For the upcoming fall / winter 2010 season, James Bond designed a pair of shoes for David Beckham in the adidas Originals by Originals line. Becks’ style has calmed down and fatherhood and maturity have made him more likely to step out in a three-piece suit than a sarong. But he’s still the same Beckham, and to reflect that, these low-top lace-ups feature a classic sneaker silhouette touched up with some upscale leather touches. Available in July 2010.
Mastermind Japan and Adidas have teamed up to bring a highly polished hightop into the mix. The basketball inspired ‘Hardland’ model is a perfect canvas for MMJ’s use of clean black leather uppers with contrasting outsole and skeleton logos. Not everything is black and white with this shoe though – if you look a little closer you’ll see some more subtle design choices like intricately arranged laces, looped eyelets, and of course, a bright red sole. This pair and more will see the light of day June 16th at ISETAN Shinjuku in Tokyo.
As part of their Consortium collection, Adidas has collaborated with Brooklyn Machine Works, arguably the hippest of hip bike manufacturers working out of NYC today. The resulting cycling shoe stands out from others in a genre plagued with countless ‘bike shoes'; cool and fresh silver/pink/turquoise colorway, these shoes are designed with the urban cyclist/sartorialist in mind. The shoe features a large Brooklyn Machine Works logo on the tongue. Look out for the shoe May 15th at VA.
Adidas Originals teamed up with Beauty & Youth United Arrows, Bedwin, and Undefeated, to create two colorways in the Stan Smith BBU. The original tennis style shoe will come in two versions– one with red leather accents, and the other with blue. Look out for them at Beauty & Youth United Arrows on May 1, 2010.
Behold the union of two classics: the gene pools of Adidas favorites, the low-top Superstar and mid-cut Stan Smith 80’s, combine to create the Adidas Originals TF ‘Hide and Seek.’ These slick shoes literally transform from high-tops to a low-cut design with a simple tug on the zipper located at the base of the upper. Adidas two-in-one shoes provide the wearer with the Stan Smith 80’s black high-top option with blue nylon inserts or the black-accented blue nylon Superstar. The Autobots of the shoe world are now available at select Adidas retailers.
The past couple of months has seen us accustom ourselves to adidas‘ revivalist inspired collection with DQM. This time we get a look in to the adidas Originals Rod Laver Vintage Summer 2010 collection. The shoe is a low-cut Stan Smith-esque tennis shoe consisting of a partly mesh upper supplemented with leather sections, and come in three colors, white/red, white/green and black. Available at adidas.