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Heron Preston rose to fame within the streetwear world during the logo-crazed days of loudly printed graphic tees and basketball shorts. More recently, he’s earned his keep as an accomplished high-fashion designer, making razor-sharp clothes and putting on artful runway shows with the best of them. Preston’s latest limited-edition collaboration with UGG walks the line between cozy streetwear and leading-edge fashion. It’s just the type of footwear that will take any look from ordinary to next-level. 

The dual-gender collection features two classic UGG styles—the Classic Mini Boot and Tasman Slipper—that have been reimagined with Preston’s signature aesthetic. That means a playful-yet-precise use of bold colors and utilitarian details, like fluorescent yellow pull-tabs, translucent rubber outsoles, ballistic mesh canvas, and sumptuously soft suede. The mix of premium materials and bold design stays true to the exacting vision that Preston is revered for. The boots and slippers have a sense of inherent modernity that pairs perfectly with relaxed-fit cropped trousers or new-wave track pants. Not only is a new pair of boots a practical move come chilly weather, but it’s also a surefire way to elevate any outfit.

This collection from UGG and Heron Preston is proof that slightly left-of-center footwear is just right for this season. Even in the era of extremely wild footwear, the revamped and rarified Classic Mini and Tasman stand out from the crowd. This isn’t a look that will work for everyone—but for those unafraid to make a statement, these are the only kicks you’ll want to wear all season long.

Shop the Heron Preston x UGG Collaboration here.

Tyler Watamanuk is a New York-based writer, producer, and sometimes-photographer. He’s a contributing writer for GQ Magazine, and writes the “Sitting Pretty” column for Garage Magazine.