September 1, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Japanese clothing label VANQUISH has been making a name for itself on the collaborative sneaker scene, authoring a few guest spots that reflect the brand’s blacked-out aesthetic. Following up on this spring’s CHAPTER co-authored adiRise Mid comes another teamup with adidas Originals, this time on a silhouette that made its name by Raising Hell in black leather. The VANQUISH x adidas Originals Superstar 80s utilizes a rich cowhide on the upper as juxtaposed against a griptape-like abrasive material, star-shaped studs and a cheetah sockliner. Put another way, these rockstar tuxedo Shelltoes are some of the most expressive black/white kicks we’ve seen during a year when that colorway is king, and they’re available now at the Vanquish e-store.