November 29, 2009 BY Sneaker News
The adidas Consortium City Series is back with round three this time collaboration with Paris’ Colette, London’s Crooked Tongues, Toronto’s Livestock and Tokyo’s VA. Just this past November we saw the adidas Consortium – City Series 2 with Norse Projects, SlamJam, DQM and SNS. As with the previous series each city designed a sneaker named after their respective city with colors favored by the collaborator. Take a look below for full details on each and look for their availability at adidas Consortium retailers soon.
Adidas Consortium City Series 3 – COLETTE ADIDAS PARIS
Always expect the unexpected from Colette and Consortium – this Paris interpretation is no exception as once again, the Parisian retail experience give a cult design a look that confidently walks the line between simplicity and the avant-garde. Originally incorporating French flag blue, white and red in its early incarnations, for Colette’s redux, a white leather upper and branded tongue are accompanied by three types of dot pattern within the white 3-Stripes – one red, one blue, and one mixing both.
The blue heeltab is accompanied by the recognisable wordless Colette logo on the rear, and more conventional gold lettering reveals both collaborator and shoe name. Red and blue top metal eyelets reinforce the colour picks, while the innocuous looking white mid and outsole conceals the final surprise – a transparent section of hexagons, that reveals a matching pattern beneath. More Gallic flair that rewards close inspection without alienating those adverse to excess fuss.