ARTICLE BY Ged McMahon
Rick Owens x Converse TURBOWPN
Rick Owens x Converse TURBOWPN

Converse and Rick Owens Power Up the TURBOWPN
Release: 31 August 2021

Fresh from the eye-catching release of their TURBODRK Chuck 70 late last month, Converse and Rick Owens are back at it again, this time unveiling the TURBOWPN. Adopting the same bulked-up aesthetic as that earlier Chuck 70, this release reimagines the Converse Weapon – another popular retro baller.

Bringing the decidedly old school Weapon well into the 21st Century, the most obvious design feature of the TURBOWPN is its super chunky sole unit. Delivered here in a creamy tone, the midsole contrasts sharply against the black premium cowhide leather upper, arguably making its exaggerated size stand out even more – if that’s possible! Elsewhere, the collaborative creation is confirmed with prominent co-branding on the tongue for Owens’ DRKSHDW diffusion line.

Rick Owens x Converse TURBOWPN

As for what has inspired the design language behind the TURBOWPN, Owens said, ‘When I discovered how powerful just oversizing something a little bit was, which I’ve done with a lot of my clothes, that became one of my tools’.

Pairs of the Rick Owens x Converse TURBOWPN are scheduled to land on August 31, and will be available from both Converse and Rick Owens. Are you ready to turbo charge your rotation?

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