With the release of the first phase of the collection earlier in the month, adidas once again go back to basics homing in on two tennis titans for another lesson in understated styling. Blanketing both the recently released SC Premiere and the timeless Supercourt in varying shades of white, the trainers see the same supple leather uppers with the addition of delicately contrasting suede overlays for a subtle nod to the sneakers rich heritage history. Riding on the now tried and tested rubber cupsole both trainers feature tasteful metallic gold branding to the tongue and a selection of both stitch and perforated detailing.
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Paying homage to the humble white sneaker and 50 years of adidas Originals, the Home of Classics Collection strips back a curated mixture of both recent arrivals and well-established mainstays in the three-stripe arsenal, highlighting their minimal versatility, universal appeal and rich archival history. Transcending the sporty path laid out in front of them, each shoe featured within the collection found themselves quickly adopted into almost every corner of the social sphere, skyrocketing them from everyday performance sneakers to the ubiquitous components that made up the uniform for a variety of sub-cultural movements.
Whether you like yours worn in and battle damaged or prefer to keep things crisp and clean the Home of Classics collection promises something for everyone, reinstating iconic low-top models such as the Super Court, Continental 80, AR Trainer and SC Premiere to awe inducing levels of bare bones simplicity. Through the removal of somewhat distracting details such as coloured accents and overt branding, adidas use this collection as an opportunity to delve deeper into each silhouette’s intrinsic properties paying close attention to materials, construction and a plethora of more nuanced design elements.
Simplifying things down to their most pure form, the collection splits into two parts with the first seeing each trainers staunch shape and refined lines enhanced by coatings of monochromatic white leather. Accompanied by delicate tonal stitching and a purposely yellowed midsole that makes nods to the trainers heritage roots, the collection employs a less is more approach providing a blank canvas for the trails and tribulations of everyday wear to be painted upon. To the tongue adidas employ an unconventional approach, placing the usually interior size guide to the front for a drop of contrast against the otherwise immaculate presentation.
A standout of the collection is adidas’ modern remaster of the contemporary classic Stan Smith. Dubbed the Stan Smith Recon it comes complete with a number of subtle intricacies and quirky details, casting a superbly timeless image in the contemporary zeitgeist. Penned as a deluxe carbon copy of the original, the silhouette is treated to the same collection-wide supple leather uppers and further enhanced by the removal of the tennis namesake to the tongue. Displaying a hyper focus upon superior craftsmanship and muted expression, the trainers come equipped with the signature Three Stripes perforated on each side and are complete with the simplicity and stability of a rubber cupsole for a guaranteed slick ride through urban dimensions.
With the sneaker marketplace hooked on a ‘bigger is better’ approach and the saturation of bold colours, extravagant design and over the top extras becoming the norm, sometimes a return to basics is, whether we knew it or not, exactly the breathe of fresh air we’ve all been looking for. Boldly laying it all on the table in a testament to the enduring nature of their footwear adidas confidently exhibit the exact principals which have catapulted their designs to the front of the pack year after year, season after season… And who doesn’t love an all-white sneaker for summer?