Never the type of brand to shy from some quirky appropriation, Acne Studios’s latest batch of FW17 footwear might look familiar.
Most striking is the Sofiane Runner, which comes optioned in mint green or black. Featuring an experimental side lacing system, swollen panelling and a midsole scarred with portruding bumps, the sneaker bears hallmarks to a freakish Nike Footscape.
Also present is the Sami high-top — a crep that could easily be interpreted as a Reebok Kamikaze and Nike SFB amalgam. Like the Sofiane Runner, it too features a wacky midsole and pannelling; the avant-garde look completed by some honeycomb ventilation panels.
For something a little less out there, there’s also the understated triple black Lars court sneaker (slide #5 at the top of the page).
Look out for the shoes arriving at Acne Studios outlets in the coming months. Will you be copping?
Now, here’s a look at the Stockholm brand’s FW17 collection in full.