adidas Consortium

Releasing tomorrow: adidas Consortium UltraBOOST LUX

adidas Consortium UltraBOOST LUX

– Luxury levels –
– Primeknit and leather upholstery –
– Meticulous composition –
– Understated, modern classic –


Herzogenaurach, December 2017

adidas announces the drop of an unreleased, special edition UltraBOOST LUX silhouette. The style will be available exclusively through the Consortium network and pays tribute to the collaborative spirit of the Sneaker Exchange 2017.

Early during this project, Swedish retailer Sneakersnstuff was partnered with America’s Social Status to work on a pack including the UltraBOOST. While the duo took time developing their “monochrome luxury” concept, the idea for a similar UltraBOOST as a stand-alone release took shape. adidas Consortium is proud to finally unveil this new model.


The UltraBOOST LUX sees the model thoroughly refined in a premium execution. The Primeknit upper is understated and soft, while leather upholstery creates a luxurious and comfortable interior. Its synthetic suede overlays and dark sand-colored cage provide harmonious accents and combine with the light upper to create a subtle sneaker, filled with low-key detailing.

The only untouched element is the BOOST™ sole, designed for comfort, support and stability – requirements, which are universal whether it is a casual execution or, as in this case, the luxury variant.


This model demonstrates what the UltraBOOST has become. adidas Consortium artfully adapts the silhouette’s more technical aspects and through meticulous composition and carefully selected materials presents the model in a new light. The UltraBOOST Lux speaks to a new generation of sneaker fans who prefer making refined understatements with their footwear decisions.

UltraBOOST LUX is a fully functioning performance running shoe that equally delivers on the style front as a must have wardrobe staple. It sets an exciting precedent for the model’s capabilities and unlocks new potential in a modern classic.


– cream-colored Primeknit upper
– pale nude synthetic suede toe overlay, tongue detail and heel stripe
– stone-colored subtle contrasting suede leather tongue labels
– dark, sand-colored cage
– grey heel stabilizer
– Consortium branded leather insoles
– white BOOST™ midsole
– Continental™ Rubber outsole
– flat cotton laces

US 8 – 12


Releasing Wed 20th of December @ 10:00

adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange: A Ma Maniére X Invincible

adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange – A Ma Maniére & Invincible
– Luxurious Interiors –
– Cashmere Knits –
– Intricate Detailing –
– Refined quality, modern aesthetic –


Atlanta & Taipei – December 2017

The final edition of the Sneaker Exchange 2017 leads adidas Consortium to Atlanta and Taipei – drawing together A Ma Maniére and Invincible for a refined, upscale sneaker pack exploring the outer limits of luxury. The Sneaker Exchange 2017 challenged retailers to overcome geographical distance and cultural difference, discover common ground and collaborate on innovative and exciting sneaker executions. Together, A Ma Maniére and Invincible reworked an NMD R1 and an UltraBOOST, linked by the partners’ shared love for interior design.


Superb design is a vital component of the world’s finest retail locations. Apart from the actual furnishings and fittings – strong awareness of space, understanding of perspective, technical ability and flair, and creativity are fundamental requirements. Operating successful businesses, both A Ma Maniére and Invincible have long obsessed over the subject and developed strong attention to detail concerning their respective stores.

As retailers that sell the world’s most in-demand, high-quality clothing and footwear, a suitably desirable retail space is vital, and after preliminary conversations, the two partners channeled this energy and enthusiasm into a footwear pack.


Both, the NMD’s black as well as the UltraBOOST’s white upper are constructed from cashmere wool Primeknit. Through subtle decorative detailing such as the inverted last patterns, lacquered rivets and luminescent fibers and branding on the UltraBOOST, A Ma Maniére and Invincible create upscale footwear utilizing innovative materials with meticulous precision.

This luxuriant pack pairs refined quality with a modern aesthetic. It takes two contemporary models and sharpens their appearance, BOOSTtm midsoles guarantee wearability and comfort and the high-quality uppers create modern, style-focused sneakers.

A Ma Maniére and Invincible discovered common ground in an uncompromising approach to both creativity and industrial practice. Together they draw the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange 2017 to a close, unveiling a magnificent sneaker pack with quality design at its heart.



