adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi (kzk) – Darwen

By - October 8th, 2010

adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi (kzk)   Darwen

For the bright-eyed, minimalist urban hiker, Kazuki Kuraishi had injected the popular hiking, outdoor-inspired footwear trend with his own take on muted subtlety and contemporary relevance. The new Darwen from his collaborative line with adidas Originals, adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi (kzk), is a decided matrimony between hiking boots and street sneakers. The new Darwen features a mix of off-white suede with matching mesh panel and tongue. The ankle collar has been puffed and piped with brown leather which matches the slim embossed tongue tag and stripe of Kazuki’s signature heel tape for the hiking color reference. The lace eyelets are built to last in metal, and the top eyelet has been replaced with traditional hiking lace hook. Clean, trimmed and decidedly more urban than your regular hiking sneakers, these should strike a chord with those who love a good outdoor reference.via: SF

adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi (kzk)   Darwen

adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi (kzk)   Darwen

adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi (kzk)   Darwen

adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi (kzk)   Darwen

adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Kuraishi (kzk)   Darwen

2 comments
KID K.I.C.K.S.
KID K.I.C.K.S.

Looks like it has the same midsole/outsole combination as the ZX700 boat shoes from the years past.

KID K.I.C.K.S.
KID K.I.C.K.S.

I'm a HUGE fan of Kazuki X Adidas Originals designs. Kazuki helps to inject some Japanese influence in relatively conservative Adidas clothing lines. I have 3 pairs of Kazuki's MT BOOT. These Darwens look amazing and definitely worth copping. Can't wait to see if there will be other colorways.