As a continuation of the popular Materials of the World series, adidas Orignals‘ Flavours of the World (FOTW) centered on cultural essences of key geographical regions around the globe. For the month of April, Flavours of the World created the Qing Ming Festival Superstar Vin, in honor of the Chinese festival, Qing Ming (aka Qingming, Ching Ming). Take place annually around April 5th, Qing Ming Festival (æ¸…æ˜Žç¯€) is a day of remembrance and honor for one’s ancestors, an all important doctrine within Confucianism. Family members gathered around the burial grounds of their ancestors on the day with their offerings and prayers. Unwanted vegetation and debris are cleared from the burial grounds. Hence the moniker as the “Tomb Sweeping Day”. Since the burial grounds can be quite expansive, family members of multiple generations would assist in the clean up, making Qing Ming Festival a day of impromptu family reunion.
For the FOTW of April, adidas Originals selected the Superstar 1 as the base. A light orange textile upper was applied on the aft of the sneaker, highlighted with fine floral embroidery. Fine leather in bright orange and deep red, both considered to colors of good fortune, covered the front half the footwear. The package includes a detail decorated box with identical motifs. Available in limited number and on sale currently at selected adidas dealers, including Overkill of Berlin.
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