The adidas x Raf Simons collaboration brings forth sleek modern style in muted colorways. The iconic Belgian designer worked closely with the German sportswear label in crafting footwear silhouettes such at the off-white Ozweego III and the off-white Detroit Runner. These two sneakers are two of the most subtly colored pieces from the entire season's capsule.
The Ozweego III shoe's upper is crafted from patent leather and canvas with perforations by small silicone windows. The tongue and collar of the sneaker are both padded, the midsole is adiPRENE and the outsole is a ridged rubber. Overall, the shoe is an off-white color with tonal finishes, and black lacing unit to create a visual contrast. The Detroit Runner is crafted in the same off-white colorway and its upper is a thick canvas with a tonal rubber midsole. The sneakers are available for purchase online at HBX.
Image Credit: adidas Originals, Raf Simons
This adidas x Raf Simons Footwear Focuses on Muted Colorways
1. Muted Colorway Sneakers - Muted colorways in sneakers present an opportunity for brands to create sleek and modern styles with a minimalist aesthetic.
2. Collaborative Footwear Designs - Collaborations between designers and sportswear brands allow for the creation of unique and innovative shoe designs, as seen in the adidas x Raf Simons partnership.
3. Perforated Sneaker Designs - Sneakers with perforations and small silicone windows offer a disruptive innovation opportunity for enhanced breathability and unique visual elements.
1. Footwear - The footwear industry can explore the trend of muted colorways and collaborate with designers to create sleek and minimalistic shoe designs.
2. Fashion - In the fashion industry, the collaboration between high-end designers and sportswear brands can result in innovative and fashionable footwear.
3. E-commerce - The availability of sneakers for purchase online at platforms like HBX highlights the disruptive potential of e-commerce in the footwear industry.