Having recently paid tribute to his adoptive homeland of the United States with the ‘USA’ version of the Replicant Ozweego, Raf Simons once again enlists adidas to craft a patriotic edition of the iconic sneaker, this time wrapped in the colours of his mother country, Belgium.
Just as the previous version coincided with American Independence Day, Raf has timed the latest release with Belgian National Day, which falls on the 21st of July. Dating back to 1890, the national holiday also celebrates the genesis of Belgium as an independent nation, so it’s easy to see why a free thinking designer like Raf Simons would want to pay respects to such monumentous occasions. For the rest of us, they’re just a great-looking pair of shoes, with those avant-garde uppers dressed predominantly in black with hits of yellow and red to the sole unit.
As with the USA Edition, the shoes come in a large box with three pairs of matching geometric-printed socks included, so the wearer can really highlight those deconstructed cut-out side panels with the eyecatching yellow and black socks.
Highly limited as usual, the adidas by Raf Simons RS Replicant Ozweego ‘Belgium‘ will be available online at 9am BST on the 12th of July, with remaining stock available in-store afterwards.