Following up the “Brewery Pack” that was released in May, SneakersNStuff and Adidas are collaborating once again on a 3 shoe collection. Once again, the companies pulled inspiration from something that wouldn’t usually be associated with sneakers.
The ”Swedish Satellite Pack” is draws inspiration from the early days of NASA and the first human spaceflight. During the first United States spaceflight, astronaut John Glenn used his personal camera to take photos while in space. The result was much worse than expected and the pictures were useless. As a result, NASA research what would be needed in order to successfully take pictures in space. They realized that the best solution was to just buy a model of the Swedish camera manufacturer, Hasselblad, over the counter in a camera store in Houston. This marked the beginning of a collaboration between NASA and Hasselblad that has continued for over 50 years.
The adidas Originals ”Swedish Satellite Pack” consists of three silhouettes that will be released 3 days apart from one another. The first drop is the adidas Originals Stan Smith ”Spacesuit.” This shoe features a metallic silver upper that shows obvious resemblance to a spacesuit. The Stan Smith will be followed by the all black adidas Originals Tubular Runner ”Starry” which is comprised of mesh and suede opposed to the neoprene of the past all black tubular model. Lastly, SneakersNStuff will be releasing the adidas Originals Superstar ”Camera”. This shoe has a black tumbled leather upper to reference the leather that covered the first cameras used by NASA. Additionally, the heal of the shoe features numbers and marks on the heel tab that are inspired by the lens of the Hasselblad camera that was lost in space in 1966.
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