I remember a forum thread some years ago when two dudes (one Adi and one Nike heads) were arguing over which marque was the better one. The Nike guys main point was that Adi have never made a comfortable shoe……I think that guy would have to eat his words if he were to try a pair of these Adidas Ultra Boost on….BY FAR…..THE MOST….comfortable shoe I have ever worn…more so than Roshe Run/Currents/Prestos….PERIOD.
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Took a couple of quick shots in between Autumn rain showers….stupidly passed on them when they launched, something I think a lot of people did. The understated nature of the colorway is something of a rarity in this day and age…especially when it comes to collaborations. Designers of the world need to take note of the fact that lessening the shock factor with dramatic colourways isn’t necessarily a bad thing…if anything, it just means that the design will maintain it’s appeal way beyond the initial hype train.
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A couple of years ago, I thought there were a few shoes from the Adi archive that I would never end up owning again….the Integral S, the Tech Super and this, the EQT Support in the original colourway. This, it seems, is a problem myself and a number of other runner heads won’t have to deal with moving forwards, as Adidas, are delving deeper and deeper into their runner back catalogue and treating us to some amazing older silhouettes and colourways……KEEP IT COMING /// I SAY!!!!
If you want to pick up a pair for yourself, why not head over to the nice folks at CONSORTIUM …. you won’t deal with a more friendly, professional and helpful bunch of guys.
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Seeing as I’ve returned to my native (and rainy) Manchester, I thought I’d best try and invest in some more appropriate footwear…..when I spotted these beauties at Crepe City for a bargain price…it was too good a deal to refuse.
Last week saw the opening event for the Adidas Spezial show in London. Featuring historic Adidas shoes from as far back as 1969 all the way through to more recent collaborations, limited releases and one offs….it’s a show that any hardened Trefoil fan should be willing to make a pilgrimage to see.
This video from the guys over at Size? documents the dedication, hard work and passion that went into the making of such a momentous event.
As uncomfortable and difficult to photograph as they are, the Superstar will always hold a special place in my heart. Maybe it’s got something to do with the fact that I was brought up in the 70’s and 80’s when Hip Hop was becoming more and more prevalent. Either way, I’ll always have a few pairs in my collection, and they’ll always get aired out from time to time.
This Vintage canvas version, is a fine example of how, you don’t need to flashy colours or space age technology, to make a nice shoe….the very fact that the Superstar has stayed popular for so many years is a testament to it’s timeless design.
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I’d like to start of by sending out a massive ‘thank you’ to the guys over at Adidas Germany (you know who you are ;-)) for sending me this complimentary pair of the sublime Tech Super premium. Once again Adidas have knocked this retro model out of the park, this premium version is a fantastic example of fine choice of materials and colour blocking.
The reason for the care package? I’ve been lucky enough to be involved (if only in a very small part) with the development process of a new retro to be hitting the shelves in early 2013…..can’t divulge too much information, suffice to say that it’s something a lot of you out there will be wanting to get your hands on (myself included).
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