March 1, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
New York’s DQM has been involved with the adidas Consortium collaborative project since its inception. They were a key player in the first Rod Laver Vintage Pack, so Dave’s Quality Meats are back in the game with Three Stripes on an entire pack. The DQM x adidas Consortium Rod Laver Pack misses ‘quad flavors’ by one, opting for three different tonal mixes of nylon mesh and leather. You can get these new yellow, forest green or dark navy meat grinders, all atop a white midsole, from select adidas Consortium retailers next Saturday, March 13th.
Following on from the influx of last seasons adidas Originals Consortium make-ups, Rod’s OG signature vintage shoe makes a welcome return for the upcoming SS10 season in a variety of colourways. Once again we see the original, slimmed down silhouette, re-interpreted first up by the Laver lovers at DQM in New York City. Chris and the DQM crew prove simple is best again with three variations that will work in a range of scenarios, from denim to shorter options for the fast approaching warmer months.
This version sees a combination of leather and mesh on the upper, which, shorn of the 3-Stripes only adds to the simple, clean appeal of the model. Despite the lack of embellishments, the use of quality leather on the tongue, toe-box and heel-tab as well as touches like the suede strip for the lace-stays ensures the all-over, premium feel we’ve come to expect from Consortium releases. Further features include the Trefoil and DQM logos embossed on the tongue, the Consortium handshake label on the heel, herringbone outsole, Consortium branded eyelets and DQM lace tips with a lace flip to boot.