Look sharp sneaker heads, Adidas just dropped major news
The activewear and athletic apparel category is, like any sporting field, fiercely competitive - but Adidas just keeps coming out on top, bringing an A-level style game every time with relentlessly on form collaborations. So far we've seen killer collabs between Adidas and Jeremy Scott (think: pastel and patterns), the perennially sold out Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals collections, and who didn't covet a pair of Opening Ceremony x Adidas sneakers? As for the long running Stella McCartney x Adidas partnership - every piece is exactly what we want to wear to work out (or have coffee in while we consider working out).
Every move this sports brand makes is highly anticipated and sneaker heads, this next collab is for you. Adidas is teaming up with cool kid Japanese sneaker brand Hender Scheme on a multi-season collaboration. According to BOF, "...every piece of the first collection will be produced by hand," and will include Hender Scheme's take on just three styles from the Adidas range: Micropacer, NMD and Superstar.
Designer Ryo Kashiwazaki is the brains behind Hender Scheme, starting the brand just a few years ago with a couple of pairs of leather sneakers he had made by hand. His designs caused some controversy as they resembled other big name brand styles - like Nike's Air Jordan's - however unlike the styles he referenced, Kashiwazaki's were hand-made in high-end leather in a low-fi pastel palette.
BOF reports that unlike other Adidas collabs where the designer does the creative work and Adidas makes it - Hender Scheme will be producing the sneakers, "...by hand in the same ateliers as Hender Scheme's core offering, using the same leather. The sneakers will bear Adidas branding, but otherwise look unmistakably Hender Scheme."
Only 900 pairs are being produced for the first collection, which drops in selected global retailers on September 2, the price point is around $900 to $1000 USD - start saving now.
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