adidas Superstar 80s “Collab”
- MODEL: ADIDAS SUPERSTAR 80S
- SERIES: ADIDAS CONSORTIUM
- PACK: ADIDAS 3WAY PACK
- DESIGNED BY: Huf / DQM / UNDFTD / Goodfoot
- MADE IN: CHINA
- MADE ON: --/09
- ART.NO: G14840
To celebrate their 60th anniversary, adidas hand selected twelve leading shoe retailers from around the world to participate in the 3WAY Consortium project. These retailers were grouped into three teams, each of which collaborated on the reinvention of five iconic shoes from the adidas Originals collection. The concept packs were released in March, May and July 2009.
The second drop of the 3WAY Consortium project brought together four of North America’s most prominent retailers – Huf (San Francisco), DQM (New York), Undefeated (Los Angeles) and Goodfoot (Canada). They customized this Superstar 80s with a simple colorway and luxurious textures, but kept the famous low top silhouette and rubber shell toe of the original shoe.
The color contrast appears in the true blue upper and three stripes over a white toe and outersole, the white heel tab with the adidas branding in blue, the blue tongue label with the collaborators’ names around the adidas trefoil in white, and the blue innersole with the adidas and project name patterned in white. The overlay of textures is visible in the suede stripes on top of the mesh upper and in the rubber toe, leather heel tab, and suede leather tongue.
This Superstar 80s is sold in a limited edition Consortium box and comes with 5 different lace options. Each set of laces features the logos of Huf, DQM, Undefeated, and Goodfoot on the tips.
written by Jessica Hsu
photography by errol