Good news – adidas Originals’ footy-inspired Sobakov is being reimagined in three all-new colourways. The striking silhouette – which sets out to be a modern rendition of the ‘casual football shoe – is retouched in ‘Aero Green’, ‘Core Black’ and ‘Crystal White’, and in anticipation, we take a look at all of the shoe’s tasty details.
Stylistically the shoe takes inspiration from terrace classics of the past and imagines where they would sit in both the modern day and future. The traditional ‘flat gum sole and three stripes’ combination has been waiting for an update of sorts, and this is the perfect solution. In recent times, the brand’s collaborative projects have hinted at this kind of aesthetic; in particular their work with designer Gosha Rubchinskiy and his forward-thinking collections.
Obvious design traits from the heralded Predator line are visible across the upper, with the waved stripes seen on 2000’s Precision instalment of the legendary range of football boots. The traditional boot leather upper has been overhauled with a deep knitted upper, with linear embroidery running across the toe box – slightly reminiscent of the original boot. Sitting underfoot, a chunky rubber sole bares a rippled texture across the entire length of the unit. Minimal hints of leather creep subtly into the Sobakov, in the form of the reflective sweeping stripes, heel counter and tongue panel.
The new colourways of the adidas Originals Sobakov are available online and in selected size? stores from Wednesday 14th November, priced at £100. You can also explore our already online selection of Sobakovs by clicking here.