US 8 – 11,5




US 4,5 – 11,5


Releasing Sat Dec 16th @ 10:00


adidas Consortium x Hanon – New York DEC 9th

adidas Consortium x Hanon – New York


Aberdeen, December 2017

adidas Consortium proudly presents the latest collaboration with Aberdeen-based retailer Hanon launching December 9th within the consortium network. Taking a cue from the blustery climate of Aberdeen’s locale, the collaborative style introduces a re-work of the adidas New York classic runner to create a new interpretation and colorway which references the ever-changing Scottish skies.

Known for their assortment of hard-to-find footwear and high-quality apparel, Hanon has long stocked technical outerwear suitable for the Scottish climate. For their latest interpretation with adidas, the retailer revisits their home and locale in the north east of Scotland, taking inspiration from the ‘3-seasons-in-a-day weather’ known for its intemperate climate expressed through the aesthetic of the reinterpreted classic runner.


The weather inspired rework, takes a cue from the 80’s New York signature design distinctive for its classic ZX styling and mesh grill that wraps the midsole. Hanon’s “Dark Storm” color-scheme alludes to the broken skies as dramatic rain clouds quickly sweeping in from across the Atlantic ocean. These transitioning conditions are stylishly recreated in a bespoke jacquard woven pattern with a light-to-dark fade effect which is also applied to the midsole’s signature Dellinger webbing.


Suede overlays give a premium look and feel to the exterior while the soft leather interior and a central section of the sole provide optimistic flashes of Originals blue – a homage to the early New York and a reminder that clear skies could be just moments away.

The Hanon New York comes with three sets of a laces – a thoughtful inclusion allowing the wearer to color-match with the weather conditions. Collaborative branding is visibly presented throughout the shoe, detailed on the side stripes, embossed on the leather tongue loops and screened to each back tab. The climate inspired silhouette even includes embossed coordinates of the city printed on the tongue reverse. The New York footwear demonstrates an innovative execution of a sophisticated concept from Hanon – a retail partner with a strong and clear narrative.


Sizes us9-11,5 // 150€

– bespoke jacquard woven upper with black-grey-white gradient effect in knit pattern
– suede overlays on mudguard, eyestays and heel counter
– TPU D-ring eyelets
– laminated sock liner with embossed isobar pattern
– coordinates of Hanon Shops’s hometown, Aberdeen printed on back of tongue
– co-branded leather tongue labels and heel tabs
– co-branded leather insoles
– white midsole with gradient print on Dellinger webbing
– two-tone rubber outsole
– three sets of laces with co-branded tips

adidas Consortium ”A//D” Crazy 1 Adv & Crazy 8 Adv Releasing on Thursdy Dec 7th

– adidas Originals presents the second chapter in its “A//D” story –
– The latest release presents two newly-discovered takes on the Crazy 1 and Crazy 8 basketball silhouettes –
– Graphic hits and hidden details allude to each shoe’s mysterious discovery in an alternate dimension –


Herzogenaurach, Germany, November 2017

Continuing in its creation of an alternate universe of 3-stripes icons, adidas Originals’ A//D (adidas Parallel Dimension) series returns this month, applying a subversive lens to a duo of basketball models to create the Crazy 1 ADV and Crazy 8 ADV.

The second chapter in adidas Originals’ A//D story, each shoe in the release tells the science fiction story of the discovery of a massive black hole in space. Subsequent expeditions to the black hole reveal a portal to an alternate dimension in which everything is virtually identical to our current universe, save for a number of cosmetic differences in familiar objects.

Following several expeditions through the black hole, a number of classic adidas models from the early 2000s are discovered, almost the same as their “original” counterparts, but distinct in their material makeup. The models then serve as artefacts of this expedition, closely resembling their “original” counterparts in virtually every way, but with marked differences in their construction and design. Though each shoe’s distinctive midsole tooling retains its original form, their uppers drastically depart to create a visually-similar shoe with different tactile qualities.


For both the Crazy 1 ADV and Crazy 8 ADV, this sees each shoe’s more familiar suede and technical fabric constructions switched out for breathable mesh and textured knits, structured with panels on the heel and toe box, rendered in dystopian, greyscale colorways. Finishing touches include silicone branding hits and futuristic lacing systems, compounding the science fiction aesthetic of the release.


As a final touch, alluding to the other-worldly narrative of the A//D project, each shoe features concealed graphics and labels within its design containing notes on the expedition and details about the shoe’s discovery. Not immediately visible, the notes require closer inspection and deeper exploration to be found, mirroring the fictional mission that led to the shoes’ discovery themselves. The effect is true to the A//D ethos; an unsettling exploration of what happens when the familiar is made unfamiliar, and when the known is reconstructed through the lens of something unknown.

