Adidas Originals invited me and a couple of other ‘heads to check out the new Adidas Climacool at their newly opened store in Phoenix Market City, Bangalore. Aside from doing the usual shoe launch shebang, Adidas also asked us to bring our favourite sneakers along for a little show and tell. Read on to see more.
Of all the Adidas Originals sneakers I own, my favourite is the Adidas x Billionaire Boys Club Stan Smith in pony hair featuring the ‘Diamonds & Dollars’ motif. Of course everyone brought Yeezys as part of their collections but there were some real nice kicks that stood out.
This 2011 release from the Adidas x Star Wars collection features a menacing image of Darth Vader ruling over the Coruscant skyline. The Skyline is a basketball shoe from the 80’s and this version came with Vader inspired patent leather panels and a action figure style blister packaging. Collectible!
Best sneaker spotted on feet at the event. This color keeps growing on me.
This moccasin version of the classic Brussels from the 2014 Neighborhood collaboration has a buttery suede upper and is one of the better moc conversions I’ve seen in recent years.
The three stripes put out some dope Chinese New Year editions every year and these Superstar IIs from 2013, which was the year of the snake, are really fly. All red leather upper with Jade dubraes, hangtags and snakeskin foil stripes – they don’t make flashy kicks like this anymore.
Overall it was a fun evening, being able to see the new Climacool in person was great but catching up with the Bangalore crew and getting to meet some adidas ‘heads from all around the country and getting a peek into their collections was the best part about this event! Here’s to hoping adidas does more meet ups of this sort around the nation.
Click here for a full review of the new Adidas Climacool