Color: Supplier Colour / Chalk White / Light Bone
adidas Originals once again collaborate with Tokyo's NEIGHBORHOOD to bring another fresh take on classic sportswear for FW14. Strong seasonal hues breathe new life into timeless silhouettes, fusing casual and contemporary with traditional tailoring and construction. This latest collection, which features both footwear and apparel, pays regard to the enduring originality of the two brands. Collaborative branding through out portrays confidence in a clean collection which embodies both NEIGHBORHOOD's signature aesthetic and adidas Originals' sportswear heritage.
Taking direct inspiration from the iconic adidas Superstar silhouette, this NEIGHBORHOOD take on the shoe has dual branding on the tongue, sockliner and heel patch, available in black and print colourways.
- adidas x Neighborhood collaboration
- Limited Edition
- Premium leather upper with Native American inspired pattern
- Leather lining
- Three Stripes branding done in Navajo-inspired glass beading
- Inspired by the iconic adidas Superstar silhouette
- Rubber shell toe
- Skull-and-bones motif on the heel counter
- Dual-branded tongue tag and insole
The relationship between adidas and Neighborhood is one with more than a decade of history. The heartbeat of Neighborhood is Shinsuke Takizawa, whose first recollections of adidas date back to the 1980s, when Run–D.M.C. made him aware of the iconic brand. "Sneakers became a fashion item" he explains, "It was all quite shocking!" Fast-forward to 2005, and the first marker for a fruitful relationship was put down when Takizawa and adidas worked on the Consortium project, creating a version of the Superstars favored by the aforementioned hop-hop trio. The partnership has grown from there, with Takizawa's cousin Kazuki Kuraishi also making his mark. It's a long-term relationship based on mutual respect for product, innovation and reputation. adidas has always admired Neighborhood and their story and held an appreciation for Shinsuke Takizawa's attention to detail, craftsmanship and sources of inspiration. "Creating a design that does not already exist was the original concept when we first worked together" says Shinsuke. "And still today, that same concept is at the core of our collaboration“