November 2, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
adidas Consortium City Series 2 – Slam Jam – Milano
An Italian retail institution, Slam Jam’s inaugural entry into the adidas Consortium rollout carries the expertise and flair you’d expect, with a few surprises in the mix. A simple training shoe creation, the Milano remains much loved, and by retaining the blue, but complementing it with some lime green crinkle patent on the tongue, 3-Stripes and lacestays, and a blue version of the shiny leather on the heel that matches the predominantly all nylon upper.
A gold print carries the Slam Jam logo on one foot and the model name on the other, and a matching branded lace selection is a given. Thanks to the fabric choices, it’s incredibly light, while the green padded lining ensures comfort from the first wear. Channeling the immediacy of the original in its hard-to-ignore mix of the bold and subdued, the Milan crew’s finishing touch is an off-white sole and matching off-white footbed.