After making it's welcome return at the beginning of last year, the Stan Smith has elevated to dizzying heights. Once again the Stan is the go-to man for clean and simple footwear and a real flagship for the adidas brand. Last year everyone from Pharrell Williams to Raf Simons tried their hand at making their original but for this one adidas have kept it in-house.
Drawing upon on what makes the shoe great, adidas have made this one a tonal affair with a clean white spanning the entire shoe. The only break from the smooth leather is the subtle perforations and the embossing of the iconic Stan Smith portrait. A real minimalist affair and one that gives the tennis classic a real luxe aesthetic. This fresh colourway is now available online priced at £75 in sizes UK7-11.
After a spell in the limelight thanks to the Spezial collection last year, the Topanga is back at the forefront of terrace culture. An impressive silhoutte that seems to combine everything that's great about adidas Originals, the Topanga is a premium shoe in any guise. As well as being made to a high standard with intelligent materials, the Topanga has always been agonizingly hard to track down. With this in mind adidas have wisely dropped it into their mainline efforts and released two fresh colourways to start us off.
Both of these editions are made using a premium leather and both feature smooth suede accents. The defining feature is of course the grainy sole unit and the finishing touch the stamped tongue branding. Both colourways are now available both in-store and online.
Adding weatherproof armor to the ZX 8000's expansive arsenal, adidas Originals present this GORE-TEX twist on the time honored classic. Just like the legendary trainer, GORE-TEX technology is enduring and built to last. Using this on the woven upper results in unparalleled weather resistance with an anti-drop finish. Already lightweight and already great looking, the ZX 8000 is now resistant as adidas continue their quest for innovation.
The adidas Originals ZX 8000 Weave GTX is now available online in limited numbers. Sizes UK7-11 are available priced at £100.
Visually stunning and technically adept, the Kabutomushi Collection takes inspiration from the Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle. It's not the first time Nike have channeled this inspiration and this is the second wave expanding on 2008's release.
Referencing the beetle's armored body through the use of a tough leather and paying homage to it's iridescent texture with iridescent paneling, the collection re-imagines Air Max classics with a bug-like appearance. Just like the Kabutomushi, Nike have created editions with an intriguing outward appearance and enormous strength.
The Air Max 95, 1 & Lunar90 will be available in limited numbers from 00:01GMT on December 27th.