adidas Originals x size? x Colnago Collection

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This season we’ve teamed up on a special three-way collaboration together with adidas Originals and Italian racing bike manufacturers Colnago. A brand known for their high-end road-racing bikes join forces with sportswear pioneers, in recognition of their shared humble roots and relentless drive for innovation.

The pack consists of two silhouettes from different ends of the spectrum. The Kamanda – a design experiment inspired by football fans’ favourite styles of the ’80s; and the Trimm Star, released in ’85 as a lightweight training shoe.

Both shoes are finished in Pellegrini Italian leather. The Trimm Star outsole is made out of recycled rubber to imitate the tyres of a classic 70s racing bike. A glossy metallic finish on the stripes and heeltab is taken from the Saronni red stripes on the classic Colnago paint job. The outsole on the forward-thinking Kamanda is transparent to show the carbon fibre effect reflecting the modern Colnago bikes, and the upper is finished up in a premium suede.

German visionary Adolf Dassler, launched adidas in 1949. Starting his empire by making shoes in his mothers laundry room in Herzogenaurach, Adi’s drive and motivation to innovate the field of athletic shoe design led adidas to be the global sportswear brand that it is today.

Just 3 years later, across the border in 1952, Colnago was founded by entrepreneur of great intuition Ernesto Colnago. The Italian firm has become a byword for quality and understated style, stamping a significant mark on Italian design and engineering history. Colnago has a self-proclaimed mission of wanting to create ‘only beautiful things.’

Both Dassler and Colnago relied on product innovation and endorsements with their nations best up and coming athletes to drive home their unique message. Even though their category focus was different, the values of both entrepreneurs are matched closely.

Classicism meets forward thinking – two drivers that led both Adolf and Ernesto to where they are now; with worldwide success and world class athletes joining them along the way.

The adidas Originals x size? x Colnago Collection will be available online, and in all size? Stores on Saturday 29th December, with the Trimm Star priced at £90, and the Kamanda priced at £120.

Additionally, a special accessories pack has been created to match up with each shoe from the pack, in matching colourways, consisting of a cycling cap, water bottle, branded socks, and a trouser clip. Packs will be available both online and in selected size? stores in limited numbers, priced at £50.

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