Is Prada's Racing-Themed Rev Sneaker a Sign of the Times?

Are we ready for the return of early 2000s slip-ons and racing-inspired footwear?

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After debuting its first menswear collection under the supervision of Raf Simons and releasing a pair of shoes that reminds us of the Air Max 95, Prada has come back even stronger this week with yet another sneaker throwback dubbed the Rev.

Given the sneaker’s sporting looks, the name Rev is incredibly apt as it refers to the style of shoes you’d wear when racing. What more, it’s a sign that there may be a return of the early 2000s slip-on style sneaker — something like Slazenger’s Warrior perhaps — as Prada’s Rev follows in the footsteps of Balenciaga and its divisive Zen sneaker.

Prada has put a sporting pedigree at the focal point of this shoe, as its bragging rights come in the form of the slip-last technique that makes for a sole insert that’s directly stitched to the upper, resulting in a shoe that’s extremely flexible and form-fitted to the foot. Raised details add a three-dimensional aesthetic to the racing-geared silhouette, while signature Prada details such as the stripes on the mid-panel and the branded tongue round out the shoe’s look.

There is also a high-top version of the Rev, which uses the same leather construction but elongates the throat to create a racing-style bootie. This is completed with a strap around the tongue and collar, which only further accentuates its sporting credentials.

Take a look at the Prada Rev in both low and high-top styles above, and pick up both pairs from Prada’s website and select styles from stockists such as Dover Street Market. The low retails for $950 USD, while the high costs $995 USD.

For more sports-leaning sneakers, check out the upcoming COMME des GARÇONS HOMME PLUS x Nike Air Foamposite One.

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