A contemporary take on the classic running shoe, the N3W sneaker was launched earlier this year, but Acne Studios now presents the N3W Transparent edition. With completely see-through uppers that clearly display the signature Acne Studios pink insoles, the N3W Transparent sneaker have the same lightweight rubber sole, angular ridges on the mid-sole, and lace-up front as the original iteration. They also come with special white socks with black graphics that mimic the bold line accents and eyelet panel of the first N3W.

For the release of the N3W Transparent sneaker, Acne Studios invited the serious sneaker reviewer Brad Hall to give his thoughts with a trademark video review. In his deadpan voice, Brad explores the notion of transparency for a shoe, gives some sock styling tips, and elevates his fashion modeling along the way.

I always think about what’s interesting to me about a shoe. And it’s obvious that this shoe is fully transparent. It’s not a new thing to have a translucent or semi-translucent shoe, but the N3W Transparent sneaker takes this even further. And that was the most interesting thing to me. So [with the video] that’s really what I kind of fixated on, and I wanted to do something to honor and explore that,” says Brad Hall.

The N3W Transparent sneaker is available in selected Acne Studios stores, online at acnestudios.com and at goat.com.