Rick Owens wasn’t always into sneakers, the designer previously viewing them as “pedestrian, suburban banality.” But after some time, he begun thinking about how best to design them for himself, spawning creations that are oversized in masterful, meticulous ways. And it’s this energy that also inspires his current collaboration with Converse, a partnership that is soon to bring out its second release: the TURBOWPN.
Just as the Chuck is to the Ramones, the TURBOWPN is to the Geobasket. Though already an intense shoe on its own, the Weapon — which arrives almost unfamiliar to itself — is twisted and contorted in a number of ways. The proportions, for starters, are intentionally unbalanced, its upper sleek when compared to the oversized tooling just underfoot. And while its platform may be bold, the construction is rather simple in its palette, proffering an all-black look that’s only embellished with elongated tongues, modified star logo, and an enlarged co-branded tongue label.
In other news, have you seen the Juun.J Omni Pump Zone II?
Rick Owens x Converse TURBOWPN
Release Date: August 31st, 2021
Make sure to follow @kicksfinder for live tweets during the release date.
Where to Buy