Rare Metal II


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Designed and produced in Los Angeles, California, BrandBlack make some honestly incredible footwear. The Oakland staff have been quietly accumulating pairs for their personal collections over the past few months, and have had nothing but praise for each new pair, so we felt that we had to bring the brand in to shop.

The Rare Metal IIs are the perfect answer for weary feet and days too hot to wear boots - with a custom Wraptech Vibram sole (designed by BrandBlack in-house and produced to their exact specifications), an ultra lightweight Supercritical foam cushion midsole, and a padded internal lining, they're extremely lightweight and immediately comfortable.

The lacing system features ultra-strong woven nylon laces, with leather reinforcements and a toggle lock that can be used to secure the fit in place of having to fully tie them every time. The body is made from an ultra-light coated ripstop that is resistant to water and engineered to hold up for many, many wears.

These run about 0.5 size small, we suggest going up one half size from your usual Brannock measurement.

  • Custom Vibram outsole
  • High traction Wraptech design
  • Ultra-light Supercritical foam cushion midsole
  • Nylon laces
  • Leather reinforcements
  • Lacing toggle
  • Padded tongue and collar area
  • Lightweight
  • Ripstop body
  • Fits 0.5 size small (size up)
  • Spot clean
  • Designed in Los Angeles, CA
  • Imported

Need help with sizing? Contact us.

  • These run slightly small, we suggest taking 0.5 size larger than your usual brannock size
    • Gen usually takes a 10.5 in sneakers, but is wearing a size 11

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    USA Orders

    Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
    Curbside pickup: Free
    Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
    Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
    Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40

    International Orders

    Canada Shipping - Orders under $400
    USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
    USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
    DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

    Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
    DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

    Rest of World Shipping
    DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

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    • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
    • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
    • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached.
    • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, excessively worn, set aflame or touched by a private equity firm cannot be returned.
    • All return and exchange shipping costs are your responsibility
    • We will process all returns within 3 business days of receipt
    • Our team will acknowledge receipt and action take with your return
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