adidas Breakpoint XT
- MODEL: ADIDAS BREAKPOINT XT
- TYPE: CROSS-TRAINING
- MADE IN: FRANCE
- ART.NO: AF4791
An almost entirely unknown cross-training sneaker from adidas’ ancient archive during a period of time when many of their releases were made in France.
With a name like the ‘Breakpoint’ its fitting that the condition of the shoe should be in such shambles as it is. While the leather upper certainly held up fine and the soft, fuzzy, synthetic inner lining seems good to go, the out sole is a whole ‘nother story. Sticky to the touch and splitting in various places with large fractures through the thick, gummy sole, it’s immediately evident these won’t hold up even after a single walk down the block. That damn PU is out to destroy some of the best vintage sneaks, and while I don’t think these quite slide into that category they definitely wouldn’t be a bad summer shoe to go with some shorts at the park and it’s a shame the fate they’ve met.
Beyond the tears of torn up material, the Breakpoint XT certainly features some unique design points. Large branding across the sides is inline with adidas Ecstacy aesthetic though it may be too much for some. The upper and the middle area eyelets are pretty outrageous too, and the perforation patterns on the tongue and toe box are unorthodox at best.
Other than that, there’s not much to say, and unfortunately due to their condition these adidas Breakpoint XT’s will have to be put to rest in the sneaker graveyard.
written by Dylan Cromwell
photography by errol