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.
We know that when you think of Adidas, you think of Sambas, or Superstars, but these Micropacer Brogues made in association with Consortium are just spectacular. Don’t get us wrong – you’re not gonna be wearing these to any board meetings, but they’d make a killer walking shoe for dates in the city, or just when you’re staying in watching movies with friends. Adidas even considered that their usual market might not be familiar with brogue care, and is shipping these with polish, a brush, and a soft cloth. Very nice.
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.
The Ransom by Adidas line for spring 2010 sees some new releases with the Valley low and high dropping, as well as the Curb. The Valley Low is a low-profile silhouette but with a bright orange coloration, it’s a real attention seeker, while the Curb comes in a two-tone blue colorway, with suede detailing the leather. It’s the Valley High that really grabs our attention though – check out the gorgeous white leather! All three are available at the Niche Market now.
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.
adidas previews five shoe models from their contemporary fashion collection SLVR for Spring/Summer 2010. Featuring metallic greys, blues, and a striking yellow, the collection includes unconventional high and low models, as well as a fashionable sandal.
Canada’s Ransom Footwear unveils its latest footwear from the adidas Originals collection for spring / summer 2010 called the Creek. Available in two colorways, the Creek is a nylon / leather mix ankle boot reminiscent of the classic Red Wing boots – stylish and functional no-less…
adidas SLVR launches its Spring 2010 Footwear collection. SLVR, for those unfamiliar with this division of adidas, is a more style based design faction of adidas which is more than clear with this new selection of shoes. Featuring more eccentric designs and colors, the spring collection offers purple, black, and metallic silver shoes, and materials including satin, mesh, suede, and premium leather, properly mixing street friendly designs with considerably fashionable tastes.
The Adidas Gazelle is certainly one of the more popular and highly admired shoes in the Adidas archives, if not all of sneakers. The sleek and subtle style of this decades old design continues to inspire and is as relevant as it was when it first debuted. This blue and white edition should be no different. Coming in a blue suede with a vulcanized rubber sole, white laces and white stripes, this simplistic design still manages to stay true to the original while still coming off as a bit alternative.
As previously shown on in Ransom’s Fall/Winter preview, Ransom and adidas came out with a hopeful success for quality shoes and boots. So far the line features three different pairs, including a mid-top boot (The Summit’s), a pair of mid-top leather sneakers (The Creek’s), and a chukka or desert boot inspired sneaker (The Dune’s). The Summit’s feature a suede upper, six eyelet lace, and thick, rubber outsole. The Creek’s are covered in fine grain leather, five eyelet lacing, and rich stitching. Lastly, the Dune’s are an all suede upper, five eyelet’s, with a thicker sole for a pair of sneakers. Each pair features the “Ransom by adidas” logo on the tongue, and multiple colorways as well. These aren’t available yet, but they will be soon, here.