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Brand: Solebox x adidas Originals

Model: Yung-1

Key Features: The YUNG-1 highlights the upper of the Falcon Dorf, paired with a new sole unit, adhering to the chunky sneaker trend. The color scheme remains relatively neutral with light grey and cream panels, plus a green branding hit on the tongue and heel, and hits of 3M.

Release Date: August 18

Price: €130 (approximately $160)

Buy: All Solebox stores & online

Editor’s Notes: Solebox General Manager Aljoscha Kondratiew was first spotted wearing the Solebox colorway of the YUNG-1 silhouette during Berlin fashion week in July, indicating that the retailer might be serving up a special make-up version very soon. Now, just over a month later, Solebox has officially communicated the release information for the Solebox x adidas Originals YUNG-1.

The sneaker will finally release on August 18 at all Solebox stores and online for a retail price of €130 (approximately $160).

To commemorate the release, Solebox invited @agathapowa, @kanescans, @massimo.taylor, and @runnerwally to shoot the sneaker alongside an actual, living falcon. Shot in analogue, the lookbook stays true to the sneaker’s Falcon Dorf origins.

Below, adidas Originals’ Till Jagla explains the design inspiration behind both the Falcon Dorf and the YUNG-1.

The Return of the Falcon Dorf aka Yung1 leaked couple weeks ago already and last week the first shoes were spotted on foot during the influential Fashion Week in Paris. Since then I have received countless DM's with Q's about the shoe, the name and the release date. Reason enough to write up some more background information behind the project. First, where does that shoe come from and what is the name all about? Well, in the mid 90's adidas have been quite experimental in terms of proportions. Always aiming for the best performance products and most thought through designs, backed up by technology/ innovation. adidas created dope shoes. One of those was born in 1997. Back then the adidas Running team struggled to find a suitable name for that new model. Their daily routine also included a run through the German forest and Franconian villages. Every day the international running team passed a small village close to Herzogenaurach, where adidas is based, called "Falkendorf". The team decided to take that name for their new Running shoe. After internationalizing the spelling, the "Falcon Dorf" was born! Nowadays I think the shoe has never looked so fresh and felt so right to celebrate the bring back soon. The most interesting learning for me was that all the shoes the brand has created in the late 90's / early 000's represent the collective memory for the younger (than me, born in 1980) generation of sneaker heads. So this means these kinda quirky shoes is way more than a trend. This world is the archive for an entire generation. Of course we can't ignore the fact that the fashion world picked it up first and influenced a certain look. Especially Raf Simons spearheaded that chunky, clunky, 90's Tech Look by creating his first Ozweegos couple seasons ago. I am happy and proud to work for adidas to be able to pay homage to this special era of the brand. These projects prove that adidas has such a rich history to offer. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this project. #Yung1 #Falcon image by @locatedinberlin

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