The final issue of Adidas and Grace Wales Bonner’s collaboration is upon us. Dubbed “Black Sunlight”, the collection concludes a trilogy of releases that intended to highlight the world of Afro-Caribbean and Black British intellectualism.
Following on from the apparel release back in November, the duo have dropped a collection of four footwear models using the Adidas ‘Japan’ silhouette as their creative canvas. The collection gives off serious ’80s vibes, offering timeless style while elevating your footwear rotation with a touch of luxury:
Constructed from a navy nylon upper, this pair features suede patches to the side and heel of the shoe. Blue leather forms the toe box and eyelets as well as a cross at the back of the shoe, following the archival traits of the Japan model. A soft yellow is present on the tongue and stripes alongside detailed cotton stitching. Underfoot, an off-white midsole cushions every step while gold foil branding completes the shoe.
Seemingly the most luxurious pair of the collection, this colourway is crafted using a soft, premium, cream-white leather. An easy yellow suede is draped over the toebox and heel, while a dark brown covers the heel tab, tongue lining and three stripes. A knitted cotton tongue adds to Wales Bonner’s distinctive retro style and the trainer is completed with brown stitching to the heel.
The only pair with a suede upper, this colourway sees the combination of brown and burgundy to give off a vintage feel. The crossed heel, again, follows the archival traits of the Japan silhouette, using a burgundy leather. A soft yellow midsole offers a reminder to classic 80’s runners and white lacing helps to complete the shoe. Gold foil branding is present in the form of “Wales Bonner” and the Adidas Trefoil Logo.
Shop the collection from 18/02/22 in store and online at Aphrodite Clothing.