September 10th, 2012 by John Kim
ADIDAS CLASSICS WEEK
The last several weeks of Classics Revisited were all about the most prized Nike relics of our generation, but adidas deserves just as much mention as its competing brand. We’ll go ahead and state the obvious and say that adidas has a lot of ground to cover in the American lifestyle/streetwear scene, but the next five adidas shoes we’re laying out this week have as much clout as any other shoe we put front-and-center for Classics Revisited. We might as well set the bar high and kick things off with what might be one of the best sneaker collaborations of 2007 – the IRAK x adidas EQT.
IRAK is a notorious group of NYC-based graffiti artists known primarily for shoplifting (yes, shoplifting) outside of graffiti. Started by Earsnot in 1997, IRAK boasts around 50 members and roughly ten years later, IRAK released its own line of products (mostly tees and the like) with famous slogans like ‘Shoplifting is not a crime’. Through some connections with NYC-based retailers, IRAK hooked up with adidas and got to play around with EQT Remix, devising two colorways and topping both off with some of the most aggressive branding ever – a rather lumpy ‘IRAK’ embroidery at the very front of the shoe. Two versions were released (IRAK 2007 and 2008) in limited quantity at $200 a pop. More of the IRAK x adidas EQT right ahead, so take a look and stay tuned for more adidas Classics this week!
IRAK x adidas Rmx EQT Support Runner
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December 24th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
Remember that impressive tonal blue adidas EQT Support colorway we showed you last week? Three Stripes did it again, only this time, instead of Laser Blue, they go for a few shades of the color that perhaps more than any other, has been associated with tonal looks like these over the past couple years. This ‘Ghost Grey’ EQT Support offers up cool vibes in suede and mesh plus rigid elements reinforcing the laces and heels, their scheduled-for-2012 status suggesting that last year’s Air Jordan XI Retro was only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these tonal grey getups. And hey, you can’t fault adidas Originals for cranking out cherished legacy silhouettes in colorways you can wear with pretty much any outfit suitable for sneakers. Check them out more closely after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for the US release date. via Sneaker Freaker
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December 14th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
The adidas EQT Support has enjoyed a solid 20th anniversary in 2011 by following up on momentum generated in the latter half of last year, and unless these get out to stores really quickly, it looks like that trend will continue into ’12. This new colorway takes the 1991-born runner and slaps it with a fresh coating of today courtesy of the tonal color range that so many sneakers have shown off in recent years. The array of tones on this pair is particularly impressive and sufficiently wide that if this were a high profile release befitting a nickname, it might have to be ‘Picasso’. Click through to see more of this work of art after the jump and stick with Sneaker News to find out when they release. via SF
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November 10th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
Our first impression of adidas Originals’ 2011 footwear plans showed an emphasis on wild animal prints, and it looks like that zoological approach has extended into more abstract manifestations. This upcoming adidas Equpiment Support takes its simplest-of-all-colorways from the panda bear, a creature that’s also represented by a tongue tag that looks like Sole Patrol collaborated with Insane Clown Posse. The FBI recently characterized ICP’s notorious fans as a ‘loosely affiliated gang’; is it possible the panda bear is an even looser association to this EQT runner? The answer points to no with word of additional pairs in a pack to come, so check this pair out in the meantime and stick with Sneaker News for all the latest from The Brand with the Three Stripes. via Kickswall
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