To commemorate its 20th anniversary, VILLA, an urban retailer of footwear in Philadelphia, has collaborated with rapper Jay-Z and Udi Avshalom of Training Camp NYC to deliver the limited edition "Americana" boot. The oil tan Bison leather boots with a crepe-sole and Goodyear welt construction are being made at the Cove Shoe Co. in Martinsburg, Blair County, a division of H.H. Brown Shoe Co.
It has been reported that only 54 pairs will be made, and they will come in two colors, brown and black. The Americana comes in whole sizes only and will be released on Sept. 15, retailing for $200.
Beginning the second week of September, Jay-Z will release a new CD, a book and these boots. Udi Avshalom is also responsible for creating a line of "climber" boots for the "Roc" shoe department.