adidas New York
- MODEL: ADIDAS NEW YORK
- SERIES: ADIDAS CITY SERIES
- PACK: CITY PACK 2007
- MADE IN: CHINA
- MADE ON: --/07
- ART.NO: 014559
The adidas New York silhouette was originally released in 1983 as part of the City Series. For the 2007 City Pack, adidas Originals dug back in time to re-release many older models, giving them new colorways and hoping to create excitement among older and newer sneaker fans.
One main feature that bonds the shoes of the 2007 City Pack together is the inclusion of a gold symbol on each shoe. For the adidas New York the symbol is of course a big apple, iconic of the great East Coast metropolis. Its colorway is representative of New York’s NBA team colors, showcasing the Knick’s dark navy blue and orange, mixed with some black in the outsole, midsole, and lacestays.
The side stripes, laces, and outsole mesh patterning are done in a bright orange. Aside from these highlights the upper is almost entirely dark navy blue, mostly made of breathable mesh for comfortable wear during athletic use. Orange stitching holds the pieces together, and breaks the blue into black on the heel just below the large golden apple symbol, which appears again on the tongue tag underneath the typical adidas trefoil branding.
Some hidden detailing can be found in the sockliner, where latitude and longitude coordinates are printed in gold ink. These numbers of course point to the location of New York City, specifically to the corner of Chambers Street and Broadway, nearby City Hall.
The rest of the 2007 City Pack includes a Boston Super, Kopenhagen, L.A. Trainer, Melbourne, München, Rom, Saigon, and a Tokio, each done in a special colorway to match the city which inspires it, and completed with its own unique symbol as well. It’s certain that only the most dedicated of collectors will scoop them all.
written by Dylan Cromwell
photography by errol
shoes contributed by Chris SoleconneXion Leal