Owens lastly collaborated with Converse to make his personal official iteration of the Chuck Taylor, with out eliminating its punk rock roots.
The sartorial rulebreaker particularly tweaked the Chuck 70 underneath his streetwear-oriented Drkshdw sub-label, whereas including his signature freaky Rick Owens remedy whereas at it. The outcome? The TURBODRK Chuck 70 boasting monochromatic shades of white and black, and a touch of gothic eccentricity. The sneakers can be obtainable in each a low prime and excessive prime model.
Owens creatively infused the minimalist luxurious of his model along with the black and white canvas of Converse within the sneakers. The largest change although, is the form of the toe. Owens changed the standard curved frontage of the traditional Chucks along with his personal square-toe bumper, a primary for the sneaker mannequin.
The shoes additionally function dramatically prolonged tongues plastered with co-branded tags that match the printed insoles. Plates printed with each manufacturers are additionally discovered on the again of the thick platform-style soles.
The sneakers additionally boast a double sole and a triple toe cap, bringing again the period of punk rock that Converse excessive tops have grow to be well-known for many years. The TURBODRK Chuck 70 is available in a particular shoebox displaying comparable branding parts. Though Owens has completely “distorted” the sneakers, it isn’t onerous to recognise the preliminary development of it because the shoe nonetheless suits with the DNA of each manufacturers.
The divisive construction is a testomony to Owens’ experimental methods with a touch of high-fashion punk rock look to the unique Chuck 70.
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