Gourmet haute-couture style sneaks are not usually the order of the day at High-Rise, usually we like to keep things a little more gutter. Today, however, an exception is made for the latest offering from Japanese style barons Diet Butcher Slim Skin – the Retro “08 High Top. Although the soles appear to have been nicked off a pair of Reebok Pumps, the upper is covered in something called ‘destroyed premium goat suede’, and the zips on the heel are a little off-putting, the overall effect is pretty arresting. Just loosen the laces a bit and they would come into their own. Like the shoes themselves, the price is ridiculously high – if you are interested in buying a pair and have £450 to drop on sneakers then head over to the exclusive UK supplier Oki Ni.