We’ve selected our top ten ‘The Lost Ones’ designs; now it’s down to you to crown the winner. The post with the most likes on our Facebook page will go into production, so head over to our post and go ahead and get deciding.
Brandon Haley – ‘The Archive Split 1985 Trimm Star’
Brandon Haley’s Trimm Starr effort draws influence from adidas’ archive and the city of Leeds.
The model boasts a split colourway with the lateral side painted in a ‘Royal Powder Blue’ and yellow palette to resemble the colours of Leeds. The medial side opts for a ‘Mocha Brown’ colouring with off-white 3-Stripes, eyestay and heel tab to round off the vintage look.
Brandon’s chosen a slightly translucent gum rubber outsole for an up-to-date feel, and has decorated the insole with the Trimm Stars signature ‘Trimmy’ mascot on a journey throughout Leeds’ history.
Adam McNulty – ‘Coventry Trimm Star’
Adam’s Trimm Star is inspired by all things Coventry.
It takes its colours from the city’s original crest, the Jaguar E-Type and the D-Type – cars which were crafted in Coventry and dominated Le Mans three times in 1955/56/57.
As a nice finishing touch, Adam has decorated the pair’s footbed with a touch of 2-tone as a nod to the birthplace of ska.
Chris Barber – ‘Pickles Trimm Star’
Chris is taking us on a journey back to ’66 with his Trimm Star design.
Thinking about ‘The Lost Ones’, his design is inspired pickles the dog who found the lost Jules Rimet trophy which England won on home turf four months later.
The pair’s main colours are black and white, inspired by the colour of Pickles – a mixed breed collie. The golden yellow trim represents the Jules Rimet trophy itself.
Mark Evans has designed his Trimm Star in tribute to his wife who unfortunately was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer 3 and a half years ago.
The silhouette itself features leather across the toe-box, suede for the sidewalls, velvet 3-Stripes – like that of that adidas Lotherton SPZL – and a dimpled tongue; Mark states that the mix of materials represents his wife’s ability to do so much both through her treatment and afterwards.
Lastly, the pair’s insole comes decorated with the Thyroid Cancer ribbon as a nice finishing touch.
Hannah is a third-year student – and soon to be graduate – of Fashion Communication and Promotion at Nottingham Trent University.
Her entry to our ‘The Lost Ones’ competition is inspired by a university project she worked on during her second year. It explores the under-representation of certain sports in the media that are predominantly women-led and pays tribute to those strong and successful women.
The predominantly pink pair offers a nice fresh take on the Trimm Star, a colourway which Hannah believes will resonate well with adidas’ younger female audience.
Nick Gunby – ‘Positive Thinking Trimm Star’
Nick cites that his Trimm Star silhouette is a nod to his own mental health and how the adidas collector’s community helped to keep himself, and a lot of others, keep positive throughout this challenging year.
The shoe itself is covered mainly in ‘Dark Marine’ suede, and sports light pink velvet 3-Stripes and heel tab which pair’s with the model’s brain-like insole to represent the wearer’s mind. There’s also a set of rope laces which symbolise that we’re always climbing towards better things, and they’re rounded off with a brain-inspired Trefoil tongue logo to tie everything together nicely.
Adam Walton – ‘Shipyard 89 Trimm Starr’
As a Sunderland-native Adam Walton has designed his Trimm Star with design influences from what was once the biggest shipyard in the world.
Sunderland’s shipyard sunk its final ship in 1989 – hence this pair’s ’89 title – and it’s the colour of the ships and the shipyard’s cranes that inspires the colour of Adam’s design. They’re complete with a map of Sunderland to the footbed to round things off.
Daniel’s design is another shipyard-inspired silhouette. Based on Belfast’s famed shipping industry, the pair’s yellow and black upper is inspired by the Samson and Goliath cranes that light up Belfast’s skyline.
The ‘Harland and Wolff’ shipyard went into administration a few years back and threatened to close its doors for good. Thankfully, 79 workers refused to take redundancy and stayed; they fought and managed to secure a buyer and the shipyard remains open and business is picking up again.
Daniels states that this story represents ‘The Lost Ones’ in a different light. The model also pays tribute to Daniels late grandfather and his dad who worked at the yard or many years.
Dan’s Trimm Star effort nods to a silhouette that has just turned 50 this year, the Superstar; his design celebrates one of his Superstar grails.
The pair salutes to a 1996 Bone Canvas Superstar which was a B grade release, which came housed in an inverted colourway box – white with blue branding. They featured an additional stitching trim around the eyestay, a feature Dan tells us he is really fond of. He admits that it’s unlikely he’ll ever own a pair, so has decided to create something to fill that void.
He’s transferred not only the colourway, canvas upper and eyestay stitch detail, but also the tongue and heel branding to even better pay homage to the Superstar. Adding a touch of colour to the heel represents the blue branding on the B grade box, another thing he loves about the original pair. That is also reflected in the insole and additional alternative insole designs.
Kieran Birtchnall – ‘Eddy Merckx Trimm Star’
Kieran’s Trimm Star celebrates one of the greatest professional cyclists of all time, Eddy Merckx. Eddy has won numerous Grand Tours and World Championships, doing so while wearing his own signature adidas shoes on his feet.
His legacy lived on through adidas’ range of cycling cleats that were named after him, but never in the wider range of adidas footwear. With this in mind, Kieran has taken the 1992 Eddy Merckx Challenge cycling shoe and replicated its design across the Trimm Star.
Nylon mesh builds the pair’s base with yellow, red and blue synthetics used for the lateral 3-Stripes; the medial side opts for black 3-Stripes, and the tongue heel and toe-box are cut from soft blue leather.
They come housed in an archive-inspired box and feature a cleat-inspired graphic to the footbed as one final nod to Merckx.
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