When Shayne Oliver first burst onto the vogue scene with Hood by Air back in 2010, the New York designer garnered a cult adhering to of streetwear devotees. In addition to his label, Oliver has briefly made for Helmut Lang and launched Nameless Club, a resourceful studio for artwork, efficiency, new music, and vogue. The multihyphenate’s most up-to-date foray for his fans to get excited about? A collection of futuristic Ugg boots.

Basic Uggs, which took off in the 2000s, have been enjoying a revival this calendar year. They’ve been worn by trendsetting stars like Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Kendall Jenner—but Oliver’s are decidedly a lot more subversive and modern day. The boots, which launch on December 1, have been redesigned to attribute futuristic paneling and a sleek—yet hefty—silhouette. The collaboration includes both equally a white low Armourite Sabaton model ($300) and black tall Armourite Greaves style ($450). The two are manufactured with a plushy foam footbed and perforated leather higher.

Photo: Courtesy of Ugg/Noah Dillon

For Oliver, the inspiration to style and design Ugg boots stems from his private link to the cozy, shearling-lined shoes. Escalating up in New York in the 2000s, the designer suggests Uggs were being all the rage in university, and he felt inspired to offer you up a new take on them. “The comfortability of Uggs created them a part of the language in New York,” claims Oliver. “It became a staple, and it definitely transcended all boundaries of class.” He is drawn to Uggs as an “anti-fashion” shoe and as a fashion disruptor. “There’s always a degree of cynicism that I like to have,” states Oliver. “To be the devil’s advocate, in a way.”

Mainly because he’s been putting on Uggs considering that middle university, he understood a detail or two about the silhouette and preferred the thought of giving them a neat element. “When I grew up, it was incredibly well-known to blend suburban things into an city wardrobe,” Oliver says. “The amazing girls at my college have been often shopping for the little one pinks and blues. For me, I found secondhand types and wore them with ripped denims the don and tear of them felt actually awesome and weathered. That’s why I did leather rather of suede it felt aged already.” He was also influenced to style Uggs that felt somewhat polarizing—just like the stars sporting them again in the aughts, this sort of as Pamela Anderson and Snookie. “They ended up not acknowledged as manner heroes individuals noticed them as a fake pas,” states Oliver. “But they were truly particularly inspiring to a ton of little ones of my technology.”