When the notoriously grungy American designer Rick Owens first teamed up with adidas to create the Tech Runner, the results were blocky, brilliant and rather bizarre. The second iteration is something a little closer to 'normal'.
No longer floating on a split stilted sole, the Tech Runner has been lowered significantly for its Autumn/Winter outing. A more conventional sole slips away into Thunderbird-esque tail fins, while the uppers are a mix of the finest leather and suede.
Four colour options will arrive in July, mixing up Owens' usual tones of blacks, creams and whites. Expected to cost around €490 (£398), keep your eyes peeled on the Rick Owens' site for more details.