adidas Hamburg ‘Fish Market’
Aiming to capture the unique intricacies and subtle quirks of cultural hot spots around the globe and condense them into extremely eye-pleasing trainers, to say the City Series is a fan favourite collection would not only be a monumental understatement but a disservice to this extremely nice adidas Hamburg we recently found in our possession.
Originally introduced in the ’80s the Hamburg quickly found its place nestled comfortably among adidas’ selection of terrace classics, boasting the low-profile, three striped, uncomplicated design that football fans couldn’t, and still can’t, get enough of. For this iteration however, the Hamburg swaps out the suede, instead choosing to employ a plush leather construction for a more lux feel and robust finish. Blanketing its uppers in a coating of minimal white, the sneakers feature classic elements such as the t-toe overlay, trefoil tongue and three stripe markings alongside subtle nods to its German eponym.
Referencing the North German cities famous Sunday fish market, the trainers employ a textured ‘fish scale’ effect as well as bespoke branding to the in-sole and a metal interpretation of Hamburg’s iconic flag insignia to the heel. With gold inscription situated both to the lateral and medial side, proceedings are brought to a close with a gum midsole underfoot for that all important hit of heritage class.
The adidas City Series Hamburg are available now online at Aphrodite.