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A Detailed Look at the 1/100 adidas Originals Crazy Capsule Collection

Inspired by a high flying hooper who rose to fame in LA, the adidas Originals Crazy Capsule Collection is very rare as the kids say and it’s only been seen on two trendsetters from Atlanta.

Debuted courtside at the NBA Finals by Young Thug and Playboi Carti, the Crazy 8 ADV and Crazy 1 ADV mesh the nostalgic silos of signature shoes seen on a former Staples Center star with knit fabrication and luxury detailing that play to today’s high fashion flavor.

Packaged with an all-over print leather duffle bag and gold plated ID bracelets, the adidas Originals Crazy Capsule Collection is limited to only 100 units.

Get an exclusive look at all the goods below and check out adidas.com for more information on its this Crazy capsule collection.

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Air Jordan “Originals” Poster by Dillon Scott

Let’s face it, as much as you would like to have every single pair of the original Air Jordans, you can’t have them.  For starters, obtaining deadstock pairs at this point is practically impossible with the age of these gems and then when you factor in the fact that the prices would be enough for a new house, alternative ways to appreciate greatness are in order.

Atlanta based artist Dillon Scott has just released a limited edition poster that will look good in your space celebrating all of the OGs from Air Jordan 1-14 without the need to worry about yellowing and crumbled midsoles.

Scoop your copy of this print from his site Dobega for $ 30.

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Interview // A Detailed Look At Adidas Originals’ Full “Turbo Red” EQT 2017 Collection

words, interview & images // Nick DePaula:

Diving back into the 1990s has been a commonly seen shift of late in the apparel world, and for adidas, it was a time of great change, marked by a new era of design language and new takes on branding. For starters, the company moved away from its iconic trefoil logo, launching the awards podium-inspired “mountain” reinterpretation of Three Stripes, in a sharp hue of green no less.


adidas Creative Director Peter Moore’s original 1990 logo update overview.

The peaking stripes aimed to represent an athlete’s journey to the top — “sporting excellence” — adding aspiration to the otherwise static trio of parallel bars. In turn, the brand was also launching a new outlook on performance footwear and apparel altogether: adidas Equipment. Or, EQT for short.

In recent years, adidas has looked to not only deepen its product storytelling, but also offer up a more cohesive range of silhouettes all highlighting one common trait or theme. That brings us to today’s newest collection, a reimagined and modernized take on the brand’s earliest EQT styles.

While still embodying the brand’s initial EQT mantra of “Everything that is essential. Nothing that is not,” the 2017 take on the era-defining EQT Support silhouette keeps those principles intact, ushering in new materials, updated cushioning and a sleekened stance for today’s style.

The full collection of Men’s and Women’s footwear, which can be seen below, ditches the original green in favor of polar opposite accents of Turbo Red, all atop more muted black and white backdrop base colors. Each model  features varying overlays and panels called out in color, allowing the collection to share a theme in different and individualized executions.

Just last month, adidas invited a group of select media to view their newest assortment of sneakers from a private venue space coinciding with Miami’s weeklong celebration of culture that is Art Basel. The setting was fitting for a footwear series that’s shifted from pure performance in the 1990s to on-foot art over two decades later. Longtime EQT collaborator Pusha T was also on hand to help to share his love for the model.

To hear all about the new “Turbo Red” lineup of models, as well as discuss the brand’s approach to marketing and its recent run of influencer success, Nice Kicks caught up with both Torben Schumacher, VP Product and Alegra O’Hare, VP of Global Brand Communications.

Nick DePaula: To start off, how would you describe the original design language of the EQT series, and how did you guys look to reimagine that for today’s era with this expanded collection?


Torben Shumacher, VP Product, adidas Originals and Core

Torben Shumacher: EQT is one of the most interesting and iconic stories of our archives from the 90s. Going back to looking at the adidas brand and how we restarted the brand in many ways, Rob Strasser had come in and had a new view on how shoes should look and what the brand is all about. They stripped everything down to the minimum, and did it in a very pure, daring and simple way.

We were really dancing around with the idea of bringing it back, and it’s right for now. It really tells a story from the classics, all the way to the modern and contemporary way that shoes look today. We really like both ends of it. The classic footwear is still something we stand for, and then you can see the journey of bringing in Boost, Primeknit and more modern materials.

They still very much speak to the idea of EQT from back in the day. That same minimalistic approach, and you don’t need a brand mark to spot an EQT. That’s what I love about the entire collection — EQT is a perfect representation of those two worlds and how they come together.

