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Monday
Mar302015

Adidas Energy Boost ESM

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The variety of Adidas shoes available featuring Boost technology is quite impressive. Their Pure and Ultra Boost soles are certainly standouts, but the less minimal aesthetic of the Energy Boost caught my eye and pulled me in. It's the first time I've worn any shoes with the innovative foam cushioning, and I am pretty impressed with the level of comfort. This particular model also features a Torsion midsole and Techfit upper, which combine for a great feel, inside and out.

Available from Livestock

Sunday
Mar292015

Adidas ZX500 OG Made in Germany

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—01. Deer leather upper.

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Adidas has had an incredible amount of success so far this year with limited releases. You can surely add their Made in Germany footwear offerings to that list, utilizing clean, white and cream treatments in premium leather. Of the two styles the brand has chosen to produce in its home country, my choice is the ZX500 for its no-nonsense heritage running aesthetic and attractive silhouette, making for the perfect spring shoe. 

Available from Très Bien

Friday
Mar062015

Adidas by Raf Simons Stan Smith Spring 2015

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—01. Clear Sky.

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I can't recall, in my relatively brief experience of the industry, a shoe being released to such acclaim only to be so overdone and over-worn in such a short period of time. It's truly a testament to the modern landscape and how quickly trends are moving today. That said, if any shoe can stand up to the hype and navigate the varying levels of appeal and acceptance, it's the Stan Smith. This spring Raf Simons has again re-coloured the shoe in solid tones, the pale pink and clear sky being the standouts for me personally.

Available from Totokaelo

Tuesday
Jan132015

Raf Simons x Adidas Sandal

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01. Black.
02. Navy/Green.

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Adidas' steady rollout of collaborations is only going to increase this year with anticipated releases from Pharrell and Kanye, but the more interesting products come from their work within the fashion industry. Raf Simons has been working with the brand for a number of seasons now and, like it or not, his spring collection includes a selection of solid-coloured and two-tone sandals at a premium price compared to the standard Adilette Slide.

Pre-order from Antonioli

Monday
Dec082014

Adidas Stan Smith White Perforated Leather

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While Adidas continue to roll out the Stan Smith in seemingly endless colour options, there are few that stand out. This all white version, however, featuring a perforated leather upper and tonal tongue portrait and heel tab, gives the shoe a fresh feel and a crisp look.

Available from End

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