For decades, adidas has been one of the household names in terrace culture. One the one hand, you got timeless archive silhouettes like the Samba, Forest Hill or Gazelle. On the other hand, there’s Gary Aspden’s celebrated SPEZIAL line that draws great influence from U.K. football culture. And now the Three Stripes brand looks to expand their terrace range with the adidas Kamanda.
At first glance this bold new silhouette doesn’t quite fit in with the former mentioned models. The exaggerated sole unit immediatly catches the eye and rather reminds of recent adidas releases like the Prophere.
But then there’s also the subtle nubuck upper with a casual golden name emblem on the quarter. Executed in two simple iterations of Core Black and Collegiate Burgundy, the restrained upper feels very familiar.
And as the clash with a gum outsole that features wave-shaped patterns puts a radical spin to the usual look, the Kamanda might turn out to be one of the most interesting new sneakers this spring.
Release Details – adidas Kamanda (CQ2220) / (CQ2219)
The adidas Kamanda releases on April 28, 2018 at retailers like Overkill. The retail price for each colorway is 129,95 € and sizes go from EUR 40 t0 47 1/3.
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Pics via Overkill