Back in October 2020, British designer Craig Green showcased his Spring/Summer 2021 collection which HYPEBEAST helmed as “possibly his finest to date.” Within this collection was not just new styles from his partnership with
Now, Craig Green has given us a closer look at the orthopedic boot debuted in the SS21 collection. The concept silhouette is reminiscent of controlled ankle motion walking boots like the ones you’d wear after a foot or ankle injury, however, they have been given a typically luxurious update at the hands of Green.
Served in white, black, or tan, the foot braces are made from leather and feature a gladiator sandal-like construction. Cutouts at the toe, mid-section, heel, and higher up by the ankle work alongside a flat footbed like you’d find on a gladiator, while a chunky zip running the full length of the rear and dual branding on the lateral-side collar add a fashion-forward edge to the pairs.
Rounding out the design is its heavily visible stitching that runs across the toe area and up the vamp. As mentioned, the Craig Green x adidas boot-sandal hybrid seen above is just a concept, and there is no plan to put these into production thus far. Take a closer look at the pairs above.
For more daring footwear styles, check out atmos Tokyo and adidas Originals’ ZX 9000 and ZX 2K BOOST in the “Setsubun” pack.