September 10, 2012 BY John Kim
The last several weeks of Classics Revisited were all about the most prized Nike relics of our generation, but adidas deserves just as much mention as its competing brand. We’ll go ahead and state the obvious and say that adidas has a lot of ground to cover in the American lifestyle/streetwear scene, but the next five adidas shoes we’re laying out this week have as much clout as any other shoe we put front-and-center for Classics Revisited. We might as well set the bar high and kick things off with what might be one of the best sneaker collaborations of 2007 – the IRAK x adidas EQT.
IRAK is a notorious group of NYC-based graffiti artists known primarily for shoplifting (yes, shoplifting) outside of graffiti. Started by Earsnot in 1997, IRAK boasts around 50 members and roughly ten years later, IRAK released its own line of products (mostly tees and the like) with famous slogans like ‘Shoplifting is not a crime’. Through some connections with NYC-based retailers, IRAK hooked up with adidas and got to play around with EQT Remix, devising two colorways and topping both off with some of the most aggressive branding ever – a rather lumpy ‘IRAK’ embroidery at the very front of the shoe. Two versions were released (IRAK 2007 and 2008) in limited quantity at $200 a pop. More of the IRAK x adidas EQT right ahead, so take a look and stay tuned for more adidas Classics this week!
IRAK x adidas Rmx EQT Support Runner