adidas Ozweego: Fusing Future And Past
After reaching astronomical levels of success, thanks to a helping hand from non-other than Raf Simons, you’d be forgiven for automatically associating the name Ozweego with the hype ladened collection born out of adidas’ collaborative efforts with the Belgian fashion designer. But, as any chunky sneaker fanatic will tell you, the name Ozweego finds its origins deep in the three stripe archives, having originally released amongst the German sportswear companies lineup of practical ’90s runners.
Manufactured to provide improved shock absorption to all those fortunate enough to find it laced to their foot, this iteration takes inspiration from the Ozweego 3 offering up a more modern interpretation of the retro sneaker, imbuing it with up-to-date technical intricacies and altering its silhouette for a more streamlined shape. Boasting multi-material uppers that make use of breathable mesh, plush suede and lightweight TPU the trainers boast adiprene cushioning both to the forefoot and heel as well as a chunky eva infused midsole. Making reference to the rave culture found prevalent around the time of its predecessor, the Ozweego boasts striking hits of neon colouring both in the form of the unmistakable three stripes to the side and a support enhancing science-fictionesque tube system. Appearing both futuristic yet retro at the same time the sneaker is finished with reflective detailing and a sculpted rubber outsole.