adidas Superskate Vulcan “Otani”
- MODEL: ADIDAS SUPERSKATE VULCAN
- TYPE: SKATE
- DESIGNED BY: Otani
- MADE IN: INDONESIA
- MADE ON: 05/07
- ART.NO: 043922
Japanese graphic artist Otani teamed up with adidas to remake the Superskate Vulcan. Apart from bearing a familiar 1970s silhouette, adidas have made this pair super-tough, with the vulcanized outsole and sturdy ankle collar, to offer proper support and extended durability. Additional protection is afforded by the leather panel over the toe casing, making for minimal wear and tear when flicking your feet against the board.
The black leather upper has an all over print in dark gray depicting swirling shapes, roses and skulls. The design is quite stimulating, without being overpowering; a subtle and simple way to color the shoe. The stitching is light gray and pops quietly through the all over print.
The innersole is thick, strong grey leather, combined with a white outsole made from vulcanized rubber, which makes for increased board-feel and comfort. The forefoot has a textured lip for better traction. The sole is black, connecting each element of the shoe effectively. The shoes come with a pair of soft white laces.
written by Dylan Cromwell
photography by Harold Kohn