Thursday, May 9, 2013

adidas Originals Japan

ZOZOTOWN x adidas Originals Campus 80s "ZOZO"
 Released in between the 1982 and 1983 seasons as the adidas Tournament, the iconic Trefoil design quickly gained a loyal following in the growing hip-hop movement at the time. Now renamed as the Campus 80s, adidas Originals is set to bring back this classic with help from Japanese online retailer ZOZOTOWN. With the expansive adidas archive as their reference, the creative team at ZOZOTOWN made several alterations and improvements to the original design. Simply known as the CP80s ZOZO, the finished product extrudes air of luxury with its details. Finest materials sourced from Italy, the shoe clad mostly in premium suede. Designers also alternated the shoe’s instep portion in navy pony hair. To tweak the design a bit more, ZOZOTOWN also switched out the adidas Three-Stripe marking with different treatments. The lateral side fashions a plume of pony hair in white while the one on the instep version features one in snakeskin.
XLARGE x adidas Originals SS 80s “Giraffe”
Following last year’s successful launch of XLARGE x adidas Originals Campus 80s, which some dubbed the “Leopard” for its feline pattern accents, the two have teamed up again for another Africa savanna or Serengeti-themed design. Based on the adidas Originals Superstar 80s, the new collaboration features another mostly suede silhouette, though this time in a subtle dark brown hue. And where there were leopard print accents are now appointed in pony hair with a distinctive “giraffe” pattern.
UNITED ARROWS x adidas Originals ZX 500 OG
 Tapping the classic ZX 500 for yet another retro release, adidas Originals has teamed up with UNITED ARROWS once again to craft a collaborative piece of footwear for Summer 2013. Following in the footsteps of last year’s espadrille-inspired Rod Laver, this season’s drop sees the ZX 500 with OG construction of mesh and suede alongside a cross-country color palette of white, grey and forest green. Standing out from the otherwise subtle appearance are fluorescent green accents on the rubber outsole, midsole branding and extra set of laces.
Beauty & Youth x adidas Originals Rod Laver in White Running Forest
A collaboration with Japan’s Beauty & Youth finds adidas restoring the luster to one of its most iconic silhouettes, the adidas Originals Rod Laver. Built with a combination of mesh and leather across the upper — along with a strip of suede reinforcement at the toe — the shoe carries a slightly slimmed down shape finished in classic OG fashion, featuring a white base with green accenting at the heel and outsole. The darker green shade and off-white midsole are reminiscent of the shoe’s ’70s origins, while the cork footbed delivers natural moisture-absorbing comfort.

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