adidas and atmos are no strangers when it comes to partnerships, with the latter often infusing Japanese flair to classic Three-Stripes silhouettes. For an upcoming adidas Superstar, the Tokyo-based retailer taps into the story of Shibuya’s most famous dog—the faithful Hachiko—to deliver a hairy offering reminiscent of a man’s best friend.
The story revolves around how an Akita dog named Hachiko awaited the return of his owner at the Shibuya train station every day, for nine years. atmos covers the 1969 tennis classic in golden-brown fur to mimic the coat of Hachiko while using dark brown suede to animate the side stripes and heel tab. Visible on the lateral side, the cream midsole features text that reads the location of the famed Hachiko statue in Shibuya. The use of metal branding on the tongue is another loose reference to the bronze statue of the canine. “You Make Shibuya” and graphics of a dog are printed on the midsole to complete this heart-warming design.
Enjoy official images of the Superstar below, which will be available at atmos Tokyo on September 18th and adidas overseas on September 24th. Release details regarding a stateside adidas.com are yet to come.
For more by the Three-Stripes brand, check out the surrealist silhouette, the Ozrah—a collaboration between adidas and “transhuman” creator Ruby9100m.
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atmos x adidas Superstar "Hachiko"
Release Date: 2021
Color: Focus Orange/Dark Brown/Off White
Mens: $220 Style Code: GW3471
After MarketAvailable Now
AsiaSep 18th, 2021 (Saturday)