eBay auction features over 200 pairs of the highly anticipated sneakers, with 10 pairs each signed by McConaughey and Tinker Hatfield
Famed NIKE designer Tinker Hatfield ‘s much-anticipated new Kubo XV sneaker celebrates the epic new adventure movie from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA, Kubo and the Two Strings, to be released nationwide by Focus Features on August 19th. 220 pairs of the limited-edition Kubo XV have been put up for auction on eBay for users to bid on, with all proceeds from the auctions – directly accessible at www.kuboxv.com – going to the just keep livin Foundation (www.jklivinfoundation.org).
10 of those pairs will be personally signed by Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey, who stars in Kubo and the Two Strings as an insect samurai, Beetle. Another 10 pairs will be signed by Mr. Hatfield. The sale is being managed by Auction Cause, a premiere online auction management agency. The auctions run through August 18th, the eve of the movie’s release.
Matthew and Camila McConaughey’s just keep livin Foundation is dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future. The foundation implements after-school fitness and wellness programs in 29 inner city high schools/sites. The programs encourage students to make positive life choices that improve their physical and mental health through exercise, teamwork, gratitude, nutrition, and community service. Participating students have a safe place to enhance their lives with fitness coaches and health experts. The results have been incredible. Participants get in shape and gain confidence while also improving their grades, attendance and behavior.
Mr. McConaughey stated, “I am proud to be able to tie together two projects that mean a lot to me: my charity, the just keep livin Foundation, and my newest film, Kubo and the Two Strings. We are auctioning off pairs of Kubo-branded Air Jordans to benefit JKL and empower the kids involved to reach for a better future.”
Only 1000 pairs of the KUBO XV were created. Building upon a tradition which began seven years ago, the Kubo XV follows in the footsteps of specially designed sneakers for each of the three previous LAIKA movies: Coraline, The Boxtrolls, and ParaNorman. Mr. Hatfield designed shoes inspired by the films; the latter proved to be a particularly popular shoe, and each new issue has become a collector’s item.
Kubo and the Two Strings, MPAA-rated “PG,” stars, in voiceover, Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, and Mr. McConaughey . The movie is directed by Travis Knight.
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