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adidas 'Never Made' Pack

The timeless is not subject to improvements - this is true for classic kicks designs, too - being classics, after all. Reiterations, however, are released on a daily basis - brands refresh their iconic kicks', reduce their weight, change the fabrics, update the technology applied. Do people dig that endless facelift trick? I don't think they do.

I've come across claims by rookies that "these kicks rock, their vibe is so 80s!" - to which my reply was always the same: you are dealing with a retro model, in fact a replica of the original, by necessity looking the same. Then there was their "in XXI century, so why they are so uncomfortable?" Being left with that only, I came to a conclusion that sentimentality and story don't sell, if not supported with an additional value.

adidas designers apparently had that reality check, too, hence their latest suggestiion - a design type only rarely appearing in the sneaker world - hybrids!

"Classic meets modern - legendary designs and fabrics for a better future"

The "‘Never Made’ Pack" mini-pack pays a tribute to the archives of the three-striped brand The German designers decided to bring back 6 of their late 1980s breakthrough projects to life. The concept behind all 6 iterations is to replace the original soles with state-of-the art solutions - new soles are therefore made entirely of the Boost foam.

Two forgotten classics were the first to go - adidas Rising Star x R1 and Boston Super x R1, the latter being, as probably some of you are aware, a DNA donor for the revolutionary 2015 design - adidas NMD R1.. Now the designers took a step further, supplementing the original silhouettes with the NMD soles. Therefore things come full circle - the "old school" meets recent, cutting-edge tech, without making any changes in the classic upper. Finally, 2 new hybrids were thus born - Rising Star x R1 and Boston Super x R1. "Sole swap" was implemented in the iconic adidas adidas Micropacer x R1, too.

The rest 3 "Never Made" pack designs were supplemented with soles from other contemporary designs. And so, a reiterated adidas ZX930 got its sole from modern EQT Adv, the new Marathonmodel is a cross-over with widely known I-5923 (formerly known as Iniki Runner), and, last but not least, Country was mixed with fresh Kamanda, giving rise to a adidas adidas Country x Kamanda hybrid.

These ones I do dig - all of them look solid to me, and if they do to you, too, here are some pics to help you take a closer look at all the "Never Made" designs, here.


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