Think the Yeezi Boost is an odd-looking designer trainer? Bah. Rick Owens was making wild footwear back when Kanye West was still making his first demo tape.
Case in point: the 2015 Adidas collection.
Revealed earlier this month in a crisp white facade, the latest release from the atomic-fuelled mind of Owens and Adidas sees the Springblade return in Gothic grab - the breathable textiles and luxury leather awash in black tones.
Joining the Springblade's low profile lines is a space age Wellington; voluminous layers of leather wrapping around the ankle to form a profile that wouldn't look out of place in the next Guardians of the Galaxy outing.
The most subtle of the new releases is a remarkably sensible (relatively speaking) recasting of the shell-toed Superstar - borrowing the iconic toe cap for use in a lose, midtop suede number.