adidas Originals and Hender Scheme partner up for the Spring/Summer 2019 season and release "a pair of fairly niche" casual leather sneakers. The targets of the make-over are two iconic silhouettes — the 'Sobakov' and 'Lacombe.'
The collab preserves the identifying features of adidas footwear, including the sporty aesthetic, the minimalist nods and the three-striped branding. However, the Hender Scheme-influenced iterations do elevate the appearance of the shoes to a more luxury-focused one.
The casual leather sneakers still rely on chic and sporty vibes, however, they do spotlight certain elements that render the pairs incredibly interesting. This includes, for example, the take on the adidas Originals three-striped branding which is realized through tanned ribbons of leather on one silhouette, and through a continuous wave on the other.