Things have gathering momentum with the ADIDAS ORIGINALS COLLECTORS PROJECT so we thought we’d do a quick recap as the product hits the shelves.
If you’ve been sleeping, you should have a quick look at our first post on the project right here, but in short, adidas invited five of the most respected and knowledgeable adi fans to rework their favourite models from the archives for an extremely limited release. Adidas fans are generally a passionate bunch of people, which makes this kind of project far more interesting than most other collaborations.
Whilst all of the shoes are impressive, we’ve got a fever developing for the ADIDAS ZX550 by Mr. Robert Brooks. His personal enthusiasm for the original model is infectious and the choice of colours and blocking make this shoe one of the highlights of the whole series. A lovely wheat colourway gives way to a 3M heel panel, with the midsole continuing the gold accent from the stripes. Believe us when we say that this a beautiful shoe indeed.
Harlem’s DJ Operator EMZ has gone down the luxury route with a PRO MODEL 80s that will be popular with the b-boys. Deluxe white crocodile-textured leather is topped off with burgundy/red stripes in suede: a classic colourway with a premium feel. Fresh out of Berlin, Sneakerqueen‘s RIVALRY HI also treads down the luxury path, with a stylish white and grey colourway which is likely to be a popular choice. Steering away from the usual go-tomodels, Mr. Magara and Ralf Tiittanen‘s efforts go deeper into the archive with two models – the COUNTRY and BAHAMAS – that show off their knowledge and passion for the brand.
You can check out the official adidas Originals Tumblr site for all of the accompanying videos, interviews and other information. The shoes will be available this SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER as an In-Store only release at the following doors:- No.6 – LONDON / No.74 – BERLIN / THE REED SPACE – NYC / A-1 – TOKYO / SNS – STOCKHOLM