Model: Rivalry Lo and UltraStar
Key Features: The Rivalry Lo features a predominately black leather upper with snake skin detailing on the forefoot and stripes. A black midsole is complemented by an off-white outsole.
The UltraStar arrives in an off-white colorway with a high-top construction. The iconic shell toe remains, while the midsole is upgraded with Boost. Primeknit materials give the upper a sock-like feel.
Release Date: August 25
Price: Both sneakers will cost $1,399 HKD (approximately $180 USD). The apparel ranges from $599 HKD ($65) to $3,499 HKD ($445).
Buy: adidas Originals and select retailers such as EX.T, J-01, and BEAUTY & YOUTH
Editor’s Notes: The FW18 iteration of the adidas Originals by United Arrows & Sons is designed by WANTO, an artist at the forefront of Asia’s graffiti scene. WANTO is best known for his spiky signature “W.”
WANTO has taken inspiration from New York’s subway cars and the graffiti that adorned them in the ’80s and ’90s for this collection. The collection comprises two sneakers, the Rivalry Lo and UltraStar, as well as a number of coats, tops, and pants.
The iconic adidas Originals trefoil has been reworked and can be seen on every piece in the collection, while sportswear remains at the heart of the collection. The baseball jacket is a nod to college and “prep” styles that have been so prevalent in Japan. While most apparel is kept simple in design and colorway, the city night sweater is most definitely an eye-catching neck-snapper (slides 6 and 7).
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For more, take a look at adidas Originals’ FW18 collab with C.P. Company.
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