After being offered up in the iconic Brown colourway a few weeks ago, the latest Spezial installment brings with it the Munchen SPZL in Navy & Gold. Equally as tasteful and reflective of the brand's heritage, the second Munchen SPZL is very impressive. Previously only available in Japan, the Munchen is a hallowed silhouette and one that's been annoyingly out of grasp until this welcome return.
Aside from the premium suede upper and metallic leather Three Stripes, further detailing comes courtesy of the MUNCHEN call-out and traditional Spezial sole unit. The last Spezial footwear release for now, this one is not to be missed. Available in limited numbers the adidas Originals Munchen SPZL (AF5434) will launch October 14th priced at £65.
Inspired by Saltwater fishing, Saucony Originals have again teamed up with WEST NYC for autumn and winter '15. The model in focus is of course the Shadow 90 and applying the theme with expert precision, this is a memorable execution of a classic sneaker.
Through colours and materials this is a partnership that's all about the details. Whether it's the carbon fiber heel tab conveying the strength of a fishing rod or the grip tape representing the non-slip boat decks, this is a full considered rendition and a real Saltwater Fishing experience. This consideration also extends to the colour palette with purple and pink being two two colors with dual meanings. When casting off around sunrise, these colors are lighting up the sky, but additionally the lures used to catch some of these fish are of the same hues.
Available in limited numbers, the latest Saucony Originals x West NYC collaboration will launch October 10th at 00:01GMT. (£110)
Taking inspiration from classic sportswear and blue collar work-wear, Saucony Originals team up with Universal Works for a themed take on the Shadow Original. In interviews David Keyte wisely noted the similarities between the two brands in the sense that they're often overshadowed by larger figures in the industry. Despite their "underdog" status if you will, both parties are unmatched when it comes to timeless, honest product. What started with the Universal Works owner running in Saucony's has turned into an international collaboration with the Shadow Original being an obvious choice for the starring role.
Two stripped back colourways will be available, each punctuated by a blue heel counter linking back to the work-wear inspiration. A fine regard for detail and material choices is present too as the uppers are made from premium suede with breathable textiles at various points. Lastly they're finished with dual branding and a custom box, two subtle details that mark this monumental colab. Limited numbers will be available from 00:01GMT Saturday 3rd October.
Already an icon, it's easy to assume that the Superstar 80s design can't be improved. Countless impressive colourways and material tweaks have surfaced but this edition takes the shoe to new heights with a Primeknit upper and the same classic look. Primeknit is undoubtedly one of the strongest technologies adidas posses and making the Superstar lighter, more breathable and better looking it's been utilized well here. Although the knitted upper sets the design apart from the rest the same great colourway has been applied and faux paneling is created using contrast details. All this is of course finished with classic adidas branding and the result is breathtaking.
Limited numbers will be available online from October 10th priced at £95.
For the final part of this year's Ultra Boost Collective, adidas have passed the creative reigns over to the Kolor team for this stunning finale. Where as designers like Dirk & James brought the subtlety and KRIS VAN ASSCHE applied print, Kolor's offering is centred around vibrant hues and technical materials as the Japanese imprint expand with a range of apparel.
A real student of fashion and culture, Junichi Abe's brand puts strong emphasis on fabrics, details and construction. Kolor is stocked in some of the world's most prestigious boutiques but helping the brand out with some commercial outreach, adidas help it cross over seamlessly into the world of sportswear. From a vibrant take on the Ultra Boost silhouette to foil materials and off-beat silhouettes, this is a collection like no other. adidas is undoubtedly one of the most forward thinking companies in the world and just as we've seen with the YEEZY collection, it seems to have passed uncompromising control over to the collaborator. Check out the shots below to get a feel for the collection and check back at 10am on the morning of September 25th to shop the range in it's entirety.