Kazuki Kuraishi’s adidas Originals by Originals venture is no stranger to collaborations. Last season, the designer’s ObyO kzk line had enlisted some of the industry’s important labels such as NEIGHBORHOOD to create collaborative items such as a navy peacoat with a contemporary twist for the line.
This time around, the designer sought out Hong Kong’s creative collective, CLOT, to rework the sneaker world’s iconic shell-toe, the Superstar 80. For CLOT, breathability is quintessential to not just the feet, but a person’s general well-being. Thus, the Superstar 80 veers from traditional opaque and solid material and heads for the ventilated ballistic nylon mesh upper. The black are balanced with jagged white contrast stitching for the classic three-stripes. While the soles and shell toe are kept crisp and clean, the rest of the sneakers stay tonal with black leather lace panels, matching laces and leather tongue. The interesting differentiating point lies in the striped heel pull in colorway of the Germany flag, and the special collaborative vintage style logo tongue which marks all three logos (CLOT, kzk and adidas Originals) into the same space. The intriguing choice of material and stitching give these classic silhouettes a retro futuristic vibe that always plays with the concept of deconstructionism.
Perfect for the sweltering humid summer days in Hong Kong or even Los Angeles, look out for these kicks to hit stores soon! via: EDC