Brand: Rick Owens DRKSHDW x Converse


Release Date: August 31

Price: €200

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Editor's Notes: Add another one to the list. Rick Owens only just dished out his adventurous rework of the Converse Chuck Taylor but he's already back with the sneaker giant for another bespoke spin on a classic silhouette.

This time, Owens is mutating the Converse Weapon into something that, compared to that snub-nosed Chuck, is comparatively approachable. It's nearly as beefy as his own sneakers, for crying out loud.

It'd be pretty easy to imagine this sneaker as a more accessible iteration of Owens' own hefty stompers, given its immense footprint.

The DRKSHDW TURBOWPN is tall, dark, and chunky, laden with DRKSHDW branding and made extra imposing by a super-tall tongue, a feature carried over from Owens' Chuck Taylors. Nike hints that more colorways of the DRKSHDW TURBOWPN will roll out eventually but this hefty black leather iteration will certainly do for now, sporting flat laces, a thick, layered midsole, the usual ridged outsole.

"When I discovered how powerful just oversizing something a little bit was, which I've done with a lot of my clothes, that became one of my tools," Owens said.

There's beauty in the bigness, as designers other than Owens well know. In fact, Demna Gvasalia once said, "I hate to see small feet visually. To me, large shoes are more stable."

What better way to ensure sturdy stepping than a giant pair of not-so-sporty basketball sneakers?

In the meantime, shop the previous Rick Owens x Converse drop at Highsnobiety Shop now.




DRKSHDW x Converse

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