Footwear Focus with Erik: adidas by Raf Simons RS Ozweego 'Chrome'

Erik Ozweego Chrome 1

We love ourselves a bit of Raf Simons. If you’ve been keeping an eye on our social media channels in the past few years, you might have seen the Belgian designer drop by once or twice. In 2013 he partnered up with adidas, which was something just waiting to happen with Raf’s continuous love for the Stan Smith. While in 2019 we’re well accustomed to the ‘ugly’, ‘chunky’ and ‘dad’ sneaker vibe, in 2013 this was unheard of.

Erik Ozweego Chrome 2

So taking an obscure ’90’s adidas runner called the Ozweego and completely reworking it into a a true fashion sneaker was some real pioneering shit. Its extreme looks didn’t catch on right away, staying relatively unknown in the scene. Now, 3 versions later, we’ve got the adidas by Raf Simons RS Ozweego 3. It has evolved into the original fashion sneaker.

Erik Ozweego Chrome 4

Many sneaker- and fashion heads have a pair of RS Ozweego’s in their closet. adidas and Raf Simons have paved the way for Balenciaga, Gucci and the likes to do their thing. There’s only one daddy though, the Ozweego. For SS19 adidas and Raf Simons have gone true vintage sci-fi with a boatload of chrome. Going back to what the Ozweego was supposed to be in 2013. An 11 on the ostentatious scale.