Back From The Archives: adidas Originals City Series – Oslo OG
With adidas Originals’ coveted City Series revival in full swing, we’re treated once more to another sought-after silhouette from the archives, the Oslo OG.
It’s a hot topic among adidas collectors debate which of the brand’s City Series collections sit at the top of the list, but more often than not it’s the European collection that has fans trawling through thrift stores and forums to try and find that limited-edition release from the series.
Originally released throughout the 70s/early 80s, adidas Originals’ European City Series chronicled 24 cities throughout Europe, with each commemorative shoe characterised of by a unique colourway. adidas revived the collection with the Brussels OG back at the start of 2019, and now we’ve very pleased they’re welcome back another out-and-out classic that lifts its name from Norway’s capital city.
Its striking black and yellow colour scheme would have undoubtedly been considered bold to most shoes of the day. It's been replicated across a whole host of adidas silhouettes over the years – the Hamburg and Handball Spezial to name a couple. But it’s always been the OG that’s remained at the top of collector’s lists.
Returning in a like-for-like reissue, serrated leather 3-Stripes adorn the sidewalls, while the shoes’ famed moniker sits on the lateral side in the brand’s signature golden finish. A bright yellow shade paints the heel tab and 3-Stripes, while below a classic gum rubber outsole finishes the silhouette.[ratings]
The adidas Originals Oslo OG is out now.