Following up on the release of the recent “Ivory” colourway, another adidas Originals Yung-1 enters the scene, this time in a new “Alpine” colourway.
A reconfigured version of the original Falcon Dorf training shoe from 1998, the updated Yung-1 is strikingly accurate in appearance as far as retro releases go, albeit with a few branding tweaks that take the shoe away from the performance category and bring it into the Originals family. The first time around the Falcon Dorf sat in amongst an assortment of memorable shoes from the same era, including the Galaxy in all its different iterations, as well as runners from the iconic Equipment range.
Returning in a slightly different guise for 2018, the Falcon Dorf’s influence is noticeable in the uppers, with the only obvious differences being the restructured tongue and the removal of performance branding. Torsion technology sits inside the midsole – as it has done since the 90s – to provide support and cushioning underfoot.
This latest colourway offers a tonal twist of the silhouette, with rich hues of grey, white and royal blue dressing the shoe’s suede, mesh and nubuck uppers. Rounding things off nicely, three-stripe detailing adorns the sidewalls and a Trefoil sits proudly at the tongue.
The adidas Originals YUNG-1 ‘Alpine will be available via size? previews and in size? stores on Thursday 1st November, priced at £100.