Founder of his own eponymous menswear label, Raf Simons’s minimalist designs incorporate classic silhouettes and concepts to create modern compositions. The platform sole that appears to rise up and wrap around the upper encases these sneakers like a pair of 1950s rubber overshoes. Another historicizing element found in this design is seen in the microchips in the sole that cause translucent accents in the midsole, heel tab, and tongue to light up, a playful feature made popular in children’s footwear starting in the 1990s.