This fall will debut the Rick Owens sneakers that are sure to be one of the more noticeable shoes in the streets this year. Although there has been more controversy over fur fashion in recent years, it will be interesting which guys will be daring and fashion-confident enough to pull off a pair of shoes such as these.
Rick Owens‘ work is known to be a combination of bold, dark, and ahead of today’s fashion, so perhaps we shouldn’t judge based on the sole fact that these sneakers are covered in pony skin. Don’t get me wrong, I would never wear pony, but it is important to be able to look past the controversial feat to see the work as mere art.
The shoes remind me of updated and better crafted Vans hightops in their silhouette and angular slash. The Geobasket Trainers have a thick white rubber sole, black leather highlights, and an accentuated tongue all covered in pony skin. There is an inner gold zipper for easier access, but more vivid white laces to stay true to the sneaker feel.
The shoes are available online and at select retailers.