adidas has long-relied on their many classics, from the UltraBOOST to the Samba. Even today, silhouettes like the Gazelle and Stan Smith reign supreme, as they’ve recently walked the runway alongside Gucci and Balenciaga, respectively. And while they might not rival the history and legacy of these silhouettes, we can’t help but feel like the Three Stripes’ newest offerings — such as the Roverend Adventure and the newly-revealed Orketro — are not receiving the attention they deserve.
Part of an entirely new wave, the Orketro sports a look that’s reminiscent of Kiko Kostadinov’s work with ASICS. The construction is intricate and somewhat playful, with the Three Stripes having been shifted forward, wrapping much of the forefoot in the same textured leather used across the eye stays and tongue. “Bright Blue” mesh sits behind, overlaid with dark, embroidered piping and a matching arrangement of glossy paneling, which stretches from the heel to the toe in parallel with the blacked out midsole.
For a closer look at the Orketro, see below. These are currently slated to hit select retailers on June 1st, with adidas.com sure to follow.
In other news, a Black Salehe Bembury Crocs Pollex Clog was recently unveiled.
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Release Date: 2022
Color: Bright Blue/Carbon/Core Black
Style Code: GX3129
EuropeJun 1st, 2022 (Wednesday)