The hero colorway goes OG, to a time when one of New York City’s basketball teams was battling it out for the top seat. This reissue comes with a high quality leather upgrade especially for Consortium. (more…)
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As part of the adidas Consortium program, UNDFTD, BAPE and adidas Originals have gotten together for three distinct shoes, each building off their shared histories and asthetics. The ZX 5000 and Black Campus will be available at UBIQ Walnut Street 10am, Saturday December 1st, while the Khaki Campus is exclusive to BAPE and UNDFTD. Continue below for a sneak peek of the of this highly anticipated collaboration.
adidas ZX 5000 – UNDFTD x BAPE
The ZX 5000 was technically ahead of the game upon its release in the mid ‘80s, and now adidas Originals is bringing it back, giving the silhouette to two streetwear specialists, BAPE and UNDFTD, to design their own version for Consortium.
The labels pay homage to the camouflage trend using BAPE’s signature camo print throughout. The suede print is predominant on the upper and tongue, with colour blocks of khaki and taupe on the toe box and side panel and a khaki lace jewel. Technical details that were inherent to the original also appear on this version, too: an extended plastic wrap-around heel counter and a Torsion bar that can be seen in red on the outsole of the shoe.
interestingly, the serrated 3-stripes have been treated with leather in bright colours: blue, white and red, which pop against the upper. gold foiling makes the shoe extra special with each brand’s logo stamped on the heel tab – BAPE on one foot and UNDFTD on the other.
adidas Campus 80’s – UNDFTD x BAPE
From the courts to the streets, the Campus has been one of the most cherished silhouettes in adidas’ back catalogue since its initial release in the 1970s.
This time, streetwear specialists BAPE and UNDFTD take over the reigns to create two versions of the Campus sneaker for adidas Originals Consortium collection, taking cues from the army battlefields with camouflage prints and khaki tones throughout.
The black version comes in a suede upper featuring serrated 3-stripes on the side panel, along with tonal black laces and a premium leather heel tab. A gold leafing UNDFTD/BAPE callout sits vertically over the first stripe, while further gold leafing is used to emboss each brand’s logo on the heel tab – BAPE’s is on the right shoe and UNDFTD on the left.
Running throughout the collection is a signature BAPE camouflage print and on this shoe it is used on the tongue and sockliner. A fabric loop tag sits on the tongue featuring a khaki Trefoil on the front and a Consortium handshake logo on the back, while a white vulcanised rubber outsole completes this simple, refined shoe.
Personal memories are infused into the Zx500 designed by photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis, who as a child was a swim team member training for the Junior Olympics.
The upper is predominately swimming pool blue in a premium suede finish, partly perforated to add texture with a brown suede heel tab to reflect Jarvis’ local pool, including the wall tiles and lane dividers. a set of laces accompany the sneakers with dip dye effect ends, inspired by the lane dividers in bright contrasting colors.
The vintage silhouette is given a modern twist with the neoprene tongue, while the white and blue midsole remain true to its sports heritage. Shaniqwa’s autograph is tucked away on the inside of the tongue’s fabric loop tag.
Creative director of happy socks, Viktor Tell, teams up with adidas originals to create his own fun version of the matchplay. from the outside the silhouette looks low key with its mostly white canvas upper, but it’s the small glimpses of detail on the heel tab, ankle padding and inside the shoe that tell both the olympic and happy socks stories.
The Stockholm native took inspiration from a Swedish air pistol champion, and this is achieved along the 3-stripes with bullet hole inspired dots. on one of the sockliners is a trefoil target marked Luftpistol (air pistol) and the other features a lid for bullets. the ankle padding and underside of the tongue feature more brightly coloured dots that make it characteristically Happy Socks.
Illustrator Stefan Glerum represents Amsterdam with his rendition of the Decade Hi for Consortium ss12 and his own tongue-in-cheek approach is evident. At first glance the exterior reveals a fairly subdued sneaker with a navy and white colour-way and a pop of red around the ankle collar. The upper is a combination of nylon and soft leather giving it added texture while the three crosses on the tongue are inspired by the Amsterdam city flag.
Bringing some humour to the sneakers are Glerum’s tucked away illustrations. The outsole features part of a drawing of a fuller-figured woman pole-vaulting, while the sockliner is a full version of the image capturing her in the amusing moment.
The second delivery from the adidas Consortium – Your Story set is ready to go this weekend at our UBIQ Walnut Street. The 3 sneakers above will all be available at 11am Saturday 6/9/12 or online at UBIQlife.com. The construction and materials on all of these is through the roof. You will notice a difference the moment you have them in your hands. Stop in soon!