ADIDAS X RAF SIMONS SS14 LIVE
Raf Simons offers his distinctive take on the adidas’ back catalogue, with the second season
of this unique collaboration.
If you were impressed by last season’s adidas x Raf Simons collab, SS14 pushes the envelope further with a series of brightly-coloured sneakers that feature complex layers and minimalist metal embellishments.
Much attention this season will be on the Stan Smith, which adidas revived this year with great fanfare. Raf’s version comes with minimalist metal hardwear, bold alligator-skin-effect leather and, most obviously, a central acid house stripe.
The Response Trail is the sneaker in this collection that best demonstrates the “shoe-in-shoe” concept that Raf has created for this collaboration. Acting like a futuristic galosh, the outer layer of multi-coloured panels encloses the lower two thirds of the shoe. Finally, the two plastic heel straps add another texture to this truly unique sneaker.
Rounding off the first SS14 delivery is the Rising Star 1. Here, Raf has swapped the traditional laces for zip closures, while a range of metallic embellishments and transparent plastic protrusions combined to create a striking and futuristic design.
We are expecting 2 further styles from this collection to arrive later in the season.
shop ADIDAS x RAF SIMONS