Raf Simons Ozweegos: A World Apart
What if I told you that the futuristic adidas by Raf Simons Ozweegos are originally based on a model released back in 1998? Even if considered to be all stylish and avant-garde, the fact is that their main inspiration came from a pretty “old school” very 1990s model.
Unique, distinct, these are words that come along when looking at the Ozweegos for the first time. Even if you are not a sneaker aficionado, there is no way around such a profoundly different silhouette. The adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego Bunny is all about difference and contrast.
Back to the 90s:
Delivering a great throwback to a 90s performance runner, believe it or not, the ongoing partnership between adidas and Simons is designed to perfectly match the current season.
Inspired by military bunny boots, the adidas Raf Simons Ozweego III is among the most innovative silhouettes out there. It continues to have a really heavy price tag, but the style statement of it goes way beyond that.
Even today, most people tend to forget about the adidas Ozweego 1998, the original, released by the German brand back in 1998. The model basically gained the current spotlight thanks to the Belgian designer.
The Raf Simons Ozweego 3 Black is for sure one of its most recognizable versions.
The Ozweego III is distinguishable miles away. Displaying silicone bubbles and a two-layer upper with a running-inspired profile. Moreover, even if flamboyant on feet, the silhouette only displays minimal branding across the whole upper.
The Ozweego Bunny may look huge (yes, they are!), therefore thoroughly matching the current trend. However, due to its EVA midsole, they will deliver on-feet comfort as well as grip and traction.
The extra stability comes from its one of a kind rubber outsole. We have heard users stating that they are actually pretty comfortable.
About Raf Simons:
Almost completing half a century of age, Raf Simons has become one of fashion’s most observed and proclaimed figures. Born in Neerplet, a small town in Belgium, his trendy journey started during the mid 90s.
Mr. Simons is by vocation an Industrial and Furniture designer. Odd, but true. He developed his talent in those areas a few years before diving into fashion.
It took some time, but once he started designing his own collection and hitting catwalks worldwide with his own brand after 1995, no one could stop him.
His eponymous menswear label is now better than ever. It includes everything from footwear to apparel, to bag packs to other tech-like accessories. There are even collaborations with brands such as Eastpak.
It was not easy, at first, as he always portrayed avant-garde pieces. However, he established his name by now, and he is one of the most influential fashion-related personas in the world.
Time went by, as expected, and further on he was named the creative director at Jil Sander and Dior. Sometimes, we get to hear that you need to start from the bottom and climb your way up.
But even though that did not exactly happen with the designer, we should add that he comes from a very down to earth and humble family. He, in fact, likes drifting away from all the spotlights.
Nevertheless, the reason behind leaving Dior back in 2016 is the fact that he could not have total and complete oversight of collections. Hence, he turned all of his creativity and artistry to Calvin Klein as well, overseeing the whole range from Calvin Klein Collection to Calvin Klein Home.
Let’s be honest. It is pretty cool, in plain good English, to be present at the most important catwalks around the globe. However, and being able to increase and develop his portfolio, why not merge the best in fashion with the best in lifestyle and sportswear?
This is where and when adidas comes in:
The best of the best join forces, taking the finest from the catwalk to the street. Created by Adolf Dassler in the late 40s, adidas was established in Germany and have become one of the most influential fashion households in the world.
Always making sure that uniqueness is present in every (well, almost…) released item. adidas does it all: sponsoring sports celebrities such as Lionel Messi and Derrick Rose and of course, working side by side with iconic fashion names just like Yohji Yamamoto and Kanye West.
Nevertheless, Raf Simons, in some way or another, truly stands out from the crowd, not only but especially in footwear. Make sure to check out a number of stores currently selling the adidas x Raf Simons Ozweego Bunny Black Sneakers at our Boutique section.