adidas has been having a winning streak with their recent collaborations. As the German brand continues to plot its domination on the sneaker market, they have another banger coming in the form of their most classic silhouette.
Taiwanese retailer, INVINCIBLE and the Three-Stripes have come together to make a shoe that represents the indigenous people of Taiwan. The two brands used the costumes worn by the people as an direct inspiration for this Superstar model. The results turns out to be a solid shoe from and for the people of the Taiwanese heritage.
The shoe is wrapped in a grey suede and features red, white, and blue beads that dangle from the ankle collar of the shoe. Those colors represent the costumes that adidas drew inspiration from. The subtle fish scale texture that’s featured on the tongue of the shoe, represents the ritual fights and the texture that’s used as armor for ceremonial purposes of the Taiwanese culture. Tribal elements and logos appear in the insole of the shoe to provide a more hand-crafted feel.
INVINCIBLE’s take on the adidas Superstar not only pays homage but puts a very stylish take on the reengineered Superstar model. These will be releasing at select adidas retailers on November 21.