A Luxury Update.
adidas Originals have teamed up with luxury Japanese label Hender Scheme, founded by Ryo Kashiwazaki in Tokyo, to create handmade luxury footwear by reinventing three adidas silhouettes. This sneaker is not your usual mass-made, industrial product due to the shoemaker’s hand making. These sneakers will age and morph over time due to their construction making each one unique to their owner, the tanned leather upper will age and develop character. The two brands have collaborated on the MicroPacer, NMD and Superstar in Hender Scheme’s iconic pastel tone; the MicroPacer has been stripped of its pedometer, the BOOST midsole of the NMD has been removed and the Superstar has been elevated to an unprecedented level of luxury. Hender Scheme are known for their nailed in replaceable soles and unique sizing where the number of nails corresponds to the size from 1 to 7. The artisanal craftmanship of Hender Scheme is the same here for any of their shoes – made in their Tokyo workshop by their shoe makers. Size 1 is a UK 4.5 and size 7 is a UK 10.5, with the sizes in between increasing by 1 each time, staying at half sizes.
The adidas Originals x Hender Scheme sneakers will release on 2nd September at selected retailers with the Superstar retailing at €850, the Micropacer at €890 and the NMD_R1 at €940. Check out the lookbook and product images below.