The Drop: adidas Originals by Raf Simons SS19 Launches
One of adidas Originals’ most coveted collaborations is the partnership with designer Raf Simons who has been creating unique sneakers for the sportswear giant for over 6 years. It came as a sad shock to hear of Raf Simons departure from Calvin Klein 205W39NYC but Raf fans fear not as this exciting partnership is still going strong.
Undeniably the master of the ‘dad’ sneaker trend when he first released the chunky Ozweego style in 2013, Raf Simons’ avant-garde trainers continue to attract hype season after season. Combining archive adidas high performance styles with his signature aesthetic, each sneaker defies the norm with a mix of bold colourways, unusual fabrication and structural silhouette.
SS19 does not disappoint when it comes to adidas Originals by Raf Simons launches, with a total of 4 big drops happening over the next three months, you are spoilt for choice. From the Ozweego to the Detroit, we have them all right here…
First to launch is original ‘ugly’ sneaker, the Replicant Ozweego in three multi-tone gradient colourways. The chunky silhouette features a deconstructed upper in fabric and leather with cut out detailing. Coming in yellow/cream, pink/green and red/blue each colour features a black ombre toe detail sat atop a stacked sole.
Launching alongside the Replicant Ozweego is the Detroit Runner in three acidic colourways inspired by the 70s ‘Glam Rock’ period. A silhouette that was first released in 2017 the Detroit Runner creates an optical illusion with its fusion of two very different styles. Taking a simple canvas plimsole shape and adding a futuristic chunky sole, this sneaker is all business up top and party down below.
Stay tuned for three more unique drops coming very soon...
22nd March 2019
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