Well the material is waterproof, depends on the seams though. They also have them in amber: http://www.oki-ni.com/icat/footwear/maison-martin-margiela-22-mens-gum-sneaker/invt/mm1334amb/&cm_vc=substitute Is the bold part serious, black lowtops suck?
I live in a relatively small city in Switzerland. No one will recognize the sweater for the brand, trust me. I just like the print and that the sweat is quite well made. If I was living in NYC or Paris or wherever I wouldn't have bought it, because I'd feel uncomfortable wearing it.