adidas CNTR 2013
- MODEL: ADIDAS CNTR 2013
- SERIES: ADIDAS CONSORTIUM
- MADE IN: VIETNAM
- MADE ON: --/12
- ART.NO: Q34725
Here we have one of the latest releases from the adidas Consortium inner sanctum, the CNTR 2013, or Centaur if you’re old enough to remember the 1984 releases.
Using the same silhouette as the original release, the Consortium boys (or girls) threw a new twist on the classic which has made it even sleeker in appearance.
This is all down to adidas’ new avenue of technology (heat sealing) instead of conventional stitching. The synthetic suede is heat bonded to the lightweight mesh upper, giving the impression of a one piece construction.
The simplified midsole, which colour compliments the uppers, is available in three variations: red, grey, and the navy pictured here. Discreet details include the Consortium stud branding to the tongue and the same colourway (blue on blue) Trefoil added to the heel tab. The only break from this quite sterile approach is the camouflage effect on the outsoles which seems a little pointless.
These will probably not have mass appeal to the older collectors, maybe a little too modern for their tastes, who will no doubt be drawn towards the Hanon version of the Centaur that has a more OG construction and feel, using the natural suede and conventional stitching.
So to summarise, another release with a twist, and although they’re no ZX 500 OG Consortium release, they’re definitely worth a look. Glance fast though, as they won’t be around for long since they’re a limited run. These new CNTR 2013′s can be found available through the usual Consortium stockists and on sale at the time of writing this (late February 2013).
written by Mike Stopforth
photography by errol