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callaaaren Oct 12


Inspired by the golden era of three stripes running shoes, the adidas iniki red gum is a fresh update of the classic adidas Iniki Runner from the 1970’s. The original suede heel, toecap, and lacing panel have been modernized with a slim upper, Boost cushioning, and serrated three stripe branding. While the Iniki has a classic retro silhouette, the thick Boost sole delivers serious comfort, and a current look.The latest edition adidas Inkiki Boost Runners come in three brand new colorways – for men, choose from a clean Core Black/White colour combo or a White/Pearl Grey/Core Black option. For women, there’s a sleek Core Black/Haze Coral colourway. Each delivers a classic, throwback shape with modern details for instant street style.

adidas iniki pink blue Up top, the sneakers utilize a vintage aesthetic similar to the Gazelle or Dragon models, mixing neoprene with nubuck suede in five low-key colorways. But that’s where sentiment ends, as a high-tech Boost unit is then incorporated on the midsole, changing the complexion of the silhouette entirely. Unlike YEEZY, NMD, and Ultra Boost silhouettes, this is one of the first times adidas has paired the technology with a retro look, and the end result is a clear winner.

Ever since the introduction of the Ultra Boost in 2015, followed by the feverish clamouring for Kanye West’s Yeezy Boosts shortly after, shoes equipped with adidas’ Boost technology have been a hot commodity amongst collectors and style icons alike. The energy-returning Boost midsole provides exceptional performance for sports and everyday comfort for lifestyle use, with many hailing it as the most comfortable shoe tech ever. Capitalising on these past successes, adidas Originals introduce the adidas iniki womens grey silhouette for Spring 2017.

Unlike previous Boost-equipped models, which tended toward the sleek, modern aesthetic, the uppers of the adidas iniki black red draw to mind the classic running silhouettes of the 1970s. Built from lightweight stretch mesh, overlaid with textured suede and finished with vintage details like gum rubber outsoles and serrated 3-Stripes printed to the sides, from the outside the Iniki Runner looks the part of the retro runner. On the inside however, they draw upon adidas’s tech expertise, with concealed sock-fit design, Ortholite sockliner and of course that distinctive full-length Boost midsole, it represents a potent fusion of the old and the new, and is set to be yet another big hit for the brand with the 3-Stripes.

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