adidas Rio de Janeiro Track Top
- SERIES: CITY SERIES
- MADE IN: THAILAND
- MADE ON: 05/06
- ART.NO: 059175
The Rio de Janeiro track top from the adidas City series is one of the most popular jackets with sports fans. This is no surprise considering that the Brazilian city boasts five major football teams – the Flamengo being the most widely supported team in the world.
The track top is inspired by the blue and white of the State flag as well as Rio’s iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. The jacket is color blocked with a blue collar, white upper body, and blue lower section. The white arms are lined with adidas’ signature three blue stripes that run from neck to cuff. On the upper back, the city name “Rio de Janeiro” is embroidered in blue bold outline, and an illustration of Christ the Redeemer watching over the land is printed below. Other details include the national flag of Brazil on the upper right chest and the adidas trefoil logo on the upper left chest.
Like other track tops from the series, the Rio track top is versatile for warm and cold weather conditions. The ribbed cuffs and bottom band provide for warmth, and the full-zippered front can be pulled up to the neck or all the way down. The loose fit and lightweight polyester of the jacket reflects the athletic inspiration, and the two side pockets allow for storage space.
The colorway of the jacket and the scene of Christ the Redeemer are also featured on a set of vintage adidas Gazelle Rio de Janeiro trainers that is now a rare find.
written by Jessica Hsu
photography by errol