Following on from our preview earlier this week, the adidas Originals Samoa is now in the building for a closer look. The first stop in the Island Series is definitely impressive as adidas have recreated this cult classic with a staggering attention to detail. An almost 1:1 re-issue, this season's Samoa comes in the classic Collegiate Gold colourway finished with premium leather details.
As you may anticipate, demand is high for this one when they launch at 00:01GMT Saturday April 18th and in-store the following morning. Sizes UK6-12 will be available priced at £75 including UK7.5, 8.5 & 9.5.
Spring Summer 2015 marks the return of an early ‘80s adidas legacy – the Island Series. This hotly anticipated reissue sees the Hawaii, Samao and Tahiti models return for the first time since their inception.
adidas made an indelible mark in sneaker history in the late ‘70s and early 80s, when the adidas Island Series was first introduced to the market. Immediately embraced by the booming ‘casuals’ terrace culture in the UK and eventually around the globe, the collection saw over twenty highly sought after models releases, all inspired by and named after islands of the world.
Direct from the adidas archive, the Island legacy lives on through OG one-to-one reissues with the finest attention to detail. Spring/Summer 2015 sees the Tahiti, Samoa and Hawaii return to the market. Kicking things off is the Samoa which releases on the 18th April, closely followed by the Hawaii on May 2nd and finally the Tahiti on May 16th. For now we're delighted to present you with the Peter O’Toole artwork but stay tuned as we present a closer look at each design as and when they land. Sizes UK6-12 available including UK7.5,8.5 & 9.5 priced at £75.
The Settend SPZL is a contemporary hybrid that takes its inspiration from several classic adidas shoes. The 'Athens' gum sole unit is married with a modified upper that takes its colour palette from a pair of 1987 adidas 'Shot'. To compliment this colourway the upper specifications are inspired by elements that reflect the iconic adidas footwear design of that era. It uses a low collar, suede tongue, patch branding and the toe box that gives a nod to the vintage 'Wien'. The name Settend is a play on the name of the football pitch where the curator of the adidas Originals x Spezial range Gary Aspden played as a youth - as well as the club that became the epicentre of the legendary Blackburn Raves in 1989.
Available in limited numbers from 00:01GMT Saturday 4th April priced at £80.
Since the Air Huarache's well documented relaunch, few colourways have caused as much of a stir as this one. Mentioned in the same breath as the 'Triple Black' this white counterpart is somewhat responsible for white all-white shoe revival we seem to be enjoying recently. There's no denying that many loyalties lie with the OG colourways but few can argue that the simplicity of this one is unmatched.
This spring '15 edition features slightly different mesh and tiny holes adding intrigue to the leather panels. The legendary profile is of course retained and the finishing touch is the circular Air Huarache label to the integrated tongue. Priced at £90 in sizes UK6-12 (including half sizes) launching Thursday 2nd at 00:01GMT.
Aligining with Japanese brand, White Mountaineering adidas Originals present this minimalist take on the Stan Smith.
Founded by the designer Yosuke Aizawa in 2006 White Mountaineering design and create with the quoute “The field in which we wear clothes is all outdoors.” always in mind. This design ethos is visually apparent when it comes to the brand and is an idea that's encouraged Aizawa to experiment with some of the world's most technical fabrics. Interpreting the towering city structures of Tokyo as the "white mountains" Aizawa has built a brand that's contemporary, relevant and innovative too. Although you might see White Mountaineering playing around with high spec GORE-TEX the design team always hold tradition in high regard, as illustrated through the recent Barbour collection.
This edition of the Stan Smith shows the brand's penchant for unorthodox materials and swapping the traditional leather for a premium suede, this is a superior take on a tennis classic. Further details include a leather backed in-sole, a geometric heel tab and of course the brand name embossed near the heel. Numbers are limited but these will release online at 00:01GMT from Saturday 21st March retailing at £100.