Farbe: Black1 / Chalk2 / Super Yellow
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, suede and animal-like pattern stretch mesh upper
- Yellow loop tag on tongue with adidas logo at front and Consortium handshake logo at
- adidas Consortium insole
- Extra pair of laces (black)
For 2013, adidas brings some of its running silhouettes back into the line-up, including the Tech Super, which has been given a watercolour treatment for the spring/summer Consortium pack.
The unique take sees adidas treat animal prints from a different perspective, accomplished with watercolour on stretch mesh. The pattern was developed by hand and the result is a bleeding-out effect of paint splatter, hinting at the feline inspiration.
Despite the striking appearance, the ‘90s model still keeps its distinctive running identity with a mix of premium materials used for the upper such as high-quality leather, nappy suede and stretch mesh. Soft leather lines the shoe, while splashes of muted yellow give it lift-off.