"Previous collaborators 424 and adidas have a four-piece Originals capsule launching on May 8th. Clad in clean shades of “Core White” and “Core Black,” and donning the Fairfax, LA retailer’s signature red throughout, this collection picks up right where both brands left off after last season’s SC Premiere and Pro Model collaboration.Both aforementioned silhouettes reappear in minimalist arrangements. The SC Premiere in a triple-white arrangement interrupted by “Core Black” trefoil logos at the heel and red suede tongue tabs featuring debossed “424” text. The Pro Model, which comes in two versions, mixes heritage with the modern as it’s constructed in original, two-tone colorways and with exaggerated sole units. New to Fairfax imprint’s adidas catalog, the Superstar – Adidas Originals
co-founder and head designer Guilermo Andrade’s all-time favorite sneaker – boasts a vintage-inspired treatment. “Core White,” “Core Black” and “Metallic Gold” detailing throughout falls inline with the model’s most iconic looks from the past 50 years, but a slightly-yellowed shell toe, heel panel and midsole add a special touch. Furthermore, suede tongue tabs featuring debossed “424” logos do so, too.
The Adidas stan smith is the latest Originals silhouette to join the German sportswear giant’s celebratory footwear roster ahead of Pride Month 2020. Akin to a previously-surfaced Superstar, the Stan Smith indulges in a summer-appropriate “Footwear White” canvas replete with vibrant blues, yellows and pinks nodding to the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. Unlike the shell-toe or accompanying NMD and Ultra Boost, however, the tennis icon boasts seersucker across the profiles and on the heel. Trefoil logos at the rear revel in the pair’s color trifecta; they also appear on the sockliner, but with adidas‘ graphic for this year’s Pride Month. Save for the “Metallic Gold” branding on the tongue, everything else on this Stan Smith is clad in “Footwear White.”
While once frequently typecasted, Jonah Hill has more recently become a tour de force of creativity. His work, with acting the jumping off point, began to delve into directing with his nostalgia-heavy film Mid-90s and his advert with the adidas band of celebrities. And though he’s long been a part of the Three Stripes family, the talent is only now set to get his first official collaboration: a Adidas superstar crafted with a visually hushed sense of aggression. The majority of the construction, which uses a neutral and near vintage palette of white and navy blue, plays up its accents more than anything else. Stripes at the side forego overlays for a more pronounced puffed shape while eye stays follow suit alongside thick flat laces. At the heel, an unrefined “Superstar” embroidery brands the model just below a heel tab significant in its contrast stitch and “JH” markings.
East Asian motifs have long been a part of the adidas reference book, the brand near constantly making use of Japanese characters throughout their modern branding. And in what is effectively a layered display of appropriation, the Adidas nmd is arriving with some ornate Souvenir Jacket inspired designs. Prominent after World War II, the Sukajan — as the Japanese dubbed it — is as much a trend now as it was prior with many industry names crafting their own takes of the garment for some time now. The Three Stripes, who’ve included shoes alongside apparel, is stamping dragon patches along the heel of the aforementioned silhouette. Scales and further details sprawl in red and blue, the former of which seeing use elsewhere as it radially etches atop the ankle. Black Primeknit constructs the rest of the upper while white Boost and matching molds sit as the foundation.