adidas Micropacer “Phone”

  • MADE ON: --/07
  • ART.NO: 046590

As part of their Consortium series adidas Originals remade the Micropacer silhouette inspired by the luxury phone company known as Vertu. Originally a British-based subsidiary, the company is now owned and run by Nokia. Their demographic is extremely niche, especially when one considers that their most expensive model ever released was the Signature Cobra, selling for £213,000. Even their lower end models , such as the Constellation, start around £3500. The main reason behind the high prices is the materials: many of the phones are constructed from gold, silver, rubies, and even fine leathers. These high quality and luxurious materials aren’t just used as decoration, but act as the buttons and even the screen in some cases.

The Micropacer “Phone” is built from a smooth, brown (“iron”), oiled leather upper broken by patches of metallic silver, breathable mesh material and shiny foil side stripes. In a style that is typical for the Micropacer silhouette the lace eyestays are covered by a piece of leather, seated firmly with grey velcro, under which the trainer’s especially short tongue hides. The left shoe houses the actual computerized micropacer device itself, buried in a metallic silver case, and the right shoe sports a small velcro pouch, both branded with the adidas name and trefoil logo.

The silver foil sockliner stands out against the dark bronze heel patch, marked with a rough brown trefoil logo. The insole is dark grey with the usual Consortium logo pattern written in gold ink and the outsole is a combination of three greys: two lighter ones on the sides and a dark, almost black, grey on the very bottom. The shoes come packaged in an over-sized, blue and silver Consortium box, complete with a small, square-shaped instruction manual (for the micropacer device), and they’re tied up with semi-round, silver laces.

written by Dylan Cromwell

photography by errol

shoes contributed by Chris SoleconneXion Leal