VERT and Rick Owens present new collab

French shoe brand VERT and American designer Rick Owens launch a new collab for the third consecutive time. In order to celebrate the partnership, two new sneaker designs are the stars of the collaboration: the Runner Style 2 and Runner Style Mid.


The Runner Style 2 was developed in a smoother and lighter way for the new sole. It is also more ecological, since the midsole has 46% sugar cane and 8% banana oil in its composition. For the first time, VERT introduces natural cork in its sole, combined with 30% Amazon rubber and 31% rice residues. 

Runner Style Mid is an equal part combination of inspiration of the brand and the designer. The new midsole was produced with 54% biological base combined with 64% of the same raw material as the cork sole.

The redesigned sole increases the sneaker lightness. An evolved design for the sole with flexible longitudinal and lateral furrows provide comfort and improve foot scrolling, especially for long distances. L-Foam technology in the midsole ensures optimum cushioning. The upper part of the V of both styles was produced with 100% recycled polyester - coming from plastic bottles - and was made in Brazil.