Footwear Focus with Erik: adidas Ozweego

The name Ozweego has been mentioned a few times in the past months. Another name always popped up beside it, Raf Simons. The Belgian designer took an original adidas running sneaker and ‘ran’ with it, creating the hugely popular adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego’s. That original running sneaker bears the same name though. Born in 1996, the adidas Ozweego was a lightweight running shoe with an adiPRENE forefoot.

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Over the next 4 years multiple versions of the Ozweego were released, each having their distinct details. Now the reign of the adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego has ended, it is time for the original namesake to stand up again. The 2019 version brings the 1996 sneaker into a new era, with recognizable elements and using the same sole tech.

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The core black/solar green/hi-res orange colourway immediately stood out to us, giving off a very ‘Cool Runnings’ vibe. I’m not generally a fan of black sneakers, but the details and use of colour on these is mega.

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