Exeter Chiefs and footwear brand Chatham are teaming up to take promotional merchandise in to a new direction for fans of the Devon club.
Tapping in to the trend for VIP collaborations more commonly found on the high street, the exclusive ‘Chiefs x Chatham’ men’s and women’s deck shoes mirror the off-duty style favoured by the team’s younger players.
Eschewing the replica kit approach which typically sees fans emblazoned with sponsors’ logos, the Chiefs x Chatham deck provide fans with a wearable day-to-day footwear option, long after match day is over.
The co-branded leather footwear is modelled on the signature deck shoe style for which Chatham already has a cult following. As befits the Devon duo, the shoes are designed in Exeter and will retail solely at the Trading Post at Sandy Park and online at exeterchiefs.co.uk/shop.
Phil Marsh, Chatham Managing Director said: “We’ve long championed a casual style that many rugby aficionados enjoy wearing, so a design collaboration with Exeter Chiefs feels like a very natural next step.
“The exclusive styles marry Chatham’s 25 years of shoemaking expertise and our love of the great outdoors with a sporting modernity that players and fans alike can wear and enjoy. As a rugby player and a supporter of the Chiefs from a young age, I’m delighted to be wearing shoes that celebrate this front row partnership.”
Tony Rowe OBE, Chief Executive and Chairman of the Exeter Chiefs, added: “It’s important that our leisurewear and branded merchandise reflects the tastes and lifestyles of our diverse fan base. Our players have been instrumental in helping develop the Chatham x Chiefs collaboration, which draws on Chatham’s respected design heritage and an off-pitch style that Exeter Chiefs sportsmen have become renowned for.”
The new Chatham x Chiefs range launches tomorrow online atwww.exeterchiefs.co.uk.
Chatham footwear is also available at www.chatham.co.uk.
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