Rather than simply altering materials or colorways, Avenue has demonstrated a bold ethos in its treatment of the EQT Support. By toying with traditions and allowing different cultures to clash, Avenue has enlivened the model with a fresh approach. The retailer selected aniline leather - often used to upholster luxury furniture - for the model’s outer. Soft and sleek when left smooth, it is complemented with embroideries woven directly into the leather, heavily reminiscent of patterns often featured in Scandinavian fabric design.
The pack features two models: the EQT Support ADV and the EQT Support Future, titled “Coat of Arms” as the color palette - red, black and white – is a reference to Kreuzberg’s traditional emblem. Despite opening a decade after the EQT Support was first released as a running shoe, OVERKILL holds a long-held love for this particular model and range, being among the stores heavily responsible for the its renaissance. Via events, showcases and previous collaborations, OVERKILL has been assisting the EQT's revival among the new generation of sneaker enthusiasts and veterans alike who are looking for both heritage and a powerful aesthetic.
The two stores had never interacted before Consortium linked them up for the Sneaker Exchange. Their challenge was, once again, to find common ground to deliver a stunning design concept for this series. The partners present a PureBOOST and an updated Climacool in a novel Primeknit execution. Both styles are striking in the use of the knit technology with a completely new take on branding and detailing.