October 30th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
The hightop version is characterized by a Chuck Taylor-style silhouette that’s been enhanced by an elastic gusset on the ankles, so what can we expect from the adidas Originals AO Toss Lo? If you remember the earliest images of the AO Toss from all the way back in February, you’ll recall that the first lowtops had a chunky lower eyestay that meant its piping was like mashing a couple of Vans lowtops together on a Chuck sole with Three Stripes. The revised model is considerably stronger, thanks to the removal of all piping and a return to a more traditional eye-placket for a look that is indeed somewhat All Star-ish, but also highlights adidas’ penchant for stylish lowtops. Check them out in greater detail after the jump and look for these at select retailers like SNS.
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October 29th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
When we first saw the lowtop version this February, the adidas Originals AO Toss looked more like a cross between the Vans Sk8-Low and a Converse Chuck Taylor Ox. Then somehow, a model with that same name and cap-toed sole came along with an entirely different eyestay and a cleaner silhouette, something on the order of a Nike Blazer Mid AB if the medial zippers were replaced by an elastic gusset. And luckily that’s where the name appears to have stuck, as you can see from this new black, white and soft blue edition that suggests a whole range of simple yet satisfying colorways could be in order. They bear some of the triangular accenting that typified Three Stripes’ ‘Blue’ collection a while back but show how far the brand has come in such a short time with regard to their casual offerings, and they’re available now from Kix-Files.
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