Although Rick Owens‘s collaboration with Birkenstock will likely yield the ultimate summer goth shoe, the designer’s devotees will have plenty of other hot weather options, including this light-hued take on his recognizable sock sneaker.
Like Owens’s Converse-like Ramones sneaker, the sock shoe features a contrasting rubber toe cap and sole. However, unlike the Ramones, these laceless shoes feature a sock-style shaft that ensures a fitted look. Part of Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2018, “DIRT,” the shoes are issued in a summer-appropriate cream suede that will crease based on the owener’s unique instep and gait.
Purchase a pair for $1,390 USD on LN-CC’s website.
The sleek shoe didn’t appear as part of Owens’s Fall/Winter 2018 “SISYPHUS” collection, and was instead replaced by running sneakers and clunky boots.