adidas’ strong connection to Boston goes way back. Their involvement with the city’s marathon saw them honor the event with the Boston Super shoe in 1984. With the exciting BAPE x UNDFTD x adidas Consortium Project launching this week, we can present today yet another Consortium release to look out for.
The model has undergone a number of transformations over the years, playing around with materials, colors, shapes, even introducing outdoor elements into the mix. However, for Spring/Summer 2013, Consortium recognizes its legendary archive form, bringing it back with a one-to-one reissue along with a second colorway inspired by the Boston Marathon’s event organizer, the Boston Athletics Association.
Like its predecessor, the shoes feature soft vintage suede and classic mesh combined with leather 3 Stripes, a distinctive graphic midsole, and eye-stay detail at the top of the laces with a ghillie lacing system.
Boston sneaker boutique Bodega will be pre-releasing the shoe on April 14 during the Boston Marathon. One week later, on April 20, the pack will be released at No. 6 London, No. 74 Berlin and No. 42 Paris. From April 27 the sneakers will be available at select Consortium partner stores worldwide.