We really can’t decide how we feel about these intentionally mismatched sneakers – I guess we’ll just have to let you decide for yourselves. One thing we do know, however, is that Off-White’s Black and White Half Half Sneakers are big news right now.
We say sneakers, but what we actually have here is a sneaker and a derby shoe, with the black/white colour scheme further emphasising the contrast in styles.
The shoes do share some similarities, however. Both sides sit on the same sole, for one thing – which means walking in them shouldn’t be too much of a problem. The pair also share a common yellow arrow motif, too. The sneaker’s arrow is white, though, with a black arrow on the derby shoe.
However we describe them, these sneakers are going to divide people. There is just no getting away from it. If you are the adventurous type, however, these odd couple shoes might just be your poison.
Off-White are the iconic streetwear label who were recently named the “hottest fashion brand in the world” in the influential Lyst Index. The label has dressed some of the world’s most iconic stars, including Rihanna, Kanye and Asap Rocky.
A massive presence on social media, the brand have over 5.4 million followers on Instagram alone. Indeed, it is said that their Abloh designed Nike Air Prestos were mentioned more than 250,000 times on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter alone!
It is that kind of influence that has made the company’s fashion moves so lucrative. Off-White are one of the top selling brands in the world at the moment with celebrities queuing up to work with them.
The company was founded by Abloh in 2012, a few years after the civil engineering graduate had left Fendi, where he interned with his muse and friend Kanye West. The Fendi gig led to Abloh becoming West’s Creative Director, for whom he created the art for the rapper’s album with Jay-Z. Watch the Throne.
At Off-white, Abloh has taken his knack for street wear and taken it to the next level by using high end fabrics with his streetwise garments. the brand has become famous for their chic but edgy t-shirts, hoodies and trainers, often emblazoned with ironic quotes with distinctive quotation marks. Off White is primarily known for its edgy tshirts, hoodies and trainers.
The label has gone from success to success since then so who knows what might happen to their funky new pair of shoes.
You can read more about Off-White’s black and white sneakers here.
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