Since the relaunch of adidas’ top tier Consortium line last year, there has been a natural demand for women’s product with comparable quality materials and detailing. To respond to these requests, adidas Originals has joined forces with two Scandinavian retailers, WOOD WOOD and Sneakersnstuff, to create the first capsule collection designed specifically for women within the Consortium range.
The three silhouettes – Gazelle Vintage (WOOD WOOD), ZX 700 (Sneakersnstuff) and Basket Profi (adidas Originals) – are varied in style but all share a directional foundation. The look and feel of each shoe is considered, and as always with sneakers in the Consortium range, construction and high quality materials are fundamental. From luxurious animal print and tactile cracked leather to open collar construction, the collection is noteworthy for its details.
Danish clothing label and retailer WOOD WOOD revisits its relationship with adidas Originals for this Consortium collaboration. The brand has reworked the Gazelle Vintage, infusing the silhouette with a Scandinavian sensibility that draws additional inspiration from the Californian desert.
Bringing the quality of Consortium into focus, WOOD WOOD has taken away the overlay of the silhouette and worked with an all-leather construction on the upper that is super smooth. A handcrafted feel comes forth with hand-stitching on the 3-Stripes and heel tab and cotton laces. Raw edging around the collar makes for a sneaker that is both rustic and feminine.
More thoughtful detail is found throughout the sneaker design, including a cork sockliner featuring a screenprinted Trefoil under one foot and the WOOD WOOD logo screened onto the other. A fabric loop tag hangs off the heel with a unique swallowtail finish. Like all Consortium models, a
signature fabric loop tag with eyelet wraps around the tongue.