Friday, November 27, 2015
Heritage Reborn: adidas Originals Reimagines its Iconic Archive with the collection EQT #/3F15 Pack
The EQT #/3F15 pack offers a fearless remastering of the Equipment trainers, billed at the time of its original launch as “only the best for the athlete.” Taking this brief to heart, adidas updates these shoes as the EQT #/3F15 with cutting-edge, breathable, flexible adidas Primeknit and energy-returning BOOST™ technologies, as well as a two-layer tongue and an upper woven with glow-in-the-dark thread—new constructions, new details, and new silhouettes built on a classic foundation.
The Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi Pendleton Blanket serves as the centerpiece of the overall collection, based on the colors and imagery from one of Hayashi’s earlier paintings. The Southwestern-styled motifs and tones of the blanket create a unique visual experience on every shoe crafted – no two pairs are alike since the swatches are hand cut and stitched to the uppers. The TH Slip-On LX is one of the most luxurious re-interpretations of the Classic Slip-On profile, showcasing a moccasin-inspired aesthetic and saddle leather trim package atop an embossed midsole wrap. Another iconic Vans silhouette, the Sk8-Hi, is reimagined and refined by Hayashi to become the TH Sk8 Huarache LX. The diagonally dissected build of the TH Sk8 Huarache LX reveals a smooth, smoky suede exterior at the front end while the backside features an embellished, laser-etched heel counter and patterned quarter panels.