November 2, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
Last month, we brought you a look at the adidas Consortium City Series, and now we turn our attention to part 2 of the collection, featuring collaborations with four more world-class shops from around the globe. Participating in this round of the City Series will be New York City’s DQM, Milano shop Slam Jam, Kopenhagen’s Norse Projects and as we previewed earlier today, Stockholm retailer SneakersNStuff. Each has put their own unique spin on their respective adidas Consortium model, with their store’s logo found either on the tongue label or the heel to really put their stamp on the project. Keep reading after the jump for more pics and info on all four styles and look out for the pack hitting adidas Consortium accounts in the very near future.
adidas Consortium City Series 2 – DQM – New York
DQM have opted for a New York blackout when it comes to their take on this ’80s running favourite. Previous mixes of suede and mesh might prove a little delicate for the inclement weather the city can unleash, so this simple version of the shoe is ideally suited. Taking the white of an original colourway and applying it to the Dellinger webbed midsole, the upper is primarily constructed from a hardwearing, water-resistant fabric, including the 3-Stripes, while the matching black tongue and heeltab are made of leather.
Store name and shoe name are embossed into a stripe on either shoe, continuing the uncompromising look of the redesign. Cranking up the hardwearing look that the high grip outsole always hinted at, the ghilly lacing that once took the top three eyelets has been replaced by brass d-rings too, while leather lining is a premium touch to this wet-weather friendly makeover.