward Planned Parenthood, which also offers medical services like maternal care. To produce the new $97 sneaker, the artist is teaming up with Los Angeles-based vegan footwear maker Keep, which has worked with artists such as Bon Iver and Animal Collective, according to Pitchfork.
“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” Horovitz wrote in a statement to Pitchfork.
“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,” he wrote. “If you have similar beliefs, you might wanna grab a pair.”
Read the full piece and see a photo of the sneakers here
The Beastie Boys had their share of sexist lyrics and behavior, but they matured, which is what you do if you’re not an immature adult.
“I Want To Say a Little Something That’s Long Overdue
The Disrespect To Women Has Got To Be Through
To All The Mothers And Sisters And the Wives And Friends
I Want To Offer My Love And Respect To The End”