Releasing December 7th 2017 at 10:00.


Crazy 1 ADV
– Primeknit & breathable mesh upper with “Skeleton” GID details
– Functional cage and lacing system
– “A//D” graphic details on heel
– adidas Trefoil branding on lace eyelet panel
– Full Primeknit upper with “Skeleton” GID details

US 8 – 11,5

180 €


Crazy 8 ADV
– Primeknit & breathable mesh upper with “Skeleton” GID details
– Functional cage and lacing system
– Elastic collar
– “A//D” graphic details on heel
– adidas Trefoil silicone print on tongue
– Full Primeknit upper with “Skeleton” GID details

US 8 – 11,5 


Also on this Sat: Adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange presents UltraBOOST MID & Energy Boost by Packer & Solebox

Releasing Saturday 11th of October @ 11.00

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– Continental collision
– Mid-Atlantic hues
– Oceanic BOOSTs
– Teaneck and Berlin meet in Icelandsolebox-packer-silfrarift-by_sixnine-3


Teaneck, New Jersey & Berlin – November 2017

The Sneaker Exchange 2017 challenges adidas Consortium’s retail partners to overcome geographical distance and cultural differences to find common ground and collaborate on a footwear pack.

The November installation of the Sneaker Exchange comes from New Jersey’s Packer Shoes and Berlin’s Solebox. Both luminaries in their respective territories, Packer and Solebox actually embrace aforementioned geographical distance and the space that separates them. They use the famous Silfra Rift, a point on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, as the basis for their UltraBOOST MID and an Energy Boost.

The visual inspiration for the sneaker pack is The Silfra Rift, and inland lake in Island. Its crystal clear water rises from deep within the earth and offers great underwater visibility with a rich array of blue tones.

The Primeknit upper on both models echoes air bubbles rising to the water’s surface, while the structure on the BOOST™ midsole continues a similar texture. The UltraBOOST MID is delivered in a darker Primeknit, capturing the essence of the deeper waters. The Energy Boost is lighter and the translucent overlay adds to the model’s striking, aquatic gradient.


At the Silfra Rift, divers are able to touch the North American and Eurasian plates at the same time. Besides the visual references the shoes also offer actual data: the depth chart lines of the shelf can be found on the grosgrain stripe detailing while precise co-ordinates – longitude/latitude – of each store’s location are imprinted on both models, too.

During the Sneaker Exchange it has become custom for partners to brand one shoe, applying logos and familiar detailing. Here, Packer Shoes and Solebox develop this notion further: they have their model, but the stores’ logos use each other’s typeface. A smart way to commemorate the collaboration.solebox-packer-silfrarift-by_sixnine-5

Releasing Saturday 11th of November @ 11:00

Energy Boost: US 8,5 -11 /// 180€

UltraBOOST MID : US 8-11,5 /// 240€

This Saturday: Hong Kong meets London in the next adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange release

Hong Kong’s Juice & London’s Footpatrol team up to give their takes on Matchcourt Mid and Handball Top

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– Sneakers and tourism –
– Embroidered classics –
– Inspired by souvenir jackets –
– Two models make their Sneaker Exchange debut –


Hong Kong & London – October 2017

Each month this year, the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange challenges the idea of collaboration, asking partners overcome differences in geography, aesthetics or language to establish common ground and shared narratives. London’s Footpatrol and Hong Kong’s Juice bring the latest instalment to life. Together the stores rework two cult classic models resulting in ground-breaking executions upon which both parties leave their firm mark. Above all, with authenticity true to themselves and one another.

Both London and Hong Kong are thriving cities for city dwellers and seekers. With travel and tourism comes an economy for souvenirs and memorabilia. From Hong Kong’s sprawling street-level market stalls to the traders who operate just along the street from Footpatrol’s Soho store, a shared appreciation for this form of trade and commerce served as the reference point for this release.Consortium_Juice_x_FP_Concept_Shot_7 (1)

The Matchcourt Mid and the Handball Top are richly detailed with embroidered artwork – the first, bold and striking on the upper, the second, hidden and subtler on the lining. This execution highlights the partners’ mutual respect for craftsmanship and meticulous detailing which is involved in the creation of classic souvenir jackets. Often, these feature elaborately stitched designs of mystical or heraldic animals – dragons, lions– alongside references of the country or city of their origin.Consortium_Juice_x_FP_Concept_Shot_8

While more seasoned sneaker aficionados will recognise them as icons from the adidas archive, this Sneaker Exchange release serves as a befitting moment to introduce both models to the younger sneaker crowd as well.

