It has been a busy year for us, our 20th-anniversary celebrations have been nothing short of remarkable – even if we do say so ourselves. One of the highlights has been our adidas Originals Anniversary City Series, bringing you a range of terrace classics taking inspiration from vibrant metropolises across the globe. Now, for the last instalment to the collection, we are taking you to the largest city in South Africa – Johannesburg.
The Johannesburg is an animated spectacle; Eye-catching golden suede and shiny gold leather on its signature serrated 3-Stripes and around the heel nod towards Johannesburg’s nickname of the ‘City of Gold’ – a title given to the city due to the abundance of the precious metal discovered underneath back in 1886.
Below, we’ve opted for the classic gum sole which provides a retro touch to the trainer while complimenting the rest of the colours. To add to its limited-edition appeal, we’ve placed a shiny ‘1/2020’ logo on the heel, signalling the rarity of the trainer.
It’s also worth noting why we toyed around with the sidewall lettering and opted for ‘JOBURG’ instead of ‘JOHANNESBURG’; in short, we felt it just looked a lot cleaner. Just like the last five pairs, we’re also putting together another collectable city guide that that looks into the shoe’s inspiration, Johannesburg’s past and plenty more.
That’s not all though; it’s been an honour to share our twin-themed silhouette selection with you over these past 12 months and to commemorate what has been one of the most celebrated collections in our history, we’ve put together this Anniversary City Series T-Shirt.
Nice and simple, the short-sleeved cotton tee boasts a Trefoil and Anniversary City Series 2020 lettering to the chest, with the same graphic on the back alongside artwork of the Liverpool, Cordoba, Shanghai, Havanna, Stuttgart and Johannesburg silhouettes – a brilliant tee to encapsulate all the exceptional models we’ve seen this year.
Stay tuned to the size? blog to see what treats we’ve got in store for you in 2021…
Enter the raffle for the adidas Originals Anniversary City Series Johannesburg & T-Shirt via the size? launches app now. It’s £30 for the tee and £90 for the trainers; there’ll also be available in size? stores on 23rd December. Good Luck!