Almost to the day two years ago, adidas Originals, UNDEFEATED (UNDFTD) and A BATHING APE® (BAPE®) launched their first collaboration for the Consortium series causing excitement in the sneaker communities around the globe. As a follow up to the previous ZX 5000 and Campus 80s, the Superstar 80v is the next iconic silhouette re-interpreted by the two streetwear powerhouses for 2015.
In-line with both brands’ design languages the result is a masterful balance between the subtle and the expressive. At first sight the uppers of the either black or white Superstar seem plain, with only little hints at the collaboration – golden embossings of the UNDEFEATED / BAPE® brand names and logos – at second sight, heel tab, tongue, lining and – most prominently – the inner three stripes reveal BAPE®’s iconic camouflage pattern as the key design detail. Produced in premium soft leather, the crisp white version is executed with a camouflage in shades of blue, while the black edition features a greyscale pattern.
On April 11th the adidas Consortium Superstar 80v UNDFTD x BAPE® will be released at UNDEFEATED and BAPE® boutiques with No.42 Paris, No.74 Berlin and selected Consortium retailers following on April 18th. RRP 130 €