Adidas has been making waves in the streetwear industry over the last several years, having partnered with the likes Palace and Kanye West. The German-sportswear giant is currently killing it off the resounding success of the Yeezy Boost 350, and have in turn imparted parts of its aesthetic in a new silhouette called the Tubular Shadow. The adidas Tubular Shadow, like previously mentioned, will feature a similar look to the Yeezy’s in form and color, but has noticeably different construction when observed closely.
For example, the Tubular Shadow’s sole merely mimics the fully tire-like soles of the Yeezy’s. Other noticeable changes can be seen in the laces, which loop instead of cross, the heel which goes without the band and the material that is used in the Tubular Shadow’s upper. Insofar, the Tubular shadow comes in a timeless khaki colorway – dubbed “Clear Brown” – made with a textile upper, a navy and olive/grey style – made with a knit upper – along with two black iterations made with synthetic and perforated leather upper constructions.
the Tubular Shadow isn’t just another pair of kicks, but rather “a symbol of a coming revolution.”
In short, adidas’ new silhouette comes at a time where the German-giant is trying to bridge the gap between high-fashion and streetwear. A time where social media has truly rewritten the paradigm of what’s considered high fashion, what’s considered streetwear and moreover, if these two separate industries can truly coexist together without diluting one or the other. So in the words of adidas, the Tubular Shadow isn’t just another pair of kicks, but rather “a symbol of a coming revolution.” For more information regarding this new silhouette and where you can cop a pair, check out german outfitters Afew that has them retailing for €99.95 EUR (approximately $106 USD) for the “Clear Brown,” “Mystery Blue” and “Utility Grey,” and €119.95 (approximately $127 USD) for the “Core Black.”
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