October 5, 2009 BY Aaron Hope / 0
Solebox stands alone as the most prolific collaborator in 2009. Their Reebok ERS 2000 started things early with its February release, only to be totally overshadowed by the Billie Jean-evoking lightup Puma R698s. They brought us a Old Skool from Vans Vault in late spring that threw a houndstooth twist on Vans’ cherished checkerboard pattern and a month later got up with Hypebeast and adidas on the Zeitfrei ‘Complete Ride’ collection. Hikmet must really like the three stripes, cos after the Zeitfrei and a Consortium release of their Rod Laver, we see another co-branded effort from Germany’s top sneaker boutique and the Trifoil brand.
The Solebox x adidas Berlin takes a shoe perfectly named for its designer and cranks the dial up on ‘crispness’. They go with a dark navy blue upper that combines leather and woven nylon. It’s a natural match with the baby blue that comes in on the tongues and sockliner, so laces in either colour look great. Both pairs of laces have gold tips, a shine replicated on the foil-printed outer side panels. The left reads ‘solebox’, the right ‘Berlin’, and that’s where you can cop these gumsoled beatuies come October 17th.