Debuted last year, the Rick Owens x Adidas Originals collaboration satiated the longing for Owens to enter the traditional retail space as opposed to staying too niche and the Rick Owens x Adidas Originals Tech Runner is an addition to the sterling line that pushes boundaries by being over developed.

While the sneaker trend as of late has been to remove as much as possible to attain a certain minimalistic charm, the Rick Owens x Adidas Originals Tech Runner pushes boundaries by adding elements that are just plain unnecessary and moderately retro. The thick, black sole of the Rick Owens x Adidas Originals Tech Runner does indeed serve the purpose of being comfortable, but creates a Brutalist feeling that's either loved or hated by the sneaker connoisseur.