adidas Consortium x solebox – »ITALIAN LEATHERS PACK«

27. April 2018

We are proud to announce our forthcoming collab together with adidas Consortium putting premium materials and expert construction to create elevated takes on the Quesence and Pureboost DPR silhouettes. The installation is clearly following the philosophy «more quality – less hype» drawing inspiration from Italian leather quality and craftsmanship while continuing our consistent core DNA of high quality collaborations.

Inspired by the craftsmanship of Italian leatherworkers, the collaboration sees two classic adidas models recontextualized through the use of premium suedes and leathers throughout their construction, while vegetable-tanned leather accents tip their hat to the release’s artisanal inspirations.

Both pairs share the same superior Italian leather referencing Milan’s architecture and the colors of the city covering both sneakers in a grayish/brownish shade. The iconic pattern of the famous Piazza del Duomo is placed on the insole of both models conveying an even more unique theme.

The history of solebox collaborations has always been based on quality. We would particularly like to manifest this DNA with this upcoming collab.

The Quesence puts its retro, paneled construction to good use, showcasing luxury leathers throughout its design. A perforated suede upper is reinforced with suede and nubuck overlays, with vegetable-tanned leather details providing subtle accents to the design. Most notable to the design is the shoe’s full leather heel stabilizer, a subtle reference to traditional shoe design featuring adidas trefoil branding, countered by solebox branding on the heel panel. It’s rounded off with full leather lining, leather branding details on the tongue and a crisp rubber sole.

The Pureboost DPR features a two-tone circular knit upper across the toebox, countered with premium nubuck panels across the eyestay, tongue and heel. Vegetable-tanned leather accents on the heel and tongue add contrast to the shoe’s soft, tonal design, finished with embroidered 3-stripes, a Boost™ midsole, full leather lining and an embossed branding detail on the heel.