Model: FYW S-97
Key Features: The sneaker features a hefty performance sole unit with Torsion technology and a mixed-material upper. The base of the upper is constructed using white mesh, while leather overlays on the quarter panel, sides, and toe box complete the retro look.
Release Date: Available now
Price: €160 / $160
Buy: adidas Consortium retailers worldwide (see list below)
Editor’s Notes: adidas Originals’ latest archive-inspired sneaker, the FYW S-97, drops today, February 16.
The FYW S-97 uses 1997’s adidas EQT Salvation as inspiration and brings back one of the Three Stripes’ ’90s sneaker technologies, Feet You Wear (FYW). The idea behind FYW was to mimic the shape of the foot to avoid injuries and provide a more natural gait while wearing the shoes. The EQT Salvation was one of the first shoes to utilize the technology.
In addition to bringing back FYW, adidas is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Torsion midsole technology. Another of its old-school game-changing technologies, Torsion has withstood the test of time and is still used in adidas sneakers today. Torsion is essentially a TPU arch that bridges the rear foot and forefoot, allowing both to move independently of one another.
The FYW S-97 features a Torsion bar in the midsole and is part of what appears to be an extended rollout of Torsion-equipped sneakers in 2019.
The FYW S-97 drops at adidas Consortium retailers worldwide today.
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