November 23, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
The Latin phrase ‘Tabula Rasa’ translates to ‘blank slate’, a reminder of a time when Romans took notes on wax slates, erasing them by melting the surface back to its pristine state. That’s pretty much what adidas Originals is doing with the Consortium sublabel after having tossed it into the kindling not too long after that insane aZX Collection, and Three Stripes has applied the concept of renewal to its relaunch. The adidas Consortium ‘Tabula Rasa’ pack offers whited-out takes on five of the slightly lesser known vintage silos, each pair of the BC lowtop, Decade Hi, Match Play court shoe, Pro Shell and ZX 500 Runners and applies premium snow-driven suede and nubuck to their classic lines. Click through to see the adidas Originals design team explain how this pack came to be, then look for them at select retailers like SNS.