END. and Bodega – these names are music to the ears of every dedicated sneaker connoisseur. Both END. and Bodega are known for their sneaker and menswear expertise around the world. For the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange, they teamed up with the three stripes to create a collab with a big story. On one hand, the inspiration focusses on the rich heritage of adidas Originals, on the other hand the bright future of the three stripes is in focus as well.
END. and Bodega chose two adidas Originals silhouettes that are a great fit. First up, the Haven is a classic 1970s silhouette with a slim shape and clean design. Second, the Iniki Boost is adidas’ latest addition to their sneaker portfolio, blending the ’70s retro running style with modern footwear technology, including a Boost sole and neoprene upper, for instance.
While both sneakers are mostly known in clean colorways and classic material mixes, END. and Bodega brought in their fashion know-how and tapped into the latest materialization trends. Both silhouettes received a luxurious “crafted” remake. While the Haven got an upper with beige soft suede and denim stripes, the Iniki was completely reimagined with a blue patchwork upper that is inspired by Boro denim and the Japanese Sashiko technique. Sashiko is a traditional stitching method that was originally used for repairing jeans. Later it was used for decorative purposes in contemporary menswear as well. Round of the “crafted” look, the sneaker received a gum sole.
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