Modern styling meets retro technology in a special adidas Originals release, exclusive to Offspring.
This pack brings out two classic running models from the adidas archive and gives them a fresh makeover for 2014, courtesy of the Offspring creative team. Taking colour inspiration from vintage track tops and then updating the designs with premium materials,this release combines the best of retro design and modern construction in one special pack.
The adidas ZX420 was first released in 1988, when it was originally crafted for the serious long distance runner. Pre-dating the Torsion system by only a few months, this lightweight model features a comfortable three-piece EVA midsole and teams it up with a well-designed upper that has stood the test of time.
The adidas Torsion Response Lite premiered in 1992. This reworked version features clever and functional updates in the form of AdiPRENE cushioning in the sole unit, a revised inner sock and tongue area and special details, such as the spring-loaded lace locks. Flip the shoe upside-down and there’s the reassuring sight of the Torsion bar: one of the most-loved examples of functional design in sportswear history.
Both shoes get a full premium transformation here. The adidas Torsion Response Lite finds itself re imagined in luxurious two-tone pigskin on the toe box and side panels, with a vibrant green inner sock to hold the foot steady. Special elements, such as 3M detailing on the Stripes and heel tabs, the bright pink Torsion bar and colour-matched laces, complete the makeover. The adidas ZX420 steps out in full neon regalia: purple neoprene uppers offset the black suede overlays and pink 3M Stripes. An additional full-length 3M tongue panel is the perfect sign off on this unique and exciting twin-pack.
This UK exclusive pack launches Friday 3rd October and will be available online here and in all OFFSPRING stores.
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Saucony Originals have teamed up with footwear giant Offspring to offer 2 fresh spins on the brand’s iconic Shadow 6000, taking their influence from classic colours from the Saucony archive and the streets of London’s Covent Garden. For the first time ever Saucony Originals have produced a fully unisex collaboration, with both colourways being available in both Men’s and Women’s sizes.
Inspired by the ‘We Run’ slogan found on the boxes of Saucony’s performance running shoes, the name ‘Running Since.. 96’ pays homage to the year Offspring launched their first store on Neal Street in Covent Garden, just yards from where they now share a space with the Saucony ‘Story of Running’ pop-up store.
Utilising pig skin suede, with a 3m reflective tongue the colours used in designing the two colourways take inspiration from the prevalent colours in Saucony’s rich archives – neon pink highlights the Saucony three dots logos and across the tongue detail whilst turquoise runs throughout both shoes, with the shoes’ grey base colour taking inspiration directly from the cobbled streets of Covent Garden which surround Neal Street.
Since 1991, the Shadow 6000 has been a favourite of the high-mileage runner who needs a running shoe with stability in the heel and extra flexibility and cushion in the forefoot. It has been such a success it still features in the Saucony 2014 performance line up.
The collaboration will be available from all Offspring stores nationwide from 10am on Saturday 5th of April, and Offspring.co.uk from 10am on Monday the 7th of April, 10am uk time
Offspring can now reveal the full, exclusive Offspring X adidas Pattern Packin all its glory. These unique and exclusive styles are presented in three iconic silhouettes, the Superstar 80’s, ZX8000x and the ZX800 model which is a UK exclusive to Offspring.
Sporting a combination of textures, materials and 3M reflective panels across the models that sit alongside the unique patterns which were carefully selected in house, these trainers speak for themselves.
The tonal grey Snakeskin makes it mark on the classic Superstar 80’s, coating the upper and using contrasting turquoise 3 Stripes. For a more subtle approach the ZX800 uses a scaly flash of snakeskin against its black suede upper with turquoise, grey and 3M accents.
The Speckle print adds its multicoloured spots to the sole unit of the ZX8000x which uses pastel grey and pink suede alongside 3M and bright purple panels. The print then subtly lends itself to the Superstar 80’s adding polka dots onto the iconic 3 Stripes, with the flash of pink against the dark grey suede adding a perfect pop of colour.
Finally the Aztec print uses its geometric patterns on the ZX800 and ZX8000x, blending its bright colours with the classic collegiate burgundy and navy blue suede bases and 3M panels to add reflective flashes to these classic models.
The launch date for this exclusive pack is to be confirmed very soon and will be available in all Offspring stores and on www.offspring.co.uk. Look out for the matching tote bags and swing tags featuring all the unique prints.