Mark: Rick Owens DRKSHDW x Converse
Model: DRKSHDW TURBOWPN
Release date: August 31
Price: â¬ 200
To buy: Highsnobiety Shop
Editor’s Notes: Add another to the list. Rick Owens just introduced his adventurous Converse Chuck Taylor redesign, but he’s already back with the sneaker giant for another bespoke take on a classic silhouette.
This time, Owens turns the Converse weapon into something that, compared to this snub-nosed Chuck, is relatively accessible. It’s almost as beefy as his own sneakers, to scream out loud.
It would be easy enough to imagine this sneaker as a more accessible iteration of Owens’ own heavy duty stompers, given its huge footprint.
The DRKSHDW TURBOWPN is tall, dark, and stocky, loaded with the DRKSHDW branding and made even more imposing by a very high tongue, a characteristic inherited from the Chuck Taylors of Owens. Nike is hinting that other colorways of the DRKSHDW TURBOWPN will eventually come out, but that chunky black leather iteration will certainly do the trick for now, with flat laces, a chunky, layered midsole, the usual ridged outsole.
“When I found out how powerful it was to oversize something a little bit, which I did with a lot of my clothes, it became one of my tools,” Owens noted.
There is beauty in grandeur, as designers other than Owens know well. In fact, Demna Gvasalia once noted, “I hate seeing small feet visually. For me, big shoes are more stable.”
What better way to ensure a solid walk than a giant pair of not-so-sporty basketball sneakers?
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