Teaming up for summer 2013 is Adidas Originals and street apparel brand Mastermind JAPAN as a offering of closure on behalf of their speculated final collection of limited edition collaborative tricks with Adidas Originals. The entire collection consists of 9 designs in total all branded by both signature markings featured predominately in black.
Showcasing a total of 5 models the designs embrace a tough finish, ranging from the Adidas Originals CTRY, Gazelle OG, Pro model CF, Rivalry Hi and the ZX 500 OG.
Each shoe features full-grain leather on the upper construction with the benefit of perforated texture soles, providing a contrast to the continuous leather in black. From a profile view all shoes are keen to pronounce their rounded off silhouette. The Pro model CF is a standout design, in particular for its resemblance with the classic footwear, Adidas Originals Superstar 2s shell toe cap and its reference to 80’s and 90’s Rap, Hip-Hop scene.
The shoes bare four velcro straps in smooth matte black leather with punctured texture work on the high construction, making for a futuristic shoe yet not overdone. All models of footwear from the collection demonstrate the Adidas three stripes and the Mastermind JAPAN skull and crossed bones monogram, most visibly on the tongue.
The exclusive performance of the collection have been restricted to 7 days, with the release date beginning Wednesday July 3rd and ending the following Tuesday July 9th.
Words by Abisola.
Edited by Angie Crystal Emordi