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Primeknit Hits The Tubular
adidas’ Primeknit technology arrives on the Tubular Runner. The shoe features a full Primeknit upper in a snakeskin pattern, straps along the sides and tubular outsole. The Primeknit Tubular will release in three new colorways. See more detailed images below and pick these up in stores tomorrow, June 19th for $ 150.
adidas Originals Tubular Runner Primeknit Blue Spice
adidas Originals Tubular Runner Primeknit Black
adidas Originals Tubular Runner Primeknit Grey
If you’re on the hunt for a clean and classic silhouette of a sneaker, you’ve found the right one. The adidas Originals Pro Model takes from vintage styles and molds it into a sneaker that boasts a full grain leather upper with soft textile lining. Arriving in a black or white colorway to suit your preference, its durable materials make for a super-comfortable and modern Originals shoe.
Available in stores and online.
The latest edition of the popular adidas Originals ZX Flux is the “Galaxy” colorway. Updated in a nylon material upper of a striking photo of outer space, this ZX Flux features a palette of blues while black accents take on the heel cage and three stripes. Rounding out the shoe is a crisp white sole unit featuring a “Torsion System” for maximum comfort and support.
Available in stores now. Check out Release Locator for stores.
The adidas Originals line has burst back onto the scene in the past couple of years giving the company a strong presence in the lifestlye world that doesn’t just rely on their retro classics. With introductions like Flux and Pure Boost, adidas continues to generate momentum behind Originals. Tomorrow, a new silhouette will join he family: Tubular.
Tubular is named after the innovative outsole design that is featured on the shoe that mimics the rubber outside of a car tire. Originally conceptualized by adidas in the 90s, the Tubular outsole wasn’t financially or technologically feasible then. However, in today’s sneaker climate and with the company’s current access to new technologies, adidas was able to bring back a concept from their archives to our walls. The Tubular’s upper is a single pieced neoprene booty with fused overlays on the toe. The heel design may look familiar to some and that is because it is the same one that is featured on the adi Flux.
The Tubular will release in the four colors pictured above and below on Friday, November 21, for $ 110 at Foot Locker and Footlocker.com. Let us know what you think of this new shoe in the comments.
If you’re looking for a day-to-day casual sneaker, the adidas Originals Superstar Woven is the way to go. This edition is a classic silhouette comprised of a dominantly Red woven upper with navy accents to balance it out. Sitting atop a white midsole and navy outsole, the shoe feels very well-rounded and just minimal enough to make it your go-to shoe.
Available in stores.
Watch our video with Nic Galway, VP Global Design for adidas Originals and project lead for the Tubular collection: here. In the video interview, Galway notes that the adidas intention for design has always been about innovation and having vision although technology in the market was not there. Spending time rethinking about the designers in their storied archive would do with access to modern technology, Galway spent time designing a dynamic silhouette overall. Marrying function and aesthetic, adidas Originals presents a new footwear silhouette out to change the game: the adidas Originals Tubular.
The adidas Originals ZX Flux Triple Black takes on the original ZX Flux silhouette and remixes it with a total blackout treatment. As you might have guessed from the nickname, the shoe combines three different shades of black to create sophistication through a minimalist color palette. The notable silhouette stands strong while flying under the radar on this release.
Hitting stores now. Check out Release Locator for stores.
adidas Originals teamed up with rapper Big Sean for his unique interpretation of the Metro Attitude. He took one of his favorite adidas sneakers and added his own personal touches while maintaining the snakeskin leather of the original design. Giving a nod to the G.O.O.D. Music recording studio in Hawaii, the sneaker reveals inspiration from the place where he spends much of his time perfecting his craft. After looking at the sneaker, one realizes that Big Sean was inspired by the tropical black sand beaches and the floral print that is famously tied to the studio. On the footbed, there’s a quote that reads, “My dreams stopped being dreams when I turned ‘em into goals,” which is a lyric from his song “First Chain.” The gold graphic inside of the tongue is a roaring lion, which is the same design as his pendant.
Available in stores and online Saturday. Check out Release Locator for stores.
adidas and Big Sean are teaming up for their third collaboration together with Saturday’s release of his personalized adi originals Metro Attitude Hi. The Big Sean Metro Attitude Hi is a loud and flashy release that is inspired by the time Sean has spent at the GOOD Music recording sessions in Hawaii. Opting to keep the snakeskin pattern from the original Metro Attitude, the Big Sean version fills in the pattern with Hawaiian flowers around the upper, as well as the midsole. Black suede, representing black sand beaches of Hawaii, counters the floral pattern outlining the toe box, cloaking the three stripes, and taking over the shoe’s heel. Metallic gold accents appear on the heel and tongue’s adi Originals logo as well as on the inside and outside ankle. The shoe’s inner sole includes a Big Sean quote from his song “First Chain” – “DREAMS STOPPED BEING DREAMS WHEN THEY TURNED INTO GOALS.” In addition to the eye popping colorway of the release, the Big Sean Metro Attitude Hi also comes with a Hawaiian fern themed box and a floral themed bag to top off the premium feel of the release.
The adidas Originals Big Sean Metro Attitude Hi drops at select Foot Locker locations and Footlocker.com on Saturday, September 13th for $ 165. Find out if a Foot Locker near you will be carrying the launch on the Launch Locator.
Stan Smith’s legacy has held strong for more than 40 years. But it’s probably not for the reason he originally envisioned when he lent his name to an adidas tennis shoe in 1971.
“A lot of people now think I’m a shoe,” Smith told adidas in a video. “They didn’t know I was a tennis player. The shoe has taken on a life of its own way beyond me.”
The shoe began life as the adidas Robert Haillet in 1965, just two years after adidas had produced its first leather tennis shoe. Haillet was a French tennis player who had accrued 30 victories in the international Davis Cup.
After Haillet retired in 1971, adidas sought a new player to endorse the shoe. It renamed the shoe for Smith, the world’s No. 1 player at the time. Smith, an International Tennis Hall of Famer who was active from the late 1960s to his retirement in 1985, signed a contract with adidas in 1973. While the shoe’s branding image was transitioning from Haillet to Smith, it featured the likeness of Smith with the name of Haillet until 1978, when the shoe finally became solely Smith’s.
The shoe sold about 30 million units during its long initial run, which adidas announced in May 2011 it would bring to a close in 2012. But the sabbatical was short-lived, as the 3-Stripes resurrected the shoe in May 2014.
A version of adidas’ first leather tennis shoe, the Stan Smith was about the only model to not feature obvious adidas insignia. Horst Dassler, the son of company founder Adolf “Adi” Dassler, designed the shoe and took adidas’ branding off it all together. Taking the place of the familiar 3-Stripes logo were three lines of perforations between the eyelets and the midsole on the inside and outside of the upper.
The shoe debuted in 1965, and in 1967 gained green foam padding around the ankle collar to add protection to the Achilles tendon. It also featured a pimpled rubber outsole for the multi-directional traction that tennis players require.
You can pick up a pair of your own adidas Originals Stan Smiths in stores and online at Footlocker.com for $ 75 in 12 different colorways.