Adidas SLVR was introduced last year to fill in the niche between Yohji Yamamoto’s avant-garde Y-3 and classic adidas Originals. It was the perfect solution for those who are looking for something more mature than adidas Originals yet more easily wearable than Y-3. For Fall/Winter 2009, the collection’s design sense leans more towards to sleek, tailored and minimal designs that are distinctively Y-3.
However, branding on adidas SLVR is minimal as it is almost impossible to find the name or logo imprinted on any part of the product. The brand’s signature three-stripes did manifest itself in terms of three simple lines on a tiny embroidered tag or toe of the shoe, but that is as far as conspicuous branding goes.
The footwear from this upcoming season remains clean with basic shades used in monotones- red, grey, white, black, blue and tan are all basics we can pair with any clothing. The shoes come in a range of footwear for different functions, varying from slippers to lo-tops and dressier hi-tops. Some interesting pieces we see include a low-top pair with perforated tan suede upper and a navy hi-top with mixed canvas and leather upper. These will be available more or less in entirety at select Adidas SLVR accounts, but some will be up for purchase online.