Daniel Arsham's Archaeological Shoes are Inspired by Cultural Artifacts

 - Jul 19, 2017
References: snarkitecture & dezeen
Daniel Arsham, one of the lead designers behind Snarkitecture, has recently partnered with Adidas to release a limited-edition pair of archaeological shoes. The runners are inspired by cultural artifacts, and their rough cut on the fabric and the soles is meant to reflect that raw, authentic, worn down aesthetic.

The archaeological shoes are a chalk white version of Adidas' New York sneakers, though they're visibly different after more than a cursory glance. The edges of the shoes' canvas are frayed all the way around rather than neatly sealed, and the pattern on the soles is far less regular than a typical sneaker. Further, the shoes respond to UV light, and the soled section around the heel reads "THE PAST" when such light is cast upon them.