Fashion designer Rick Owens has launched his newest selection of footwear, including sandals with cuffs around the legs, as part of his ongoing collaboration with Adidas .
Owens unveiled his Spring Summertime 2016 assortment for the sportswear giant on Sunday in the course of men’s fashion week in Paris.
The American designer – who is based mostly in the French capital – utilized the distinctive two-element sole of his Rick Owens Runner shoe for Adidas as the starting up stage for some of the new products.
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The most uncommon of these is the Cargo Sandal, which is shaped like a boot but with sections of the upper eliminated at the toe, the bridge and the front of the ankle.
“This season Rick Owens came to Adidas wanting to make an uber-cozy technical gladiator sandal with cut-outs – the Cargo Sandal,” explained a statement from the brand.
Padded with neoprene and covered with nylon, the shoe is accomplished up above the leading of the foot utilizing velcro and involves a zip for fastening the cuff around the lower calf.
The design and style is offered in all-black and all-khaki versions, as properly as a black model with a white sole.
Owens’ Cargo Clog attributes a comparable shape and identical components as the sandal, but with no the heel and calf portions.
These additions to the range influenced an update of the Runner, which was initially introduced as part of the designer’s 1st Adidas assortment for Spring Summertime 2014 season.
The newest versions pair the nylon material with suede for an orange and a green model.
“A padded nylon upper with suede overlays draws inspiration from this season’s Cargo Sandal and is perched on his signature outsole,” stated Adidas, which is reissuing the trainer in white and black leather.
Lastly, Owens has mixed the brand’s Superstar platform with its jagged Ripple sole to create knee-large suede boots in dark dust, mustard and black colours.
Superstar Ripple Boots
“The new-seem Superstar Ripple Boots feature the designer’s sophisticated ‘lay down’ pattern for a wonderful match and classy collect at the ankle when worn,” Adidas said.
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The Adidas by Rick Owens assortment will be available from mid February 2016 in each men’s and women’s sizes.
Superstar Ripple Boots
The German sportswear firm regularly collaborates with internationally renowned style designers. Along with Owens, Belgian designer Raf Simons – currently the imaginative director at Dior – generates seasonal footwear collections for Adidas.
Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto also contributes biannual style collections underneath the Y-3 label, while musician Kanye West debuted his very first line for Adidas and the Yeezy Boost trainer earlier this year.