As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we’ve joined forces with adidas Originals for a city-spanning collection. Taking inspiration from 2010’s ‘Anniversary Series’ city theme, we’ve looked to the original silhouette’s twin cities for our latest releases. And after we twinned 2010’s Dublin with the recently released Liverpool, and Manchester with Cordoba, it’s time to meet London’s twin, Shanghai.
Coining its name from China’s largest city, the Shanghai shares the same tooling, design lines and materials as the London. Across the top, a deep navy blue colours the silhouette’s supple suede base, with touches of orange and purple on the leather overlays to represent the city’s neon skyline reflecting off the water.
Gold ‘Shanghai’ lettering decorates the sidewalls and lace-tips, while a signature gum rubber sole unit provides an archival aesthetic, and 1/2020 detailing at the heel highlights the pair’s exclusivity.
Similar to the pack’s previous releases, the Shanghai’s footbed nods back to the London’s original red and black colourway, and the pair arrive in a bespoke shoebox that features London-inspired detailing on the interior. What’s more, each purchase – both in-store or online – will come with a collectable city guide that sheds light on the shoe’s inspiration, Shanghai’s history and plenty more.
The adidas Originals ‘Anniversary City Series’ Shanghai is now sold out.