September 12, 2012 BY John Kim
In 2004, adidas Originals celebrated the milestone 35th Anniversary of the adidas Superstar – a sneaker that is undoubtedly one of the most iconic sneakers in the history of the genre. Up there with the Chuck Taylor and the Air Jordan 1, the Superstar was at the helm of a rebellious movement that combined sport, street culture, hip-hop, dance, and anything that was seemingly against the quite norm. For the 35th Anniversary, adidas embarked upon the adidas Superstar35 Project – a collection of thirty-five Superstars categorized into five categories. Part of the Consortium series was Japan-based Neighborhood, who re-built the classic Superstar with premium materials in a no-frills tonal-black appeal and a yellowed sole. The Consortium Series of the entire Superstar35 project were incredibly tough to obtain, as they were released on New Year’s Eve, and even compared to the 34 other designs of the set, NBHD’s design stood at the top of the heap. More of this adidas icon just ahead, so take a look and stay tuned for more adidas Classics Revisited features throughout the remainder of the week.
NBHD x adidas Originals Consortium Superstar
Photos: union-made on eBay.