The Matchcourt Mid is a former basketball shoe embraced by the global skateboard community. Its traditional canvas upper is embellished with boldly coloured dragons and further embroidery. The Handball Top has enjoyed a similar route from indoor sports to street icon and as the more low-key of the duo, it is delivered with a blue suede upper and a gold-embroidered lining.Consortium_Juice_x_FP_Concept_Shot_5


The Juice & Footpatrol Sneaker Exchange pack arrives with an extensive collection of bespoke souvenir merchandise: lighters, ashtrays, umbrellas, half-half scarves, plates, posters, postcards and more, all detailed with the names of the two partners.

The size and scale of this truly special collaboration proves that once the partners find common ground, creativity can really run wild.


Matchcourt Mid Details
– canvas upper with full embroidered artwork on medial and lateral sides
– heel zips
– metal eyelets
– co-branded tongue labels with rivet
– rubberized toe cap
– co-branded leather insoles
– off-white vulcanized outsole
– flat cotton laces


Handball Top Details
– rich suede upper
– pony hair 3-Stripes on lateral, fake snakeskin 3-Stripes on medial side
– gold-stitch detailing and gold adidas branding on heel counter
– embroidered details on lining
– co-branded tongue labels with rivet
– co-branded leather insoles
– off-white mid- and outsole

Releasing on Saturday 4th of November @ 11:00

US 8,5 – 11


adidas Consortium by Limited Edt Superstar & adidas Consortium x Xhibition – Terrex Tracefinder SAT 28th of OCT

This Saturday we will have two new separate releases from the adidas Consortium Collection

Limited Edt Superstar

Singapore, October 2017
adidas Consortium reunites with Singapore-based retailer Limited Edt and presents a luxury rendition of the Superstar. The release is a follow up to Limited Edt’s stunning pack in 2015 and coincides with the refitting of their Vault store.


The new store maintains a hidden special section modeled on a bank vault and references the sublime interiors of gentlemen’s clubs decorated in burgundy, gold and mahogany. It stocks exclusive footwear alongside presentations of special editions and the rarest sneakers.


Limited Edt takes the Superstar silhouette and reworks the model to pay homage to their Vault store. While its previous collaboration with adidas Consortium was unequivocally bold, this one plays with contrasts. The outside of the upper is the more refined section. In burnished burgundy and with the stripes removed, it looks reminiscent of a dress shoe. As well as arriving in a similar color to the store’s interior, Limited Edt draws inspiration from smoking jackets and cigar rooms. The grade on the shell toe reimagines the Superstar’s signature detail as though it was part of a leather sofa. The result is an luxurious and understated profile.


The medial part of the Limited Edt Superstar is bolder. It shows a detail from the 2015 ZX Flux which was covered with floral, Batik-inspired patterns. The complex dying method is traditionally used in Southeast Asia and in 2017 Limited Edt incorporates this regional element as an embroidery. In greens, red, gold, and blue, it is a rich and eye-catching explosion of color.


Limited Edt’s ambition was to create a Superstar that was clean on the outside and detailed on the inside – both sophisticated and flamboyant – and it manages to do both. It literally just depends on one’s point of view!

– plain burgundy burnished full leather upper
– leather shell toe
– tan leather lining
– co-branded tongue labels and copper eyelets
– gold embossed adidas and Limited Edt logo detailing on lateral side
– Batik-inspired embroidery on medial side
– off-white vintage Superstar outsole
– co-branded leather insoles
– flat cotton laces in matching burgundy

Sizes Us8,5-11 150€

Xhibition – Terrex Tracefinder

Cleveland, October 2017
Opened in 2014, Cleveland’s Xhibition has quickly made a big impression – showcasing high-quality, hard-to-find clothing and footwear from across the globe to the American midwest. Founded upon the ambitions to “inform, educate and entertain”, Xhibition has managed to blur the line between retailer and gallery space; communicating the story behind every brand. Together with adidas Consortium, Xhibition goes a step further and takes the story of Cleveland to the rest of the world.


Sat on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is subjected to tough winters. Heavy snowfall and cold conditions make high-performing, technical outerwear a fundamental part of daily urban life. Xhibition presents a Terrex Trailfinder which combines outdoor performance requirements with striking aesthetics – fit for the streets and the ridges.

