I had some time to kill on Friday, and the weather was pretty great, so I met up with Jordan and headed down to a park near me for some shots. He brought along a couple pairs of Adidas, one being the Ardwick x Oi Polloi (box and all – weird), and the other being the Centaur x hanon shop.
I’ve always had a bit of a thing for the Adidas Stockholm, it’s undoubtedly by favourite model from the City Series, and when Sneakersnstuff Stockholm collaborated on this model, it was always going to be a great shoe.
This collaboration was released back in 2009 and features a suede upper like no other (the knap is superb), and also asymmetrical blue and yellow three stripes, and everyone’s favourite gum sole.
All I’ve heard this week is chat about how Stan is back, so I figured I would break out some Adidas, granted they’re not Stan Smith’s but I’ve not had a pair of them since I was 15, buying two pairs at a time and throwing them away when the soles were hanging off.
Anyway, you can never really go wrong with a Campus 80’s and Foot Patrol London absolutely nailed this collaboration. Whether it’s the premium suede upper, the vintage style midsole for some contrast or the use of horse hair on the inner drei-streifen, this shoe cuts out all the bullshit and really is a well executed pair.
Maybe I’ll even throw in another pair of Adidas tomorrow, who knows.
One of my favourite releases from this year.. Adidas dug out the CNTR from their massive vault and let Hanon rework it to produce this collab which pays homage to Aberdeen’s granite.
Amidst the Volcano hype, this week also saw the release of a long awaited classic 90’s running silhouette; the Adidas Torsion Integral S retro in the OG colour way along with two other new colourways.
For me, and like many others, the OG colourway was the pick of the bunch and a must have for anyone not lucky enough to own the original from almost 20 years ago.
Image taken from Hanon Shop.
It’s been a strong year for Adidas and looks like it’s set to continue in 2014, especially for all the fans of their running models.
Although the toe box is a lot more ‘boxy’ than the OG, it’s still a great shoe and definitely one of the best pairs released by Adidas this year.
In my opinion, the Integrals fit quite snug but long so you may have to go true to size if you have wide feet, otherwise, half size down may be a good starting point!
Available to buy from Hanon Shop and many other retailers now.