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.
Focusing on this distinct silhouette as well as looking good and standing out, Saucony Originals present the Courageous Premium Pack. The Courageous originally debuted back in the 1980s and although it was designed with running in mind, it's now a brand staple and one often called upon by the sneaker connoisseurs.
Pioneering in terms of comfort, this shoe was a true original around the time it released and even today the idea of comfort is paramount. Adding a premium element Saucony have opted for materials that are decidedly luxe with perforated suede sitting against a 'Marshmallowy' mid-sole. Such an impressive shoe means that numbers are of course limited. However, the Courageous Premium Pack is now available online while stocks last.
Admittedly a shoe based on Bavarian lederhosen doesn't necessarily evoke excitement at first but on closer inspection, the adidas 'Made In Germany' pack is a real masterpiece. Taking two silhouettes fans are familiar with and recreating them out of German factory, adidas have blended tradition, luxury and aesthetic appeal. Setting the silhouettes apart from the rest is a premium deer-skin upper whilst they take on a monochrome palette finished with a deer graphic to the tongue. Finally, the come presented in a unique white box with a commemorative card informing the wearer what the shoes stand for.
The first chapter from this collection will release online in limited numbers March 7th. Both the ZX 500 and the Stan Smith come in sizes UK7-11.