From the ground up

The first co-branded project between the two companies, adidas Originals and Sneaker Freaker have partnered to introduce two new Consortium Torsion Integral S models. Loosely based on the magazine’s unofficial color scheme, the ice green shoe was personally designed by Sneaker Freaker’s founder Woody:

“I love mint, it’s fresh and timeless. And it looks good with just about anything! Our starting point was a black midsole which can be a brutal foundation, so we splattered it with a fine mist of wintery white speckle so crisp it’s criminal. From there it was a simple process of adding layer-upon-layer of luscious mint and cool grey, with a sly hit of Sneaker Freaker red in the Torsion bar. It’s a deceptively simple and supremely balanced combination. The materials are first class. The suede on the tongue and heel is so dark and mysterious it’s like staring into an infinite abyss. The mint nubuck is dynamite, the grey leather is the spark and the rugged mesh toebox provides the exclamation mark. Bang!”

Originally released in 1992, the Torsion Integral S is constructed from a classic combination of micro-suede and mesh. The Sneaker Freaker x adidas Originals 2013 Consortium Torsion Integral S will be available at adidas Consortium retailers beginning December 21.

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