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adidas Consortium x Engineered Garments

Footwear Proper

Posted on October 10 2018

adidas Consortium x Engineered Garments

The original UltraBOOST that launched in the early months of 2015 quickly established itself as the flagship example of the high-performance functionality and meticulous craftsmanship that has come to define the adidas running shoe roster. The UltraBOOST Collective was formed later that year as an opportunity for some of the most revered brands and designers from around the world to create their own distinctive take on the shoe. For FW18, the UltraBOOST Collective is comprised of A Kind of Guise, Engineered Garments, Études and Kinfolk.

Daiki Suzuki’s New-York based brand, Engineered Garments, has garnered a cult fanbase around the globe for its exuberant take on classic American clothing and refined Japanese attention to detail. Subtly mismatched elements have long been a part of the brand’s output and feature on their UltraBOOST in abundance. The pioneering craftsmanship and design of the shoe are here rendered in the bright retro splash of adidas’ ‘Bluebird’ colorway, accompanied by a classic gum-colored outsole. Meanwhile, innovative fabrics such as the Primeknit uppers rub shoulders with more traditional textiles: twill cotton on the heel clip and cage; embroidered stripes that are (of course) mismatched in color. Rounding off the collaboration is a vibrant take on the adidas bucket hat crafted from tech fabrics. The bucket hat has a rich and varied history, acting as a cultural touchstone across the worlds of sport, high-fashion, military clothing and popular music - the perfect accessory for a brand as eclectic as Engineered Garments.

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