This is shoe that famous and controversial architect Zaha Hadid designed along with Pharrell Williams (oh, to be a fly on the wall in the room where Zaha Hadid and Pharrell design things together) for Adidas. Hadid is known for her way-outside-the-box approach to shape and form, but she couldn't really do that here because shoes basically have to be foot-shaped, so it would probably be more accurate to say that she designed the front rubber part of a shoe. Anyway, Pharrell sounds pretty impressed.
Yup. That sure is a shoe.
· Zaha Hadid and Pharrell Williams team up to launch trainers for Adidas [Dezeen]