NDP: From a planning standpoint, when you’re looking to bring something back like EQT, do you always look to also re-envision it with new technology and constructions?

Torben: We want to go back to what the core idea was, and then find creative ways to reinterpret it. They totally can just be a 1-to-1 Retro, and there’s obviously a huge community that can appreciate that and loves to see those. In many ways though, we find it interesting to look at things in a new way, and we think that adds to the overall story.

NDP: We’re here in Miami at Art Basel, which is known for pastels like teal, pink and yellow. How did you guys decide to choose one color that would live through the whole lineup? 

Torben: It was a really bold move back in the day, for them to pick one key color and put it across the entire line. The green became so iconic for EQT originally. That led us to pick a new color in Turbo Red, that was vibrant and strong, and stands for 2017. Rather than looking at how the shoes used to look, we wanted to look at how the shoes could look today.

NDP: From a brand standpoint, what’s the thinking been in building some of these launches and events around a cultural moment or weeklong event in style – like Art Basel and Fashion Week?

Alegra O’Hare: What we try to do is take inspiration from the product, and with the EQT, it’s about the history and how it cut through the clutter back then. We wanted to go to Miami, where there’s a huge art community, and how can we bring the essence of that product to life at Art Basel, which is arguably one of the most intense cultural moments in the US especially.

From a strategic point of view, we want to understand which cultural moments we really want to tap into the community and create that kind of cultural clash, where we’re bringing together all types of people and can really express something new about the brand.


adidas EQT Support 93/17

NDP: The first thing I noticed, that I was really excited about, was the Boost midsole sculpting on the 93/17 pair. What inspired looking at executing the Boost in a new way?

Torben: So far, Boost has been used in a very simplistic way, and it’s been great. We’ve been celebrating that. When we looked at EQT, we really wanted to bring in and not compromise on today’s technologies with fit and comfort. Boost and Primeknit were two natural materials to utilize.

EQT is known for its iconic midsole design and the structure of the stripes with the molding, so we were really thinking about how we can take that iconic design language and marry it with Boost. It’s really the first time that you’re seeing such a treatment to the material, and we’re really excited about it.

NDP: In our world, we’ve seen such a shift in the last year and a half or so with people really gravitating towards adidas models in particular. What do you guys look for in someone that might be deemed an influencer, and what about the brand do you think has drawn people in?

Torben: I think it’s really just the mindset. We look at ourselves as creators, and we want to find creators that share the same mindset. People that can help us to create a strong point of view. Dare to find your own path and write your own story, and not follow any rulebook.

Alegra: I think it also goes to the ethos of our brand — challenging. Challenging the status quo, and once we really embraced that is when we started to see a massive shift. That’s when everything started to begin, and I think NMD is a great example of that. Nobody really expected that from us, both the product and the way we launched it. The whole mix was a great thing that came together and was unexpected.


Alegra O’Hare, VP, adidas Global Brand Communications

NDP: We had the first collab of the NMD, and at the time we were all loving the model, but I still don’t think we even saw it blowing up the way it did. On a similar note, what are some of the factors that can take someone from being a collaborator, to having their own capsule, like we’ve seen with Rick Owens, Raf, Alexander Wang, Stella and so many others that you’ve partnered with?

Torben: There’s no rules. We have this idea of “open source,” and so we want to invite likeminded creators in and really have a conversation. Rather than come in with a predetermined set of rules that we want to apply to a partner. Those conversations then lead to a creative process and ideation. That might lead to one singular product, or it could lead to something bigger. Most of the projects have grown over time, and we’ve all been happy about how that has come together and been true to both our brands and our partners.

NDP: How would you compare styles between US and European consumers? Since we’re now in such a digital age, it feels like those styles are really blending together more and more.

Torben: I think the key is that it’s become a digital conversation, and information availability has really allowed us to see a drastic alignment of global trends between North America and Western Europe. There’s hardly any differentiation at any time between trends in London versus New York. That’s been great for us. It’s really helped us to get one global message across.

NDP: In terms of influencers and seeing your products being worn by trendsetters, I think it’s fair to say adidas has been in the lead of that segment in our world as of late. Does being in the lead for some of those coveted products change the way you guys approach things going forward? 

Alegra: When you lead, there are people following you. You have to keep on pushing yourself to move ahead. I think the important thing is to not repeat, and to change. To keep on changing, while always being true to yourself as a brand. It’s easy to get into a comfort zone and think that everything we’re doing is perfect, but I think that’s part of the culture of us as a brand. We need to keep on challenging ourselves. We’re always trying to express ourselves in a new way. When you look at leadership, we approach it as there’s no one in front, and we have to be even more clear about where we’re going.