The model contrasts grey boiled wool with black leather overlays, the result is a compact, weather-resistant upper designed to keep the wearer well protected. A rugged, hardwearing sole is vital for grip but it is complemented by a partially exposed BOOST midsole for further cushioning. Here, Xhibition cleverly co-opts a technology developed for runners and implements it to provide outstanding comfort levels for a new, harsher environment.


While the strap provides enhanced ankle stability, it is also a small nod to adidas’ sporting heritage – evoking images of an era in which most tennis, basketball and running shoes were constructed with this detail to add further support. The strapping has three subtle stripes and with the bright, eye-catching lacing it creates a bold accent against the darker tones of the body.


While developing the model, Xhibition imagined the wearer lost in the nearby mountains of Appalachian Ohio. The goal was to create a shoe suitable for survival. If the Terrex Trailfinder was good enough to survive in the wilderness, then it would also stand up to the challenges of urban life. Designing functional footwear that does not look out of place on a store’s sneaker shelf presents a further challenge, but with smart use of materials and careful detailing the Terrex Trailfinder bridges the gap effortlessly.


– boiled wool upper with leather overlays
– wrap-around mid-foot/ankle strap with 3-Stripes branding
– micro-fleece lining
– gusseted tongue construction
– co-branded tongue labels
– nylon heel pull tabs
– adidas Performance and TERREX branding on heel counter
– segmented midsole with BOOST™ technology
– Continental™ Rubber outsole
– co-branded insoles
– lace loops for enhanced stability and flexibility

Sizes Us8,5-11 279€


Releasing this Wednesday: adidas Consortium A//D Pack – Adistar Comp & TwinStrike

Adistar Comp A//D + TwinStrike A//D / A//D Pack
– Futuristic design –
– Classic Colorways –
– Inspired by the archive –

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For the latest drop of A//D Parallel Dimension, adidas Originals presents two new iterations of Adistar Comp A//D + TwinStrike A//D silhouettes in a new grey color palette.
The brand takes things back to the early days telling the story of the discovery of an alternate Universe following the appearance of a massive black-hole in outer space. In this new expedition into the parallel dimension, researchers find that the two worlds are virtually identical, with the exception of minor aesthetic differences.

The latest drop of A//D Parallel Dimension redefines Adistar Comp A//D + TwinStrike A//D silhouettes in an updated execution through material and colors.CQ1867_DET_BackCQ1866_DET_Back

First up, the Twinstrike A//D is constructed with Climacool mesh, premium suede, glossy leathers and reflective details are combined in a striking, futuristic design, finished with a complex ergonomic lacing system for optimum fit.CQ1866_LATPAIR

The Adistar Comp A//D features a similar material construction of Climacool mesh and premium suede atop the original tooling of its namesake, whilst the shoe’s lacing system is defined by webbing tape panels across the vamp and sides.
Both shoes feature a wealth of details alluding to the interdimensional explorations that led to their discovery – including a number that require closer inspection to uncover. CQ1867_LATPAIR
The new color ways will be released on Wednesday 25th of October @ 10:00.

adidas Consortium x Kasina – Superstar BOOST release 21st OCT 11:00

adidas Consortium x Kasina – Superstar BOOST
– White-clad luxury Superstars –
– A homage to Korea’s artisanal past –
– Leather shelltoe, semi-concealed BOOST™ –
– Postmodern classics –


Seoul, October 2017

Kasina is one of the driving forces behind modern Koreas’s thriving streetwear scene. Founded in Busan in 1997, Kasina has since opened stores across the country and overseen the nation’s emergence on the international style stage. Over the past two decades, Kasina and adidas have become frequent collaborators – in May 2016, the adidas concept shop ‘DAS 107 by Kasina’ opened in Seoul’s Hongdae neighborhood.

While the store is a thoroughly contemporary space, the new Kasina Superstar BOOST looks towards both Korea’s heritage and the adidas archive for references. It commemorates the retailer’s 20th anniversary and the opening of its new retail location “1997”.


The major inspiration comes from “Taesahae”, a traditional form of footwear built by craftsmen and worn by Korean noblemen for several centuries. Elegant and clean, Taesahae are normally made from black and white leather with exposed stitching attaching the upper to the sole. Kasina seeks to mirror the Taesahae’s luxury with this Superstar.

