Farbe: Neo White / Chalk2 / Vived Teal
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
- Premium leather upper
- Nubuck and animal-like pattern canvas details
- Perforated toebox
- Petrol loop tag on tongue with adidas logo at front and Consortium handshake logo at
- adidas Consortium insole
Consortium’s animal-inspired watercolour pack for spring/summer 2013 contains a balance of styles, including a basketball, running and classic adidas silhouette. For those who love basketball shoes from the past, the mid ‘80s Strider makes an appearance in a mostly white upper made from high-quality leather and nubuck. The durable canvas features a watercolour print that is used along the medial side, and on the heel tab and tongue, giving off a wild animal vibe.
Keeping it courtside is the perforated toebox, mid cut around the ankle and white laces. Teal stitching, material around the ankle padding and the Consortium loop tag all inject some vibrancy into the shoe.