Farbe: Black1 / Chalk2 / Vivid Red
Animal print seems here to stay as it makes a reappearance each season across clothing, accessories and footwear ranges. The pattern is also a firm favourite of many sneaker fans, whether it’s expressed through subtle detailing or a full-on takeover. For Consortium SS13, adidas Originals has been experimenting with different techniques that allude to the pattern in an eye-catching way for the Water Colour Animal Print (WCAP) that caters to those who love a bold pattern.
Taking this to the next level, adidas has used a technique of painting on fabric by hand to create a design that looks wild cat-like from a distance, but up close is an amalgamation of watercolour splatters. The execution has been used on canvas for the Matchplay and Strider models, while the Tech Super model utilises a stretch mesh with the same effect.
Although the prints are subdued in colour, they are certainly dynamic; additionally, all three shoes feature a dash of colour that pushes it to eye-catching limits.
- adidas Consortium release
- Limited Edition
- Water Colour Animal Print (WCAP) Pack
- Animal-like pattern canvas upper
- Premium leather details
- Black embroidered dots feature as a 3-Stripes execution
- Red loop tag on tongue with adidas logo at front and Consortium handshake logo at
- adidas Consortium insole
- Extra pair of laces (red)
The simplicity of the Matchplay lends itself to a daring all-over print such as the one that has been created for Consortium SS13. Developed by painting by hand, the result is a muted colour palette yet bold animal-like pattern that covers the entirety of the durable canvas upper.
Premium soft leather lines the shoe and also features on the heel tab, which is displayed in a bright pop of red. The Consortium handshake logo sits on a fabric loop tag, which is secured by an eyelet on the tongue, again in bright red. The outsole is kept simple in white, while subtle black embroidered dots feature as a 3-Stripes execution, characteristic of the Matchplay.