This week adidas prepares to bring us more collaborations with Nigo’s Japan-based Human Made. This time they’re remixing the Stan Smith and Rivalry Low. The adidas Stan Smith sports the signature in-cut Human Made hearts on the lateral panel, adidas text on the tongue, and “Dry Alls” insignia on the heels.
As for the Rivalry Low, the “Night Marine” colorway features Human Made’s signature heart logo on the medial, while “Gears For Futuristic Teenagers” are printed on the lateral Three Stripes.
Be sure to catch this drop when it releases Thursday August 6 in-store and on WishATL.com.
Munich based fashion house A Kind of Guise links with adidas Consortium for a duo of quality sneakers. Offered in a couple of unique colorways, these “New York” themed sneakers are a perfect match for the rest of the aesthetically pleasing capsule. Premium fabrics such as the waffle piqué weave help to accentuate the toe box and tongue. Rope laces and a textured midsole help to complete the high fashion sneaker. Look for this set of sneakers to release with the rest of the capsule this Saturday, October 31st.
Aesthetic. Detail. Quality. These are just some of the words that can be used to describe this first collection of clothing by Mr. West. Following and improving on current trends, Kanye’s Yeezy Season 1 collection is an effort that stresses what one can do with the proper resources. And after leaving Nike and joining adidas, his efforts have gone far from unnoticed. As first seen in Kanye’s fashion show back in February of this year, the collection consists of various cuts and features an emphasis on a paler color palette. From cut off half sleeve sweatshirts to a destroyed sweater, there is immense attention to detail that is better appreciated in person. Also included in the collection is Yeezy’s 950 boot inspired by a classic duckboot. Sticking to the color palette of the collection, the boot features a platform like sole and the signature red striped tab on the heel. Look for the unique collection to drop this Thursday, October 29th.
Originally unearthed back in the fall of 2012, the A Bathing Ape x UNDFTD x adidas Consortium collaboration is finally set to see the light of day as a part of BAPE‘s 20th anniversary celebration. Featuring the ZX 5000 alongside two colorways of the Campus 80s, the kicks see details like BAPE’s 1ST CAMO motif, metallic gold logos and premium materials throughout. We will have this exclusive collab releasing Saturday 4.27.13 at midnight online only. The release process will continue normally after that with the store opening at noon and phone orders being accepted after 5 p.m. on the day of the release. What do you think about this release?
For all the creative art loving sneaker fans, we’ve go a treat for you.
Creative Director of Happy Socks,
Viktor Tell, teams up with adidas
Originals to create his own fun
version of the Matchplay. From the
outside the silhouette looks low
key with its mostly white canvas
upper, but it’s the small glimpses
of detail on the heel tab, ankle
padding and inside the shoe that
tell both the Olympic and Happy
The Stockholm native took
inspiration from a Swedish air
pistol champion, and this
is achieved along the 3-stripes
with bullet hole inspired dots.
On one of the sockliners is a
Trefoil target marked LUFTPISTOL
(air pistol) and the other features
a lid for bullets. The ankle
padding and underside of the
tongue feature more brightly
coloured dots that make it
characteristically Happy Socks.
Perhaps one of boldest
interpretations for Consortium
SS 12 and one with some
serious attitude is the Pro Shell
by Kara Messina, London designer
and creative director of men’s
streetwear label Y’OH. There’s
a strong synergy with Messina
and the Pro Shell model; each
has carved their own place
in streetwear history.
Most of the upper is made
of engineered fabric with
a traditional African print in
leopard colours, and for Messina
this conjures thoughts of
competitiveness and the multi
cultural presence in both
Olympics and everyday London
life. The print continues through
to the laces and velcro strap, while
the rubber toebox and supersoft
leather heel patch and side panel
tone it down slightly in black.
What do you think about this story? Like the art? Let us know in the comments section.