October 27th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
adidas and Nike are locked in a battle to the death over cutting edge loomworks, but one might argue that the real fight between these industry giants is over who owns the Pacific northwest. Both brands (and Li-Ning, for that matter) have US headquarters in the Beaver State, but the adidas Originals Oregon lays claim to the entire territory with a vibrant 30th anniversary colorway whose palette indeed references a typical mallard look. The UO Ducks are unquestioned uniform/coloring pioneers, but won’t be switching to Three Stripes anytime soon, so have a closer look at this classic runner that’s well-timed for Halloween and grab yours at select retailers like Titolo.
Read more →
June 21st, 2012 by John K.
While a certain other major sportswear brand is inextricably linked with the state of Oregon, adidas has some roots in the Beaver State as well. They’ve got a center of operations right there in Portland and at least one silhouette that shares its name with the state. That silhouette is of course the adidas Oregon, a Three Stripes special proudly bearing its nomenclature on the side that is set to drop in three exclusive colorways for British retailer Size?. Stay with us after the jump to check out the trio and let us know what you’re favorite geographically inclined adidas sneaker is in the comments below. Photos: Sneaker Freaker
Read more →