I’m generally not a fan of any shoe donning a faux reptilian look, but the adidas Hardland Hi “Red Croc” hi top’s have cast aside all presuppositions. Paired with a red suede overlay, black detailing, and natural gum sole, these scaly sneakers deliver just enough pop without being too overbearing. As a part of the Blue Collection by adidas Originals, regardless of their obvious red hue, the Hardland Hi “Red Croc” feature a quick lacing system that showcases more of the shoes detailed tongue. Available at KITH retailers, proprietor of the hippest kicks available, would you really expect anything other than the best?
Canadian fashion label, Ransom has the beaches in mind as they collaborated with adidas Originals for the Spring/Summer 2012 season. Inspired by the beaches and urban dwellings of Panama, Ransom and adidas Originals reinterpreted the signature footwear, “The Pier”, with a woven rope midsole, making the footwear an easy choice to transition from the street to the sandy beaches this Summer. Available in blue, red or tan, these shoes will soon be available through Ransom and adidas Originals stockists.
Making it’s way back to the spotlight are the Tischtennis from adidas Originals. Made for table tennis players back in the 80′s, the sneakers are revamped with a brown leather heel, a mix of real and synthetic leather uppers in black and white colorways with a non-slip sole finish. The adidas Originals Tischtennis Sneakers are available for purchase through Tokyo retailer ‘mita sneakers’ botique and online store.
To celebrate the 40th birthday of Adidas’ Munchen trainer, the sneaker brand will release the Adidas Originals Munchen Super 12 this Spring. Following the original composition of the ones that came before it, this 2012 edition will feature a plush leather front, ballistic black nylon and premium suede and leather uppers. Available in limited numbers, the ‘Munchen Super 12′ makes a great addition to dress up any casual wear or Sneakerhead collection.
Just in time for Christmas, adidas has released a sharp looking shoe for this Winter Holiday 2011. The all new Tsumo Pu duck boot is made from an amalgam of pigskin suede and coated canvas atop a pure white outsole. The rear heal zipper reveals a colourful interior canvas and leather lining. A simplistic design with great contrasting colours, aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Now available for pre-order through ZOZOTOWN for ¥15,750 JPY (approx. $202 USD).
To commemorate 10 years of Originals in Tokyo, adidas Originals have made a dedication pack with an exclusive amount each individually numbered. Featuring an iconic black and white Superstar 80′s sneaker with fur lining and leather and rubber uppers. Matching these shoes with a hooded jacket with black technical heather and a coated nylon exterior. Take both home in vibrant matching blue TYO bags.
Only 150 “Made for” Tokyo jackets and Superstar 80′s sneakers are available, releasing December 19th.
adidas Originals has launched an innovative new shoe just in time for the Winter Holiday 2011. The H3LIUM ZXZ Runner is the lightest shoe ever made from the brand. Infusing previous footwear models to make this hybrid a benchmark in sneaker design. The results have produced lightweight, breathable footwear without compromising comfort or structural integrity.
Leaders 1354 and Adidas Originals have collaborated and reworked a classic model due this Winter Holiday 2011. The Moccassin Mid Releases has a Native-American aesthetic infused into this OG basketball sneaker. Comes in a dark brown colourway with rich leather uppers that is complimented with a contrasting white sole.
The release is expected to hit stores sometime around December 17.
Extravagant designer Jeremy Scott and adidas doesn’t disappoint with their next shoe release set for Spring/Summer 2012. Breaking away from his iconic wing theme, JS has added a matching tail to this high top sneaker. Featuring leopard fur all over with off-white laces and a matching sole. From Gorillas to Teddy Bear themed shoes, yet another bestial sneaker has been made. We can’t wait to see what else comes from the animal kingdom next.
adidas Originals has previewed a notable shoe for their Spring 2012 collection. A remake of the popular ZX 8000 ‘Hiking’ shoe that hit stores last year in a brown leather colourway is now seeing new light in a simple yet elegant black leather premium version. Features include D-ring eyelets, beige leather lining and matching laces. Inspired by the outdoor boot, this sneaker is ready for any open woods or urban jungle. Sleek and fashionable with a minimalist design.
Available January 2012 and is now up for pre-order from End.