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Tuesday
Nov182014

Adidas Originals Ash Grey Campus 80s

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01. Subtle trefoil.
02. Tonal stripes.

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Feeling like a continuation of the grey suede models produced by The Soloist two years ago, these recently released Campus 80s take things a step further with a fully tonal treatment. Synonymous, and arguably best, with white stripes, heel tab, lining and midsole, this edition of the classic silhouette offers a subtle yet strong alternative.

Available from Size?

Wednesday
Nov052014

Adidas Originals Suisse

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01. Suede and mesh upper.
02. Collegiate green.

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The Suisse is not a style I was ever aware of, but next to a lot of Adidas Originals reissues it stands out as an interesting choice. Pairing more modern elements with a somewhat retro shape, the late '80s style bridges the gap between the well-known classics Adidas offers and some of their contemporary designs. 

Available from Très Bien

Thursday
Jul172014

Adidas Stan Smith by Raf Simons

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—01. Vulcanised sole.

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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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—01. White/Black/Chrome.

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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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—01. Dark Indigo.

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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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—01. Green.

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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