Torben: We don’t want to follow along with what we’ve done. There’s no rulebook or one recipe that is the magic one. I think keeping that same curiosity in the process and that same creativity and mindset of trying to change conventions, and finding different ways of approaching things, through collaborations and partners, is the reason why we’re here. We really want to keep that honest and clear perspective on what we’re doing.

Alegra: If you look at our Alexander Wang launch, just the fact that we turned the logo upside down, we’re continually looking at how we can challenge things. Whether that’s how we view our brand, or how we keep on engaging with people.


adidas EQT “Turbo Red” Collection

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Clarks Originals Preston Pitch


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British shoemaker Clarks Originals has released a new desert boot style for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2011 season called the Preston Pitch. The boot has a smooth leather upper, genuine leather lining, and crepe sole, then Clarks adds a bit of character by incorporating corduroy paneling on the sides. The Preston Pitch comes in brown and navy colorways, and will be available for purchase through the Clarks stockists starting in August.

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Adidas Originals: 2015 Fall / Winter Lookbook

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Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals “Pink Beach” Collection // First Look

Pharrell Williams has never been one to conform. In fact, it’s that defiant attitude that’s made him one of the most innovative creators of our time. Therefore, in his latest venture with adidas, he opts to mold new silhouettes in lieu of recreating elder models – a road less traveled where sneaker collaborations are concerned.

The Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals “Pink Beach” Collection effectively validates the adidas Elastic Lace Up and Elastic Slip On, respectively. Each models come in two colorways, one of which in White/Fairway Green like the OG Stan Smith and another in a patterned, multicolored base with black and brown accents at the tongue and heel. Skateboard’s logo then hits the heel on each pair.

Hanon indicates the release is set for May 5. Stay tuned for potential U.S. release details.

Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Pink Beach Collection

Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Pink Beach Collection

Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Pink Beach Collection

Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Pink Beach Collection

Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Pink Beach Collection

Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Pink Beach Collection

Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals Pink Beach Collection

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Camo JS Wings by adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott


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A bold shoe for the adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott collection, the JS Wings sneaker in a camouflage version has just been released. True, by this point in the season camo really is starting to get a bit tiring, but this high top basketball sneaker with wing attachment is an undeniably stylish statement. To be made available closer to the fall season here.

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Adidas Originals X Jeremy Scott JS Bones


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And now from the unwearable files. Avant fashionisto Jeremy Scott, has collaborated on these wild high tops, best suited for Bam Bam Rubble. In everything from white, to turquoise, to animal print and finished with an AllStar type sole, the JS Bones by Adidas and Jeremy Scott, are a kick few can handle. (Kelly Osbourne not withstanding).

This is not the first time we’ve seen a Flintstones inspired project from Scott and we have a hunch it won’t be the last. We aren’t sure where and when these are available, but perhaps somethings are best left on the shelf… or here on The Shoe Buff.

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Adidas Originals Forest Hill Achieve Pack


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When we took a look at the Adidas Originals Tournament pack this summer we thought that might be all we saw of a Forest Hill reissue this year. We were wrong. Today the 80s tennis joint is back in its gold glory and this time, it brought a friend.

The shoe which paid tribute to the the US Open court, gets a slight variation in red detailing. With toned down silver stripes this is a highly desirable take on the 80s casual classic. Check out the complimentary suede patch at the front rim of the sole.

The Forest Hills are but the first offering Originals plans to make this year, in form or their Achieve Pack. From football lads to indie kids, we know there are a lot of boys out there, happy to see these back on the shelf. Available this fall.

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Ransom X Adidas Originals ‘The Chase’ Boot


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Last week we posted a little video for the upcoming Ransom Adidas Originals collaboration. Taking place in the BC interior, a helicopter tours through forests and fjords, interspersed with shots of the aforementioned hikers. Although a gorgeous video, it was hard to get a real look at the actual boots.

Today we have some nice static shots. In more of a tradesman style than a tactical hiker, the throw back ‘Chase’ boots, take a bit from Red Wing with their white contrast soles. In a chukka type pattern the around the toe, these boots rise well above the ankle and have padding to ensure comfort when tightly cinched.

In a few colour options, our favourites have to be the rust. Practical and stylish. What more can we ask. Available this fall where Ransom and Adidas Originals are sold.

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