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Thursday
Jul172014

Adidas Stan Smith by Raf Simons

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These shoes might be priced rather highly, especially considering their subtle design in comparison to the originals, but there is an undeniable appeal. Whether it's an interest in Raf Simons – the man or the label – or maybe the desire for something just that little bit different, these are probably the simplest Consortium collaboration to date, as well as the best.

Available at End

Tuesday
Jun102014

Adidas Torsion Allegra

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There are an overwhelming amount of attractive '90s styled running shoes on the market these days, and it makes choosing a lot more difficult, especially with almost all brands jumping on board. Adidas Originals, more commonly known for their classic sneaker styles, released the Torsion Allegra earlier this year, and it is a standout as far as retro-inspired running shoes go.

Available at Adidas

Saturday
May242014

Adidas Rod Laver OG

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—01. Running White and Fairway.

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Adidas' Rod Laver model has always seemed like one of the perfect pairs of sneakers to me, released as the signature shoe of the Australian tennis player of the same name. They have a little more going on design-wise than the Stan Smith, Gazelle and Campus but still retain a simple, clean look that is the hallmark of the Adidas Originals footwear line. 

Available at Oi Polloi

Monday
Apr072014

Adidas Gazelle OG

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Adidas continue this spring with another solid re-release. The latest version of the Gazelle OG features an indigo suede upper alongside the classic three white stripes and original side branding.

Available at End

Wednesday
Feb262014

Adidas Originals MCN Pro Model 84-Lab

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—01. Premium Suede.
—02. Interpreted by Mark McNairy.

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I've always been fond of the Adidas Pro Model, and that's probably why this is my favourite of the recent 84-Lab collaborations between Kazuki Kuraishi and Mark McNairy. The shoe's design is very clean and features McNairy's trademark sense of humour on the rear.

Available at Cali Roots

Friday
Jan312014

Adidas Stan Smith

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While Adidas continue to struggle putting the right foot forward, they have recognized a few good steps from their past recently, namely the Stan Smith. With a controlled release last year, followed by an exclusive Consortium pack, the general release version comes in three colours this spring: red, navy and, of course, the classic green. It's a great, simple sneaker and nobody would deny it. While I'm very tempted to pick up a pair myself, I still have a hard time committing to a brand I feel has somewhat lost its way within the modern market.

Available at Nitty Gritty

Sunday
Sep152013

Adidas Stan Smith Re-release

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The newly re-released Adidas Stan Smith has been trickling into retailers for the various fashion weeks around the world. As of this weekend, the shoe, which returns to its original make-up, will be for sale at Dover Street Market in London to coincide with fashion week.

Available at Dover Street Market

Tuesday
Oct162012

Adidas Rod Laver Vintage by TAKAHIRO MIYASHITA The Soloist

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The recent collaboration between Adidas' Kazuki Kuraishi and Takahiro Miyashita The Soloist has resulted in a series of interesting shoes. Featuring grey suede and bone coloured soles, the clean, minimal collection features four models, of which the vintage Rod Laver's are arguably the best.

Available at Haven