October 24th, 2017 by Sneaker News
Winding down the year of the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange is this transatlantic partnership with two sneaker retail giant’s – Packer Shoes and Solebox. The point of inspiration falls almost right in between their locales as this aquatic theme is born from the Silfra Rift, a tectonic boundary in Iceland; this represents the earth-shattering effects of two of the most powerful establishments coming together and creating new product through friction. The gradient colors of the Ultra Boost Mid and Energy Boost combine to form the color gradient of the ocean floor to the surface, while the details on the Primeknit upper represent air bubbles that form when the giant plates rub together. There are also elements of goggles for scuba diving represented the translucent cage of the Energy Boost as Silfra Right, the two plates that join the continents, is a popular scuba diving destination. Perhaps the most notable detail is how Solebox and Packer Shoes swap their store’s typefaces; Solebox is featured in Packer Shoe’s signature cursive, while Packer takes on the bold standard font.
The Packer Shoes x Solebox x adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange is set to release exclusively at the two stores on November 4th, with a global Consortium drop occurring a week after on November 11th. Retail for the Energy Boost is $180, while the Ultra Boost Mid stands at $240.
Packer x Solebox x adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange
Packer/Solebox Release Date: November 4th, 2017
Global Release Date: November 11th, 2017