adidas x Raf Simons Replicant Ozweego 'USA Edition'

adidas x Raf Simons RS Replicant Ozweego USA

adidas & Raf Simons Drop a Patriotic Ozweego in Time for Independence Day

Always a master of mixing high and low fashion, Belgian design legend Raf Simons has a long-lasting pedigree when it comes to designing sneakers; Simons can arguably be credited with the popularisation of the high-fashion sneaker through his collections with Dior and his own label. But it was the long-running collaboration with adidas that has spawned one of the designers most beloved creations: the chunky, outrageous Ozweego. It’s been five years since the silhouette’s debut, and since then the Ozweego’s bulbous, self-consciously ugly design has proven to be a blueprint for high-fashion sneakers of contemporary times: oversized, ostentatious and excessive, reflective of Simons’ obsession with the American psyche.

adidas Raf Simons Replicant Ozweego USA Edition

Now residing in New York, Simons is celebrating the Independence Day of his adoptive home with a commemorative version of the latest iteration of the Ozweego, the Replicant, made up in the USA’s emblematic red, white and blue. The Replicant Ozweego brings even more avant-garde flavour to the silhouette, with the signature latex bubbles replaced with cut-out sections for a deconstructed look.

adidas Raf Simons Ozweego USA edition Details

This highly-limited release also includes three pairs of matching geometric-patterned socks, allowing the wearer to customise the look further. The airy design plus the mix of patriotic colours with pastel lilac makes for a great summer sneaker for those that like their footwear to command attention.

adidas x Raf Simons Replicant Ozweego USA Closeup

The adidas x Raf Simons Replicant Ozweego ‘USA Edition’ will be available online on the 28th of June from Aphrodite Clothing, with remaining stock available in-store after launch.

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