A new, somewhat interesting wrinkle has been added to the hype and controversy-filled saga that is the collaboration between Rick Owens and Adidas. It's reasonable to expect that paying $800 for sneakers would mean that these are amongst the best made and highest quality footwear options in the marketplace, but thanks to the people over at Sole Collector, we now know that a note located in the box seems to imply that it might not be smart to treat these sneakers like your every day beaters (do readers of Four Pins even have those?). It reads:
"Due to the exclusive design and materials, these shoes are not guaranteed to perform like adidas athletic shoes. Unique materials are at times used on our products to create distinctive looks. These materials may require special care. Special recommendations include avoiding damp environments, prolonged exposure to sunlight and other conditions that may stress the materials.
The leather on our products is finely crafted using a unique tanning processes. Please understand that irregularities in the color and grain are usual characteristics of natural skin. Color migration may occur."
The real question is, what kind of idiot is opening his Rick Owens x Adidas sneakers and lacing them up to hit the gym? Dudes, this should go without saying, but if you're buying fashion sneakers, understand that expensive ass leathers are a lot more delicate than their low quality plastic-y trash counterparts. Then again, if you're new Rickery falls apart on the first day you wear them, don't let Adidas off the hook this easy.