The original Superstar is a classic, its unmistakable rubber shell toe makes it instantly recognizable. Here, Kasina subtly alters the model, the bone white upper is made with lavish nubuck and the shell toe is constructed from the same soft, meticulously tanned leather – replacing the signature rubber cap. A welted leather band outlines the iconic Superstar silhouette and its 3-Stripes branding only appears as tonal stitching on both sides.


The gum sole features a contrasting white seam similar to the Taesahae and is fitted with a BOOST™ midsole to provide modern comfort and cushioning. This juxtaposition captures a central aspect of Korean life: historically referred to as “The white-clad folk”, Korea is a country of rich tradition. However technology, innovation and economic growth has turned its cities into advanced metropolises; modern Korea is a nation where history and the cutting-edge often sit side by side.


A prominent embellishment on the Superstar is the eyelet at the top of the tongue. Made from reddish acetate, it is a nod to mother-of-pearl – the iridescent substance often used for buttons in Korean clothing and furniture design.

Kasina’s Superstar BOOST perfectly demonstrates how a collaborator can breathe new life into a classic model with an already long and fabled history. By exploring Korea’s sartorial heritage, Kasina has helped create outstanding contemporary casual footwear.


Sizes us 8,5-11 // 160€

– bone white nubuck leather upper with stitched 3-Stripe branding

– “1997” embroidery at heel

– bone white nubuck leather shell toe

– co-branded leather tongue labels with acetate eyelets

– light brown colored leather lining and co-branded leather insoles

– gum outsole with internal BOOST™cushioning technology

– contrasting outsole stitching and welting strip

– visible exposed BOOST™ medial panel

– flat cotton laces

Release SAT 21st of OCT!!!


Next Up in adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange: United Arrows & Sons x Slam Jam

adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange – United Arrows & Sons x Slam Jam

– Luxury Suite –

– IKEUCHI ORGANIC Campus and Alcantara® Gazelle

– An Italian-Japanese collaboration nodding to another from the past –

– Understated, low-key elegance –Consortium_UA&SxSJ_Instagram_Concept_Shot_1

Tokyo & Ferrara – May 2017

Japan’s United Arrows & Sons and Italy’s Slam Jam were both established in 1989. Since then, United Arrows & Sons has opened 100 stores throughout Japan while Slam Jam has grown into a European menswear institution with stores in Ferrara and Milan. Both retailers have become the standard-bearers for contemporary fashion in their home countries.

As partner in the Sneaker Exchange 2017, adidas Consortium chall enged the two to communicate, collaborate and discover common ground up on which to deliver a sneaker pack. An early conversation topic was construction, and in particular, the textiles used to make great footwear. Together, United Arrows & Sons and Slam Jam present two luxury leisure shoes: a Gazelle and a Campus, each created using materials with a regional context and locally-sourced materials. The execution is experimental – an exploration in how repurposing high- quality textiles can result in outstanding sneakers.Consortium_UA&SxSJ_Instagram_Concept_Shot_2

The Campus is the opulent of the duo with an all-white upper. The 100% organic cotton used here is a reference to high-quality Japanese IKEUCHI ORGANIC towelling. The area around the ankle and its interior are also made of terry cloth, giving it a ruffled, distressed appearance with a luxury feel. In Japan it is customary to remove your outdoor shoes upon entering a house. With these Campus one gets the “always at home” feeling. They are even softer than most indoor slippers.


IKEUCHI ORGANIC towelling is used again on the interior of the off-white Gazelle. Its upper is made of Alcantara®, the high-quality and innovative material utilised across countless applications. Founded in 1972 by a joint-venture between Japanese and Italian companies, Alcantara® represents one of the leading Made in Italy brands with a contemporary lifestyle approach. United Arrows & Sons’ design partnership with Slam Jam nods back to a previous collaboration between two companies from their respective nations. There is further modification: replacing the original Gazelle tongue w ith a ribbed Samba tongue leads to a hybrid that – given the choice of materials – still works harmoniously.Consortium_UA&SxSJ_Instagram_Concept_Shot_4

While materials and colours are subtle, branding on both models is eye-catching. Besides logo detailing on the tongue labels, “United Arrows & Sons and Slam Jam” appears on the white Campus’ outsole and laces, while “Gazelle” and “Gat-zelle” – the original Japanese name for the model –  is printed on either side of its off-white counterpart.

Understated with subtle low-key elegance, Japan and Italy shake hands via this highly conceptual sneaker pack.Consortium_UA&SxSJ_Instagram_Concept_Shot_5

Releasing this Sat 7th of October @ 11:00

US 8,5 -11,5


No reservations