adidas Rekord

  • MADE ON: 11/02
  • ART.NO: 382435

Releasing a classic silhouette is all about taking inspiration from past designs and combining with new ideas. It seems that adidas has succeeded at this with a 2002 re-release of the Rekord model.

The shoe primarily consists of a baby blue (“altitude” or “atmosphere”) smooth leather upper, accented with white perforated leather side stripes and a matching thin heel patch branded with a blue adidas trefoil. The toe is reinforced with a rough half-cut or nubuck patch that matches the perforated eye stays.

Underneath the laces lies a thin, plain 80s style over-sized tongue with a layer of soft padding stitched onto it. There is also high stitching under ankle traces far back to vertical heel stripe. The insole is a soft light blue with a white trefoil and adidas logo, and the final touch is a gum outsole, turned up slightly more than usual at the toe, with diagonal line texture on the sides and a wavey grip pattern on bottom.

These adidas Rekord’s come with silvery blue laces that match the colorway nicely.

written by Dylan Cromwell

photography by errol

shoes contributed by Fritze