Brand: adidas Consortium
Model: As far as footwear, the “Gardening Club” pack includes two colorways of the Response Hoverturf, as well as the Novaturbo H6100LT sandal. The apparel component includes a sidebag, a gardening-ready vest, and adaptable pants that zip into shorts.
Key Features: The range of “Gardening Club” apparel, accessories and footwear presents a tongue-in-cheek take on the outdoor category, creating a performance-driven range that can easily adapt from the lawn to the streets. Three sneakers highlight the collection, offered up in a color palette that melds floral bursts of bright blues, purples and orange with pared-down earthy tones.
Release Date: Saturday, October 12
Buy: adidas and select retailers like Solebox, Sneakersnstuff, Livestock, and more.
Editor’s Notes: adidas Consortium’s product manager George Griffin explained to Highsnobiety, “We looked at ‘outdoor’ as a place we wanted to explore for the season but in our own playful way with a unique take on it. With outdoor and trail-running being such a ‘serious’ part of the industry, and our colleagues over in the Terrex team who are doing a great job pushing the envelope on innovation and performance, we wanted to completely juxtapose the concept of trail-running, which has a traditionally aggressive aesthetic, with something that is usually seen as a pastime or leisure but still with an outdoorsy look and feel. Hence how we ended up with the gardening-inspired capsule.”
Speaking on his personal highlights from the collection, Griffin continued, “I’ve been lucky enough to be wearing the footwear and apparel for the last month or so now; the designs are all so different that it’s almost impossible to choose. The sandal is striking and unlike anything we’ve seen for a while in this space, so that’s great to see and refreshing – I have worn it a lot, and I’ve actually been brave enough to both wear [it] with and without socks, so it’s surprisingly versatile! But for the day-to-day trips to the garden center or for flower potting, I would say the Hoverturf would be the shoe to choose.”
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