From the ground up

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.

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